Switching to cloud technology for your business’ online systems means leveling up the digital tech systems currently in place. Since this is a more advanced kid of web-based system that is run by powerful cloud-based servers, hooking up with one being hosted by a competent service provider is a cost efficient and enabling one to have for the following reasons:
- Cloud-based systems allow companies to have its workers accomplish more tasks online with less time owing to its more powerful capabilities like hyperconnectivity owing to stronger broadband connections.
- Companies that have multiple offices or storefronts could have IT infra and telecom systems that could efficiently connect them with each other and have total disregard for long distances and geographical locations.
- The lesser need for work-related traveling owing to online tools and apps that enable people to hold meetings, work together, or make transactions online in lieu of face-to-face meetings.
There are bound to be more compelling reasons that are expected to be offered by cloud-based technologies currently in existence and still to be developed in the future. If your company already has an online system in place, upgrading it to have cloud capabilities could prove to be worthy investment to make.
Out with the bulky stuff
If there’s anything that first gets effectively done away with in a cloud-based system, it’s the bulk that’s usually associated with a lot of pre-cloud tech digital hardware. Laptop hard drives need not be used for file storage since a cloud computing alternative such as an online storage app like Dropbox or Box could do the same and even allow files to be shared among coworkers once given access to them.
The same thing applies with flash drives and smartphone, tablet and phablet hard drives — you never have to deal with drive space for files anymore since their powerful processors could give you strong access to the web and onto cloud servers for file storage. Anytime and anywhere you might be, the files remain accessible and capable of being shared. This is what makes mobile devices the most practical telecom tools now especially in companies with infra like a RingCentral IP PBX and extension networks.
What to expect
Once a company decides to switch to a cloud-based technology, it has no other choice but to make the most out of an even stronger technology that’s more beneficial to its business. Not only does it undergo a paradigm shift from a hardware-oriented system to an app/software-prone system, it also sees the wisdom in not having to invest in automated web-based infra that’s expensive to maintain in the long-term.
Companies stand to save a lot more in terms of investment and operational costs owing to the following changes:
- Software as a service (SAAS) becomes the norm. Business owners need not buy new licensed software to use for operations everytime upgrades become available and necessary to have since cloud computing SAAS providers offer more cost efficient solutions.
- File storage gets migrated to the cloud. People won’t have to burden their desktop PCs, laptop or mobile device drives with hefty files anymore. Cloud storage apps offer more secure and bigger storage space in hosted cloud servers that could be accessed anytime from anywhere. It’s safe from system crashes and illegal access.
- Business productivity and info apps become the norm. People begin to gravitate towards mobile device apps for business productivity and info access. It is easy to come by online and could be acquired for free for individual use and at reasonable costs for business use.
- Telecommuter work becomes a welcome alternative. Companies become capable of hiring from criteria that transcends the limitations of geographical location and distance to be able to acquire qualified, competent and topnotch talent. No need to transport people to work in main base of operations. Pros could work online and collaborate efficiently with coworkers remotely.