Five Ways Businesses Can Benefit From Cloud

by Kishan Ankani | February 12, 2018      

Gone are the days when companies look at the cloud as just another alternative to store enterprise data: companies now are trusting the cloud more than ever before. Many organizations are innovating via cloud to drive sustainable business value. Moving to the cloud is not just about mere cost savings for organizations. Cloud adoption can deliver broader business benefits that effect the way businesses operate, transform their customer experiences and it is radically impacting the overall organizational culture. In most of the organizations, cloud adoption is a key strategic tool for achieving digital transformation. Cloud can be the right enabler for organizations to unlock the power of other emerging digital technologies.

This article will detail top five reasons why your business should move to the cloud.

 

Scale up to your business demands

Businesses today operate in a highly volatile environment; therefore, it is critical for businesses to stay nimble to constantly changing times. Scaling up technology to align with business demands is a herculean task, and if you can’t race with the time, you lose out on big opportunities.

The cloud stands as a perfect platform that can withstand IT growing pains. With a SaaS model in place, you are entitled to pay for only what you use. And your organization doesn’t need to compromise on IT infrastructure which may be needed to handle unexpected expansion. Most importantly, the time which organizations save, makes businesses stay agile in challenging environments.

 

Big on IT savings 

One of the predominant challenges faced by CIOs is that they are challenged to solve pressing business issues leveraging technology within a specified budget. Hosting and management of enterprise applications on in-house servers means significant capital outlay. Adding to this, companies need to allocate more budget every time they upgrade and update internal applications. This is where CIOs can achieve at least 40-60% TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) reduction by moving to the cloud. And it is a proven fact today, that, the cloud will enable 3-4X faster application performance.

 

Working on the go 

Today, the millennial generation is the significant workforce age group employed by organizations across the globe. Millennials have an entirely different outlook on their employment experience and working style. This means organizations need to realign the way they carry out their daily operations. Cloud is the primary platform on which most of the employee collaboration, project management, and professional chat applications were built. More than just emails, employees can now access any kind of information from anywhere and from any internet-connected device just with the click of a button. This will have positive impact on employee productivity and satisfaction. All thanks to the cloud which is enabling smart and secure collaboration abilities for organizations.

 

Better Security

Cloud computing has come a long way ahead of its days from being something to fear about its security. Cloud vendors today are focused on handling data security more seriously than what you thought. Of course, safeguarding key business information is of utmost importance for any organization. And cloud has emerged as a better option to ensure better data security. Maintaining data security in the cloud is much easier, less time consuming and requires minimal IT resources compared to on-premise IT systems. To know more about cloud security read our latest blog post: Five ways to ensure cloud security for your business.

 

Faster go-to-market

If you're familiar with inhouse deployments, you know they can take months to complete. Launches are slowed down by selection of hardware, internal IT approvals, and needed customizations and integrations. Now it’s time to find a better way and the cloud serves as a one-stop solution. Cloud will help you reduce manual effort, complexity and human error from application developments which allows you to focus on delivering better solutions faster.