on 12-10-2016 05:05 PM
Businesses can reap huge benefits from cloud computing
We're entering a world that demands a different kind of business; one that delivers on the needs of today while keeping an eye on the changes of tomorrow. In this new world, these changes don't threaten growth and stability, they are their driving force. Let's discover how cloud is going to help us lead our customers into this world.
Leveraging the power of big data analytics in the cloud
Because cloud solutions are scalable, they are an efficient way of storing and analysing big data. With intelligent applications that can sort and analyse data, companies can gain insights into their process or customers, allowing them to make smarter business decisions and find new revenue streams.
Compliance-ready cloud and improved security
With the increasing amount of sensitive company data that is being stored in the cloud, companies need to ensure that their data is secure. This is seen even more so in industries with high regulation concerning the security of client data such as healthcare and finance. Many cloud providers now offer better security than most enterprises have in-house.
Increasing adoption of hybrid model
On-premises infrastructure for cloud services is declining as large enterprises realise that it limits scalability and requires large capital outlay. By taking cloud services off-premises, a company can free up its internal IT to focus on more core business needs. It also allows the services to be scaled quickly and easily as business needs dictate.
The benefits of cloud:
Cloud computing can eliminate up-front costs associated with IT, instead providing on demand services and infrastructure so that the company only pays for what they use and need. This eliminates wastage and can bring overall IT costs down.
Cloud enables better innovation by removing barriers to collaboration while reducing the risks and costs associated with experimenting and testing new products and services.
Cloud services can be accessed on-demand; they are available everywhere from any device, enabling workforce mobility. The ability to access data and other cloud-based resources anytime/anywhere provides companies with a competitive advantage by helping to facilitate collaboration among team members around the world as well as with other external stakeholders.
Cloud solutions can reduce the complexity of IT operations within a company, providing speed, simplification and communication. The simplification of internal operations results in better delivery of internal resources and a more efficient and connected workforce. This supports the faster roll-out of new business initiatives and the improved ability to acquire, share, analyse and act on data.
The nature of cloud solutions allows for rapid scaling or descaling according to changing business needs or workload demands. It provides unlimited IT resources on demand without having to invest in further infrastructure, on a pay for what you use model.
A delivery model for IT innovation
It is clear that cloud solutions will have a major role to play in supporting business transformation and the evolution of current business models. Cloud is becoming the key delivery model for the future of IT in business innovation. It's up to us to see into this future, to plot our journey to it, and to take our customers with us.