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COVID-19: CIOs must balance the need for immediate remote access and chaotic cloud environments

Mar 23, 2020 Ollie O’Donoghue

As I write this, countless CIOs will be locked in boardrooms as executives figure out how to adapt their business to handle the peak in demand for remote working since the COVID-19 pandemic. Right now, the same challenge they have faced for decades is still present—speed over quality. Except on this occasion, the urgency and intensity of the challenge have reached new levels as businesses hastily migrate applications and data to the cloud in a bid to keep operations running as smoothly as possible. Simply put, CIOs must make sure they balance the immediate need for remote access and the complex and chaotic tangle of cloud instances they will need to deal with once things return to normal.

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