The cloud is increasingly seen as a non-negotiable item for businesses of all sizes and across a variety of industries. Hence, the recent adoption of private, public, and hybrid cloud solutions en masse. Intel Security's 2017 report on cloud adoption suggests that 59 percent of businesses have already adopted hybrid cloud solutions. Many others plan to implement cloud technology in the near future. Upon adopting the cloud, these organizations will enjoy a myriad of benefits, including the following forms of business optimization:
Increased Application Accessibility
Cloud applications are highly accessible. In the cloud, users can reach necessary applications at any time and from virtually any location imaginable. This instant access removes restrictions on innovation. Freelancers, traveling employees and remote workers alike can access data when they need it. This impressive access enhances productivity and innovation among individuals and across the entire organization.
In addition to making applications more accessible, cloud computing improves collaboration between professionals, who increasingly must communicate from a distance. Cloud solutions reduce communication mishaps, thereby allowing individuals to more effectively share and discuss innovative ideas. The influence of effective collaboration can be seen in productivity, ingenuity and — ultimately — time to market.
Reducing Systems Complexity
Internal operations that seem hopelessly complex can be simplified via the cloud to allow for greater automation of select tasks and — ultimately — a streamlined workflow. The result? Sidestepping the typical hassles associated with complex technology while significantly improving output.
Faster Time to Market for Critical Applications
In an age in which every minute provides or takes away a competitive edge, it is increasingly important for organizations to bring applications to market as quickly as possible. With physical servers, however, numerous disruptions lead to a far slower provisioning of IT infrastructure. In the cloud, these bottlenecks can quickly be minimized or even removed altogether. This ensures that the most important IT projects are delivered with haste. The sooner applications arrive at market, the sooner they can begin cutting costs or increasing revenue.
How does your organization track key metrics? Businesses reliant on physical servers often struggle to gather or make sense of essential data. The cloud removes the potential for double entry or other human errors while keeping necessary data in a centralized, easy-to-reach location. What's more, cloud systems offer detailed analytics, which can offer an in-depth view into your organization's inner workings. Once accessible, these metrics can pave the way to much-needed changes that further streamline your business.
As your business grows, you'll want to invest in systems that grow alongside it while minimizing disruption. Highly scalable cloud solutions offer this opportunity, ensuring your organization's ability to scale resources up or down as necessary to limit waste. You'll enjoy easy access to resources when they're required while avoiding the maintenance of excess capacity.
The cloud's greatest business value lies in its ability to streamline underlying infrastructure, thereby allowing organizations to focus on developing innovative applications and getting them to market as quickly as possible. From improving scalability to reducing time to market, the cloud can provide a myriad of benefits worth exploring.
Could your organization stand to benefit from a cloud-based approach? ATSI can help. Contact us today to learn more about our cloud solutions — and the value they can provide your organization.