Move Forward by Working Faster

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“If you’re not moving forward, you’re falling back.” — Sam Waterston

Despite – and, in some cases, because of – all the uncertainty we’ve faced recently, organizations are working hard to keep up with delivering the experiences, products and services consumers expect.

Some are doing so while also attempting to manage a newly remote-based workforce which makes the need for speed, in the form of efficient processes, greater than ever before.

Remote work: Inefficient processes slow us down

According to Google, employees lose valuable time at work due to unproductive meetings, toggling between applications, communication barriers, tech trouble, busywork and more. With 69 percent of workers wasting up to an hour each day simply switching applications and 40 percent of workers spending a quarter of their workweek on manual and repetitive tasks, it’s easy to see the problem; inefficient processes slow us down.

Unfortunately, for some organizations, this problem is exacerbated by jobs which were previously office-based now being done from home. It’s a new experience for many employees – not only do they need to keep up with their work, but they must also do so in a tech-driven environment.

Furthermore, legacy systems weren’t designed with efficient remote work in mind. Nearly four in ten US-based business and IT leaders say their systems make it harder, not easier, for employees to work quickly, and nearly as many say their IT departments are too busy supporting those legacy systems to introduce new technology.

Moving faster with cloud automation

Anybody who uses their phone to complete tasks knows how simple app-based solutions can be. These, along with cloud automation can help keep your organization moving forward.

The phrase, “there’s an app for that,” is true. Cloud-based tools allow your employees to do their most important work without the barrier of repetition; enabling them to automate many time-consuming tasks they’re currently doing themselves.

For example, instead of sending documents via email, your team can share and view documents in one simple location. Instead of manually installing critical updates, cloud software updates itself automatically. The list goes on and on.

By automating repetitive tasks and creating efficient processes via apps, you’re removing the barriers your employees must push through to get to the meat of their work. Automation and efficiency increase productivity, allowing your organization to move faster and deliver more value, regardless of what’s happening around you.

Speed through your migration

When you’re focused on moving forward, the last thing you want is for the migration process to slow you down. As a Google Cloud Premier partner with one of the highest concentrations of Google Cloud certified experts, Pythian can help. We’ll start by analyzing your current system to optimize deployment; getting you up and running with little-to-no interruption to your day-to-day operations.

What can Pythian offer you?

  • Extensive experience migrating users and data from platforms including Microsoft Exchange, Novell Groupwise and IBM Notes / Domino.
  • Change management services focusing on adapting behaviors to quickly and fully leverage the new technology.
  • Team training programs for companies of all sizes to help you make the most of all things Google.
  • Managed services. From support and training to best practices, license management and ongoing health checks, Pythian can help. We can manage your Google Workspace environment and support your users, so you can focus on your business.
  • Dedicated support long after you go live; answering questions quickly and effectively to help you make the most of your investment.

You Can Thrive in Changing Times

The new reliance on remote work doesn’t have to bring business operations to a screeching halt. Cloud-based processes and automation can make all the difference. If you’re ready to move your business forward, reach out to the cloud experts at Pythian.

You may also want to read our posts on enhancing your remote team’s productivity by embracing flexibility and improving access to information and ideas.

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