Making a smart purchasing decision when it comes to cloud computing for Brisbane Business is made complicated by the millions of cloud based business tools available, achieving digital enlightenment (truly understanding your strategic cloud requirements) should be the first step, followed by a conversation with a cloud business professional.
For business there is a variety of cloud options available depending on your requirements, data sensitivity and redundancy…
Breaking cloud computing down to a fundamental level – there is the Data Storage component and the Productivity Tools…
Cloud Computing is so much more than just data storage
There is no doubt the ability to access and share files remotely is a huge benefit to business, however the real productivity gains come from what you can do with your data, that is where SaaS or Software as a Service and Applications come into play, enabling business to ‘do’ business.
Globalize your workforce on the cheap. People worldwide can access the cloud, provided they have an Internet connection.
Streamline processes. Get more work done in less time with less people.
Improve accessibility. You have access anytime, anywhere, making your life so much easier!
Monitor projects more effectively. Stay within budget and ahead of completion cycle times.
Less personnel training is needed. It takes fewer people to do more work on a cloud, with a minimal learning curve on hardware and software issues.
Minimize licensing new software. Stretch and grow without the need to buy expensive software licenses or programs.
Whether you experience a natural disaster, power failure, lost devices, staff turnover or another crisis, having your data stored in the cloud ensures it is backed up and protected in a secure and safe location. Being able to access your data again as quickly as locating an appropriate device and syncing allows you to conduct business as usual, minimising any downtime and loss of productivity and getting new team members up and running almost instantly.
With all the benefits, businesses are still resisting the move to cloud services
If you are reading this article you are taking a step toward digital enlightenment, and are a step closer to the REAL benefits that other businesses (potentially your competitors) are already experiencing…
The top reasons businesses adopted cloud computing was MOBILITY followed by COST!
Key findings from 500 Australian based companies (Source: CSC Cloud Index Report)
Globally nearly all businesses boast improvements in IT performance after cloud adoption.
Do you have a cloud strategy in place? Or more importantly, do you have a digital strategy?
Keeping up with digital technologies and incorporating them into your day-to-day business is essential if you want to remain competitive in an increasingly digital marketplace.
As technology adoption rises across Australia, customer expectations of your business will increase. Your customers will demand high-quality communication through the internet and social media. Customers will also expect engaging content and online experiences, as well as innovative, mobile commerce tools and applications.