At the start of the pandemic, we conducted a survey that showed that more than 50% of IT departments were re-budgeting or considering alternative plans for IT Modernization due to the crisis. For nearly 70% of businesses, working from home incurred a major or moderate impact on IT plans and projects. At first thought, modernizing IT during COVID-19 might appear counter intuitive.

Budgets might be tight and plans subject to change with the uncertainty of the COVID-19 crisis, but many organizations want to use their IT resources productively during COVID-19. With lower demands and higher dependency, now is the right time to address the technical deficit that exists in IT infrastructure.

“The global information technology market is expected to grow from $7850.57 billion in 2020 to $8370.95 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.6%. The growth is mainly due to the companies rearranging their operations and recovering from the COVID-19 impact.”


Now is the right time to rearrange operations and recover from the effects of the global pandemic. Moving applications to new, faster, secure servers is one of the most productive tasks you can assign to remote teams. It prepares your business to scale with modern IT infrastructure when regular business volumes return. 

A way forward for IT modernization despite uncertain times

“Now is a good time to approach IT projects and goals creatively.”

Nigel Stokes, CEO VirtaMove Corp

Times may be uncertain, and businesses and sectors may be forced to work remotely and do things differently. However, there’s still a way to move forward with app modernization. Now is a good time to approach IT projects and goals creatively. Your plan could be moving current apps to modern operating systems and new hardware. 

Legacy application modernization can be done in a cost effective way and can be done remotely. Modern servers extend the useful life of apps by several years, giving you time before committing to re-architecture. It also buys you time to get over the COVID-19 hump and back to normal operations in the medium to long term.

Modernizing IT by moving your current apps forward means progress. We believe that progress and good news are invaluable these days.

If you’d like to learn about how VirtaMove can help you modernize IT during COVID-19, give us a call, register for a free demo, or send us an e-mail. We’re always delighted to show you what we can do.