Why are companies moving their IT infrastructures to the cloud nowadays? There could be several reasons for doing so; however, the desire to increase productivity and enhance efficient collaboration are the primary expectations of some business managers entirely moving their IT systems to the cloud.
No doubt, cloud technology affords businesses the unprecedented flexibility and scalability that make it possible for businesses, irrespective of their sizes, to upgrade their IT requirements periodically when the need arises. Invariably, when the amount of information processed by these businesses increases owing to business expansion or hike in customers’ number, they will not necessarily need to worry about how to handle this peak IT requirement, they can simply scale up their storage capacity because cloud computing allows it. Hence, this action will definitely lead to better productivity on the part of these businesses.
Another productivity-enhancing benefit of cloud technology is that it permits relatively easier accessibility for users to log onto the cloud from anywhere and on any digital device in real time to obtain the required data/information. In other words, employees of companies can retrieve relevant data/information stored in the cloud in the course of executing their official duties without facing serious barriers or hindrances.
Incidentally, the rate of retrieval of information stored in the cloud is comparatively faster and less laborious than when the same amount of information was stored on in-house servers. This is because the cloud structure is perpetually managed by a third party whose primary responsibility is to see that the systems do not experience, if possible, any downtime. Interestingly, this uninterrupted continuation in business operations is projected to increase productivity and add long-time value to the good and services produced by these businesses.
Companies are also witnessing efficient collaboration among their ranks of employees using the cloud technology. Now, it is possible to have fast and coordinated chats, email, instant messaging and constant updating of data/information for better business utilization. Before, companies solely relied on duplicating information from one section of their operations to another. But that has changed dramatically; information can be accessed by employees of any company, irrespective of their sections of operations, in real time by merely logging on to the company’s cloud.
This elimination of duplication of documents, data, files and instructions will help businesses to drastically reduce the cost of transmitting information from one department to another. As a result of this practice, data loss, data violation and exposure of data to unauthorized parties will be prevented, and companies can maximize the time of accessing, retrieving and processing information to carry out their operations more efficiently.
Interestingly, these benefits of higher productivity and faster collaboration among employees in a company have reportedly helped business managers to save cost on a number of activities: they do not need to duplicate their files, documents, disks, desktop computers in order to retrieve and utilize certain information/data. While this practice can help businesses to save cost on running their operations, they also contribute to the conservation of the environment—environment is safe when fewer and fewer business wastes are produced. Instead of having packs of files, employees of a company can share a single file by merely accessing this file on their company’s cloud.
Hence, it is right to say that cloud technology is also a clean-energy process that is capable of helping humans maintain unpolluted environment. This is in addition to the benefit of leading to higher profitability due to the reduction in the overhead expenses and profits from optimum business performance. The efficient collaboration among employers of the same company that has adopted cloud computing reflects a rich culture of greater business performance that many companies need in order to stay highly competitive.
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About the Guest Author:
Jerry Olasakinju, a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree holder, is a passionate researcher and writer whose interest in everything computing is unparalleled. He blogs about his literary works at http://jerryolasakinju.blogspot.jp/