Modern companies face a whole dilemma. On the one hand, they have secure and established IT systems that know well, have total control and can handle how they want it. However, these systems are too rigid for the dynamic modern market, which is always looking to fish unprepared for any company that refuses to adapt.

On the other hand, cloud-based SaaS systems give end users enterprise-grade tools that can be configured in infinite ways and distributed using a pay-as-you-go model, which makes them very profitable. These systems are ideal for quickly testing new ideas and improving productivity.  

But while the cloud has made strong incursions into the panorama of modern IT, managers still feel uncomfortable with their “remote” nature. There is no doubt that loading highly sensitive data onto someone else's computer is disturbing, unless it matters all the agreements that can be signed.  

Así, giving it the back to the applications based on the cloud can mean the waiver of earnings for productivity and the increase of operating costs and marketing time. But what would happen if the hub was the best way to get the best of both worlds?  

Postmodern solutions can help you create a safe environment and experiment with new and faster ways of working. Here we show you how.

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The biggest detractor to opt for more new ERP technologies is, by the way, the perceived  security that comes along with them. The majority of ERP consumers believe that keeping critical mission data at home allows them to implement security protocols suited to their particular way of working.

The management of data is dictated mainly by the levels of tolerance to the risk that an organization has. Depending on the company's policy, the company may prefer to keep some forms of data locally. That being said, SaaS has come a long way since its heyday. Some could say that consumers' perception of security on the site as superior to the cloud arises from a deeper fear of losing control. Very similar to people who are afraid to fly, which is suspicious of drivers because it is not the person in the cabin or behind the wheel, believing that safety on the site is better than the cloud market leaders , such as AWS and Google Cloud, can be based on a straight perception.  

A service provider whose entire existence depends on the service working as it should will take much more measures to guarantee an appropriate security than a company that is in a different industry and that has invested the indispensable minimum in its IT infrastructure. From now until the public sector, widely known for its paranoia about security, has begun to pass to the cloud. The Pentagon itself is analyzing the migration of the Departamento de Defensa (DoD, Department of Defense) to the cloud under the JEDI (Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure) cloud contract.  

SaaS: cloudy with cost savings odds

But all this security does not make sense if the company cannot provide high quality results to the market, something that the cloud specializes in facilitating. For example, human resources, customer relationship management, sales and marketing can be safely transferred to a public or private cloud. With these companies they can cut their expenses, perfect new working methods and significantly reduce operating costs.

It is also worth mentioning that the cloud is becoming more secure with each passing year, which is reflected in the greater confidence of customers. The companies are starting to host sensible information in the public cloud. Lumitron Technologies, for example, has implemented an ERP solution in the cloud that hosts sensible proprietary information in a separate form from the regular functions of the company.  

Just as in our article we talk about how postmodern architecture is taking ERP to the 21st century, SaaS applications are updated regularly, can integrate with other applications and offer robust security, which makes them ideal for non-critical deployments.

Postmodern ERP and bimodal IT: a perfect fit

The companies will become familiar with the focus of the best in their class, where each IT function has a dedicated application working in isolation. The postmodern ERP takes this more quickly when installing a central ERP system both in the cloud and in local form, and I can add applications to the environment as the need arises. The general emphasis is on ensuring that all disparate applications are integrated and share data as required, while confidential information is kept secure.  

The postmodern approach is well inserted in the definition of bimodal IT, which focuses on integrating very different work styles. Mode 1 uses inherited, safe, predictable and well-understood best practices and systems, while Mode 2 focuses on exploring newer and riskier technologies and work styles.

Bimodal IT has a good business logic. First, critical business data, such as customer and payee information, may be confined to highly secure environments that have strict access rights.  

Luego, las aplicaciones de nube federada pueden boost la innovación o las funcciones no centrales. While cloud applications provide an economical alternative to costly local solutions, companies can play and perfect new ideas without incurring heavy general expenses.

thoughts to conclude

The distinctive mark of postmodern IT is its emphasis on integration. As the new approach requires that all the different applications communicate fluidly with each other, middleware becomes something very important. The better the integration, the safer it is in the IT environment. In our next article, we will analyze various strategies that can be used to take your organization from its legacy to the postmodern era.

Are you interested in finding out more? Do not hesitate to leave a comment below, we communicated to work in a way in which we can help you to have better results in time that improves security in the entire organization.

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Sky.One Team

This content was produced by SkyOne's team of cloud and digital transformation experts.