We are always happy to share the knowledge we have gathered so far, especially when this information will help businesses, as well as individuals, come out of this difficult period in a better shape than before.
The fourth edition of the IDC Events Romania Summit Series, suggestively named ”The Show Must Go ON Line”, was organised in the second half of June 2020, being the first edition to be held exclusively online due to pandemic restrictions. Our CTO, Marius Marinescu, was invited to speak to approximately 100 Senior IT professionals and decision makers from the most prominent enterprises in Romania. The US Marine Corps’ creed was the inspiration source for the name of his speech, ‘Improvise. Adapt. Change’, where Marius analysed the entire work from home movement imposed by the COVID pandemic and the difficulties the IT leaders faced during this time.
As a professional in the field of cybersecurity, he’s one of the most suitable people to analyse the challenges all of us faced over the past months. The hard times are not over yet, as the upcoming period is characterised by efforts meant to build systems and approaches that will deal with the work-from-home phenomenon in the long run.
Marius explained how this transition should be seen as a blessing in disguise. Many of the problems that companies were silently facing surfaced when confronted with the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, this delicate subject should not be seen as a burden, a problem companies have to deal with swiftly in order to survive, but rather as an opportunity to develop a healthy and safe manner of working from home.
If you want to find out all the ideas discussed throughout the entire presentation, check out the speech below:
In order to adapt to the current context, organizations need to correctly understand how their employees have worked until recently and the manner in which their IT services have been used. Now, more than ever, companies have to accept that their technologies, long thought to be well developed and able to support collaboration, are in fact outdated and incapable to fit the needs required by these times.
What is interesting about working from home is that it can benefit both companies and individuals, as long as people have a safe solution when it comes to managing their IT services. This period could be a chance for everybody to readjust their work processes and debate honestly about what fits them best.