There is often no single reason why a company chooses to adopt cloud computing.
Instead for many they may go down the route of the decision making tree and later discover benefits they never thought possible.
Amongst these are the impacts of increased productivity, as it’s been established as the second main reason for implementing cloud computing, with a recent global study of 1,000 senior IT decision makers confirming that productivity has been their most valued benefit.
So how is this revolutionary way of working changing the modern business model, and can it surpass the boundaries of size to streamline processes for all businesses?
The dilemma faced by many businesses with remote staff working in locations abroad or even on the road, is the risk that communication may be fragmented and projects can take a slow decline. But the cloud has offered a solution that can enable remote workers to collaborate on projects easily just by having an internet connection.
By simultaneously working on a document or a file, the risk of loss is decreased and security and accuracy is improved.
If you’re a business looking to grow, location is no longer an object, you can hire talented individuals without the worry that you need their physical presence to get the job done.
Big brands such as British Telecom, Best Buy and Dow Chemicals have all vocalised the benefits they have experienced when allowing employees to work remotely.
Because let’s be honest, before the cloud there would be many fears that employees would sleep in and then spend the rest of the day on Facebook.
But with instant access to the cloud communication and projects can continue seamlessly cutting down on interruptions and travel time while increasing workplace satisfaction.
Last year alone it was estimated that 63% of sick days were taken to deal with issues at home, but when working remotely, employees have time to manage these issues without having fake any sick days.
Multi Channel Adoption
The worlds mobile worker currently makes up 37% of the total workplace thanks to the rise of mobile technologies, so it’s no surprise that with multi channel capabilities cloud adoption has increased productivity by enabling staff to access anything and everything from a smartphone or tablet device.
Being stuck to a desktop computer is now a thing of the past now that we can embrace technology and work from anywhere.
If the office vibe isn’t quite cutting it, employees can take to the local coffee shop or even the local park on a sunny day without feeling like they’re ball and chained to the desk.
And we all know that happy staff equal happy customers!
Automate vs Manual
Human error can make up a large part of costly mistakes in business due to manual processes that could instead be automated with the adoption of cloud systems.
Rather than wasting time and money on outdated methods that are slowing down a project, utilising the tools that are available to you will enable you to put that time and money on other areas that perhaps need more attention.
Helping your team complete tasks faster and with greater accuracy.
A recent report found that successful cloud adoption leads to faster business growth, and which business doesn’t want that?
With cloud platforms available in a variety of packages to suit all business needs, it doesn’t matter if you’re a start-up or a corporate those who don’t invest may get left in the dust.
By David Walker, Director of DW Consultants