With a global pandemic sending shockwaves across the world, we are faced with a host of unforeseen challenges threatening to permanently alter life as we know it — both personally and professionally. The Channel Company, parent company of CRN, reached out to Midsize Enterprise Strategies board members for their insight into the effects of COVID-19 on the IT industry, and to learn about the steps they are taking in reaction to big changes in their respective industries.
Some organizations were already in the early stages of digital transformation when the virus hit, having adopted cloud-ready solutions, remote capabilities, and virtual features. These organizations are no doubt fast-tracking their continuing IT evolutions, but their preparedness for remote operations has made their transitions easier than the changes that other organizations are now forced to consider. Leslie Cothren, of Universal Mental Health Services, believes that the organization’s readiness has made rapid changes manageable.