Why companies fail to pick the right cloud modernization partner

Success in modernizing IT Solutions through the cloud is driven by a complete standardization and automation strategy. 

Technological change is so rapid nowadays, even if the organization has made up its mind to change the technology, the sponsoring technology partner always face myriad of avenues to investigate it. 

Sponsoring technology managers are then left with a decision to make, either to buy a new technology or build one. 

The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new, adaptability is about the powerful difference between adapting to cope and adapting to win. Enterprises that overlook modernization are sure to fail in fulfilling critical compliance and security problems thus, endangering both, their businesses and customers. Such vulnerabilities exist a lot over the internet and especially. website security is biggest concern among businesses. 

It is true that finding the right technology partner is a critical task, but there are several factors that can help organizations to make a profound decision, such as., 

Not just stay afloat, but also surge ahead: 

Senior technology managers always think ahead of the impact an initiative is going to have and try to find an optimum solution to a problem. 

  • By articulating an inefficiency, risk or opportunity in a technology strategy 
  • Ideated potential pathways forward (tactical remediation, acquisition of new tools, wider-scale technology transformation) 
  • Canvased opinions of senior managers in other organizations 
  • Taken meetings with software product representatives and service consultancies 
  • And, lastly defining the what, how and who of an appropriate end state 

Set Expectations:

  • By introducing consultants to internal delivery and operational personnel for discovery activities, expectations of collaboration 
  • Consultants listen to problems and validate potential future ways of operating 

Commitment of Senior Managers:

Sponsoring managers might find themselves sharing these expectations as they discuss emerging discovery outcomes with other functional leaders. This can also happen as they become associated with an on-trial supplier and strategic initiative. 

And with the financial year progressing and pressure mounting to make inroads on strategic priorities, sponsoring managers may forgive early signs of poor supplier alignment to create short-term momentum. 

These factors can contribute to ill-fitting technology supplier arrangements. These arrangements can erode the technology function’s business value due to poor definition, execution and solution adoption. 

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Users Switching to Other Apps after WhatsApp Updated its Data Terms

After the recent updates by WhatsApp to share data with Facebook. It is being noticed that several other messaging apps are being used more these days.

Messaging apps such as Signal and Telegram messaging apps are seeing a sudden increase in demand. It is mainly because of the updated terms of service by WhatsApp which has raised eyebrows on social media.

On Wednesday, WhatsApp laid out fresh terms, asking users to agree to the update let owner Facebook Inc and its subsidiaries have access to user data including their phone number and location.

As mentioned in our previous article this new update is violating the initial promise that WhatsApp made with its users. It is not only breach of privacy, but it is a huge question mark to their service and privacy policies.

Some privacy activists questioned the “accept our data grab or get out” move on Twitter and suggested users to switch to messaging apps like Signal and Telegram.

Signal’s popularity shot up more on Thursday after it was recommended by Elon Musk, who we all know have one of the most-followed accounts on Twitter. Social media marketing plays a vital role in spreading such news so quickly.

More than 100,000 users installed Signal across the app stores of Apple and Google in the last two days while Telegram picked up nearly 2.2 million downloads, according to data analytics firm Sensor Tower.

New installs of WhatsApp fell 11 per cent in the first seven days of 2021 compared with the prior week but that still amounted to an estimated 10.5 million downloads globally, Sensor Tower said.

Well, if your business is looking for an alternative to spread your word. Then you can use IT Company’s branded SMS gateway server to deliver your message with your own brand name without having so many conditions.

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2021 Brings Best WordPress e-commerce plugins!

Previous year 2020 has taught us many things, locking us down and making us to turn to internet. For the first time, it’s not a bad thing and even better for online businesses.

Through managed WordPress Hosting plugins can help you in growing your online business sales.  These plugins can also help you to setup the kind of business you want to run.

In order to help you grasp this knowledge in the simplest way, we have narrowed down 5 most important plugins that can help you in growing your online business.

  • Easy Digital Downloads:

EDD is one of the best plugins to use for selling digital online products. You can have free WordPress plugin and will only have to pay for the services.

Its installation process is very easy and you start adding your items right away. Plugins also allow you to enjoy several useful features such as, add to cart, pop-up, free downloads, PDF invoices and printing.

  • Ecwid Ecommerce Shopping Cart:

E-commerce world is not only about digital products, you can further enhance your global reach by selling physical tangible products.

Ecwid allows you to start selling physical products online. Another biggest advantage of Ecwid is that it is nota plugin which means apart on WordPress, you can sell products on any platform.

