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CSI to feature in Digital Transformation TV Series

The Importance of Digital Transformation in The New Normal

We are delighted to announce CSI is taking part in a Digital Transformation TV series with Collaborative Media.

Broadcasting on the Sky digital television network (Channel 184), this programme will look at how digital technology is being implemented and used to deliver robust digital strategies across both public and private sectors.

We are excited to contribute to the programme, discussing topics including IT modernisation, cloud adoption, remote working and climate change.

What’s the programme about? 

The COVID-19 pandemic had a huge impact on business and trading conditions in 2020, and the effects will be felt for a long time to come. Significant differences were seen across industries; online retailers and financial services saw opportunities for profit, whereas travel and hospitality sectors were hit with devasting consequences.

Keeping up with the rate of change demanded by customers, shareholders and employees is a constant battle for organisations who want to remain relevant and competitive in today’s digitally disrupted world.

As the traditional business-to-business landscape continues to evolve to a more consumer-focused world, with the proliferation of devices and expectations to access data and apps instantly, agility and flexibility are more important than ever before.

But digital transformation must be carefully managed and well planned to ensure the outcomes are cost-efficient and mitigate risk.

Access secure data and apps in the cloud, anywhere, anytime

With the national lockdown forcing office closures across the country, the requirement for home working and remote access to systems drove an accelerated adoption of cloud technology.

It was essential for companies to gain secure access to their data and applications to continue to serve their customers and employees – with as little impact on service levels as possible.

Just imagine the disruption to the financial services industry if a bank or building society could not complete financial transactions; it would be disastrous especially in a time of crisis.

Modernising complex and regulated workloads for a hybrid cloud world

The good news is that even the most critical, complex and regulated workloads – like those of financial institutions, healthcare providers and manufacturers – can now be modernised and migrated to cloud platforms, enabling remote access for staff and continued service for customers.

The journey to the cloud should not be underestimated, there is a complicated landscape to navigate. From compliance, security and data sovereignty challenges to backup and recovery, application modernisation, and fluctuating storage requirements – where do you start?

The series features CSI Group CEO, Simon Fisk – here’s a snippet from the interview:

Find a technology partner who understands your business goals

Not all businesses can adopt and integrate new technology to respond quickly to new market opportunities and increased competition, relying just on in-house skills. Many need to leverage specialist managed services partners to modernise applications for hybrid cloud environments and monitor them around the clock.

In addition to management of on-premise, private, or public cloud workloads, additional IT services layered on top such as data protection, storage optimisation, data backup, and cyber security offer a far more robust solution.

CSI’s role as a trusted technology partner is to help companies adopt and integrate new technology so they can quickly respond to new market opportunities and increased competition. With 30+ years’ experience, we are well placed to help clients adopt cloud technology and modernise applications for hybrid cloud environments, including public clouds such as IBM Cloud or our own private CSI PowerCloud built on robust IBM Power Systems.