Author : Manish Pandey
Sr. PM Infrastructure

With over 16 years of experience in the IT infrastructure & architecture domain, Manish has been effectively handling projects & service delivery at Espire. He has been playing an active role in strategic decisions for our clients in their cloud adoption journey. Over the years, he has been able to inspire individuals to strive towards greater success.

COVID-19: Why Cloud Adoption can save the day for businesses

The complexity of operating on-premise model, legacy hardware and servers had become unsustainable in a rapid changing market - with stiff competition and reduced margins.

The need to deliver fast requires businesses not to just boost productivity, but also ensure faster movement of data across the enterprise and with the stakeholders, especially in the times we live in. Businesses of all nature requires a mobile solution in the era of remote working.

Cloud has emerged as a solution that fits the bill, amidst the COVID-19 outbreak!

By 2022, public cloud services will be essential for 90% of business innovation - states Gartner.

The need of the hour across teams is to collaborate and deliver projects - not just in time, but also with optimum end target achievements. The world now is witnessing the inevitable rise of cloud, as a majority of workforce is required to work remotely.

COVID-19 has reaffirmed the belief that cloud adoption & optimisation is not just about achieving optimum business functionality but also about ensuring the survival and sustainability of modern enterprises.

"As businesses shutter their brick and mortar operations and, where they can, transition to a remote workforce, it is clear how important the cloud is for continuity of operations," GlobalData.

It is worth noting how the leaders in cloud space have performed during the outbreak. Forrester in its recent report mentioned talked about three global cloud leaders including Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud.

1. Microsoft Azure

Forrester notes that there has been a 500 percent increase in engagements through Microsoft Azure's Teams remote collaboration platform since 31st January, with an increasing number of conferences, meetings and calls that continue to uptrend. There has also been a 200 percent increase in Teams usage on mobile devices. The important mention for Microsoft was about its availability across geographically dispersed locations.

2. Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services is applauded for its resilient services through its pandemic response by strategic planning and continuous scaling to meet the spike in demands. Amazon Web Services has incorporated Pandemic response policies and procedures as part of its disaster recovery planning. Amazon's services have been noteworthy as they continue to scale their capacity and ensure service continuity.

3. Google Cloud

Google Cloud continues to deliver with its service availability and support to customers round the clock. Google's internal working group is ensuring business continuity by planning and mitigating adverse business impacts to companies during the COVID-19 phase. Google's support has been handy not just for businesses but also the end customers and governments during today's crisis.

As remote working and collaboration intensifies, COVID-19 will only become a catalyst for global cloud adoption, across industries. The unexplored potential of cloud is sure to be unearthed in these times, as business demand for cloud platforms spike up & new researches and innovations around cloud unfold.

At the same time - a flexible, time & cost saving solution that can be implemented in no time and which expands the limitations and capacity of modern businesses will see an inevitable rise!

Microsoft said that it has seen a 775% increase in the use of its cloud services in areas operating under enforced social distancing or shelter-in-place orders. A lot of these are in big cities that host larger business centers.

All said, employing the right technology partner who will securely provision your cloud transition, is a crucial step before embarking on your digital transformation journey. At Espire, we understand these priorities and are enabling organizations to realize business returns from their cloud investments.


Enhanced student experience & engagement for a leading Australian University

With a transition to Ellucian Banner version 9, successfully improved student experience. Facilitated faster data migration with superior testing & provided a 360-degree view of student activities on the platform along with efficient management of student data including assignments, grades, attendance etc

Enhanced customer experience across multiple channels for a leading UK Motorcycle Insurance Company

Deployed marketing automation using Sitecore to deliver personalised & contextual customer experiences across multiple touchpoints

Designed a Sharepoint-based web portal for a leading UK-based staffing & recruitment company

Deployed a web-based portal for easy access and management of data with a reusable content repository and improved employee productivity

Developed a responsive website for a Singapore’s Company focused on providing Public Healthcare System

Leveraged Microsoft SharePoint server as their WCMS platform to develop a responsive, SEO optimized and easy to navigate website and improving user experience

Provided end-to-end managed services for a leading Australian University

Espire served as a technology partner to assist in Banner implementation and provide application support, improving student experience and ensuring efficient incident management

Espires top 10 webinars for fy20 21 a win win for us our partners and customers

With FY20-21 in hindsight, in this blog, we share a list of Espire’s top 10 webinars from the past financial year that resulted in win-win for us, our partners and our clients!

7 aspects of a comprehensive cloud strategy to fast track your digital transformation in 2021

A traditional IT set up is not suited for digital transformation. Hence, it has become imperative for organizations looking to fast track their digital transformation journey, to adopt new technology operating models that deploy cloud & attain speed, efficiency, agility, along with robust security. Here are 7 aspects to get you started to formulate a comprehensive cloud strategy

Legacy transformation in insurance with low cost low risk cloud based systems in record time

Espire & Anchorstone have a track record of success and are able to support your organisation through this process from end-to-end, dispelling any worries or fear of change within the back office, whilst providing a cost-effective approach.

The need for legacy transformation to cloud based systems in insurance

Insurtech leaders have long adopted cloud solutions as a primary mover of their business strategy - to improve their resource-intensive calculations, for scaling up their operations, for driving down costs incurred upon maintenance of legacy infrastructure and services, to be more flexible and to ensure a robust business continuity

Multi cloud platforms the way ahead for future proof enterprises

Cloud computing no more remains a disruption in the technology domain, but in this blog, we will discuss something called as Multi-Cloud Platform- that is presently transforming the cloud ecosystem and will be needed by every brand that wants to be digital-ready, for now and for future!

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