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.


Enabling Seamless Cross-Channel Customer Experience for a Global Telecom Service Provider

The brand was using Pitney Bowes Legacy CCM suite for generating utility bills for >100, 000 customers, segregated in 9 bill cycles. Changing business requirements demanded an automated bill generation mechanism, existing application unable to manage communications for a large customer database, leading to reduced data credibility, 'miss-outs' and communication delays

Optimized data and content management with Azure-based solutions for a leading Singapore-headquartered transshipment hub

The customer's existing website was deployed on-premises and leveraged a WCM platform, Joomla. They required a strategic technology partner to carry out Azure migration and eliminate on-premise hosting environment. They also needed managed support services for monitoring website up-time and efficient incident management.

Developed Automation Testing Framework for Sitecore Application to Improve Operational Efficiency

Espire created automated scripts for their daily regression suite for improving operational efficiency & Successfully integrated the automation testing framework with the Sitecore application for easily identifying the CX problems faced by the customers

Streamlined print management & workflows to improve digital customer communications management for a leading postal services brand

Espire studied the customer's key business bottlenecks and deployed scalable Quadient-based solutions to fast-track business outcomes, Leveraged Inspire Designer to develop one-single platform for the CCM application & Replaced different composition tools with Inspire Designer and successfully carried out multiple migrations, which included Doc1 Series 4 and 5 applications, FormScape, Solimar applications to Quadient Inspire

Designed a DXP Platform to Enhance CX for a UK-based Integrated Marketing & Communications Company

A leading UK-based integrated marketing & communications company which assists businesses in brand deployment, digital transformation, marketing communications and driving customer experience across all digital channels, One of the primary challenge sighted by the client was an absence of an Intranet Portal, which would act as a scalable DXP solution to onboard as many clients as needed

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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