Not long ago, it seemed like the public cloud was the future, and everything would eventually move there. That trend has slowed, and in some cases, reversed.
For certain enterprises, it’s a matter of control and security. Organizations with significant regulatory considerations like HIPAA or PCI compliance must have the surety of a private cloud. For others, it’s about cost. The public cloud was supposed to bring substantial cost savings and efficiency, but that’s not always the case when ongoing fees are factored in.
A hybrid mix of public and private gives organizations the financial benefit of keeping tasks with predictable workloads in their own cloud where costs are more manageable. Applications that are likely to see usage spikes can go in the public cloud where providers have the necessary infrastructure to handle them.
The global shift to remote work caused by COVID-19 underscored the value of digital workplaces when employees needed to be able to contribute seamlessly from home.
Post-pandemic, it's expected that organizations will leverage flexible work arrangements for a variety of reasons. That'll mean support and management strategies will have to evolve.
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The sudden shift to work-from-home around the world has put a spotlight on endpoint management.