Empower your remote workforce with OpenText on Microsoft Azure

With the recent increase in remote and home-based workers, organizations must now manage key applications and secure their remote workforce in a rapid and cost-effective…

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Karl Spangler

June 19, 20203 minute read

With the recent increase in remote and home-based workers, organizations must now manage key applications and secure their remote workforce in a rapid and cost-effective way. As a result, IT and business leaders are looking to accelerate their migration to the cloud.

At OpenText™, we understand that our customers require choice. Under the OpenText Anywhere program, customers can select the cloud environment best suited to their Information Management (IM) workloads. This will provide their distributed workforces with access to important services, whether that’s through the OpenText private cloud or a public cloud platform like Microsoft Azure.

Better availability

Your remote employees need access to the same information, the same applications and the same (or better) functionality as their office-based colleagues. By migrating your OpenText IM solutions to Microsoft Azure— which is available in 140 countries with more data centers in 61 regions — your data and applications are available to your teams, wherever they are in the world, home or office.

Scale your software

Previously, you may have restricted business applications to the internal network at your office, but things are different now. A significant portion of the workforce must now access these apps through the web, and potentially even from their personal devices.

So how can you grant access to business-critical applications without downloading it to devices over the internal network?

The answer is simple: Accommodate the size of your remote workforce and customer base by using a public cloud platform like Azure to dynamically scale your software.

A cloud you can trust

To cope with the rising remote workforce, businesses are rushing to protect themselves from security risks using piecemeal solutions. However, this fragmented approach isn’t giving them complete visibility over potential threats. For this reason, cybersecurity attacks on companies have never been more frequent than they are now.

With Azure, you can have complete trust in your cloud, backed by security R&D investments exceeding $1 billion USD, 3,500 cybersecurity experts actively monitoring your business assets, and advanced AI that detects and responds to threats in realtime. The Azure platform also proactively safeguards your data using over 90 compliance offerings that support the regional and country-specific requirements, as well as those of industries, including healthcare, government, and finance.

More value from your investments

Building on the strategic co-innovation of OpenText solutions for Microsoft, OpenText on Microsoft Azure enables you to seamlessly integrate with other Microsoft programs like Office 365 and Active Directory so you can create a consistent experience across your on-premise and cloud technologies. You can also enhance your investment with business analytics, API, and AI services from Microsoft to support smarter and more agile business decisions.

Today, there are many OpenText IM solutions certified for deployment on Azure as a managed service, including OpenText Content Suite and Extended ECM. These content services are critical to accelerating productivity, improving governance, and maintaining control of enterprise content. And, with over 26 Carbonite offerings for Azure, you can easily migrate workloads and backup endpoints to protect your business’ data in the cloud with minimal risk and zero downtime.

A catered approach to your Information Management strategy will take pressure off your IT team, safeguard your company, and improve employee productivity all around.

Are you ready to build organizational resilience with scalable IM technologies deployed in the cloud?  Get in touch to discuss your migration strategy.

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Karl Spangler

Karl Spangler leads the OpenText Strategic Public Cloud Programs team and go-to-market strategy for OpenText Anywhere supported by our partnerships with Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. He is a technology veteran with an extensive background spanning architecture, infrastructure, cloud, security, data and global IT operations with a passion for building business success supported by strong technical strategy.

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