  • Shopify

Even if you are not tech savvy, Shopify handles everything for you from setting up your online shop to assisting you to how to sell your products. Its is not a plugin, so you can use it outside of WordPress as well. IT Consultants offers the best WordPress hosting and also offers online store services to help you increase your global reach via internet.

  • WP EasyCart

It is an affordable WordPress plugin for all businesses who want to see their products online. It offers absolute support in setting up and handles all the hard work by themselves. Through WP EasyCart, you can sell all kinds of products including, physical, digital products, digital download such as, videos, audios etc. You can also sell subscriptions, gift cards and can also ask for donation from this platform.

  • WooCommerce

It is one of the most popular plugins available for e-commerce. It offers you complete customization and the plugin itself is free.

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The Digital Transformation we can expect to see in 2021

Even in this world pandemic in 2020, we were still able to prove that we all can work from home and can achieve our objectives.

2021 is here and we can see very promising products to head our way. Following are the few devices and products that we can expect in 2021;

  • MORE FOLDABLE DEVICES

After the release of the Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Z Fold 2 last year, Samsung is already up to third generation of foldable smartphones.

Other manufacturers like Apple are already ready to dive into the foldable market this year. According to reports, two foldable iPhone prototypes have already passed internal durability tests.

But it is quite expected that in 2022, we will possibly see a foldable iPhone or iPad device.

  • BENDABLE LAPTOPS

It is expected that in 2021, folding screens technology will be implemented in laptops as well. Isn’t it cool?

Lenovo has already showed they’re its X1 Fold which is basically a 13.3-inch tablet that bends in half to be used as a laptop.

Similarly, other companies will develop such devices as well that will have a keyboard and trackpad on the lower half and screen up top so, that users can connect to each other virtually.

  • M1 iMAC

Apple’s iMac with the M1 chip that is coming in 2021.

We have heard persistent rumours that Apple will release a redesigned iMac and it will also have the M1 processor under the hood.

So, we can totally imagine the improvement the M1 will bring with the iMac.

  • MORE 5G

The rollout of the 5G networks grew significantly in 2020 and the networks will near completion in 2021 in most of the major cities of Australia.

Customers who invested in a 5G device in 2020 will be able to enjoy the early adoption even more as the speed and capacity of 5G becomes accessible in more parts of the country.

In 2021, all of the flagship and upper mid-tier phones released will have 5G compatibility.

After the launch of Apple’s iPhone 12 which is the first 5G-compatible smartphone, 5G received a huge boost of awareness among customers.

  • TVs EVEN SMARTER AND MORE 8K

It is true that Covid-19 has completely changed our lifestyle and has affected our enterprise solutions and work as well.

In 2021, it is expected that new technology will make the picture and audio quality even better to enhance the in-home experience.

8K will become even more ordinary as more 8K content becomes available on streaming, gaming and broadcast.

  • SMART HOME PRODUCTS CONTINUE TO EXPAND

We are already using a lot of digital devices. But, in 2021 it is likely possible that smart home devices will be increased dramatically.

In 2021, smart home products will also be more affordable and further increase the connectivity as API Integrations allow them to connect to many devices be it web or mobile devices.

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What to Expect From Microsoft’s Surface Devices in 2021

Over the years Microsoft’s range of Surface devices has improved and grown exponentially. Initially, it was designed just as a simple concept of 2-in-1 convertible PC.

Various Surface Pro devices and multiple Surface-branded accessories are added into this range. Apart from these, we already love Microsoft Office 365 giving us an opportunity to work with collaboration especially in this world Pandemic.

Now, what do we want to see in 2021? Most of it is a mystery to us, as we all know that Microsoft is one of the rare companies that actually to know how to make surprise announcements regarding their new releases.

We can infer some of the upcoming advancements in the Surface devices and some we can only share what we want to see. So, without wasting any time let’s dive into what we want to see in 2021;

  • Surface Pro ‘next’:

We are definitely expecting to see an announcement by Microsoft regarding new Surface Pro with Intel 11th-gen processors, up to 32GB RAM, and a new LTE option for those who need it. It is highly possible that Microsoft will start shipping new Surface Pro by mid-January.

  • Surface Laptop 4:

This won’t be a surprise; we are expecting to see a new Surface laptop in 2021. Most probably it will also have same external body with similar port selection. However, there is a chance that it will have new Microsoft’s AMD Ryzen chips.

  • Surface Laptop Go 2:

In 2020, Microsoft introduced Surface Laptop Go. It is likely possible that we will see a new variant in 2021.

  • Surface Duo 2:

According to what we know, “Zeta” is in the development. We are expecting to see it by the end of 2021.

In this coming year, Microsoft has a lot in its plate. Some of them we have mentioned here and rest is a mystery. IT Company would love to provide web applications for laptops with upgraded processors.

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