Gartner COVID-19 CIO Action Recommendations

Gartner, the leading research and advisory company, put together a list of recommendations outlining actions technology driven organizations should take in response to both short- and long-term effects of the Covid crisis.   

Not only has Covid put major stress on individuals and businesses in the present-day, but we will unfortunately be seeing lasting uncertainty and the impact in the months and years to come. This impact will require companies to adjust how they operate or risk not surviving.    

It can be hard to make even a small change within a business, but overhauling the way a company operates, that can be daunting. Stratawise understands that it may be difficult to know where to start. That is why we took the liberty of explaining how StrataFlows modules, on the Stratawise platform, can fit into the actions suggested by Gartner.

How Stratawise can help with Short-Term Actions

  • Source interim digital collaboration tools to enable employees to work remotely, ensuring security controls and network support are in place. 

The StrataFlows modules are a secure way to enable remote, digital collaboration. And because the ROI is simple to deploy, it is quick enough to make it worth using as a short-term solution to process automation needs. 

  • Work with business leaders to conduct workforce planning to assess risk and address staffing gaps. Reprioritize demand and balance staff by shifting personnel from areas of lower priority. 

StrataFlows can easily automate those “areas of lower priority.” This enables staff to shift attention to higher priority, higher value tasks. 

  • Engage customers and partners via digital channels to maintain relations. Repackage product offerings and sell through digital channels.

StrataFlows is a cloud-based solution that enables secure digital communications to tighten collaboration across organization boundaries (either between remote locations of the same company or out to 3rd parties.) StrataFlows is often itself white labeled as a service—it can be used to create a process-based service offering for your customers to use to more efficiently interact within their operations or when leveraging your operations. 

  • Establish a single source of truth and communicate that to employees. 

StrataFlows has as a repository of requests or documents can serve as a single source of truth, moving data out of ad hoc communication and process tools such as email or spreadsheets. 

How Stratawise can help with Long-term actions

  • Develop a digital workplace strategy that includes collaboration applications, security controls, bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs and network support. 

Stratawise’s platform serves as a secure foundation for collaboration regardless of a user’s location. The application is securely hosted in the cloud, accessed via encrypted HTTPS, and the API and other integration options all leverage security best practices. 

  • Identify alternative employment modes and digital technologies that can empower employees and automate tasks. 

Stratawise can offload the development and on-going maintenance and support of your digital process automation needs. Large corporations, such as John Deere currently entrust us to do this.

  • Develop digital product extensions, expanding to new channels and enabling new business models to increase business resilience and prepare for growth. 

Stratawise can serve as a new channel for business, as a digital extension for your customer interactions and support. Let us show you examples of how we have done this for other companies. 

  • Contribute to data-for-good programs to improve data literacy and increase adoption of a wider range of data and analytics tools. 

Stratawise is able and open to collaborating with organizations focused on data-for-good. Our embedded dashboard and automation can be used to help collect and display data for many purposes, but we are all most proud of what we contribute when we can see it applied to help the greater-good.  

To read this article in its entirety, please view it here. When looking at and creating an action plan to implement the short- and long-term action items recommended by Gartner, keep StrataFlows modules in mind to not only survive the crisis, but flourish.

 
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