You cannot wish away realities. The pace of life has accelerated. Consequently, the pace of technology has also accelerated. The pace of technology, in turn accelerates life till the cycle gains momentum. Those, who have proactively accepted this fact of life and moved on to a more interactive world with their customers and employees, are the survivors. They are the winners in this game. They have adopted the Cloud in order to survive, grow, and expand.
Cloud adoption has two drivers—the business and the customer.
The Cloud brings the remote employee, mobile worker, and local worker together over a single network and links up the disparate parts of the business at a small cost. Cloud based applications make it possible for these disparate entities to meet, discuss and collaborate in a variety of ways. Dynamic web acceleration technologies have made it possible to deliver uniform computing experience to all these geographically dispersed individuals with 24 x 7 x 365 access.
Security systems in the Cloud are robust. Bank grade or military grade encryption algorithms are being used to encrypt data during transmission or rest. So, much so that it is immaterial that employees bring in their own personal devices for business use.
Cost effective business intelligence applications can be used to extract information for decision-making. Business managers, in these organizations, eagerly harness the power of the Cloud applications to efficiently and effectively extract business intelligence from the data.
Web based applications and enterprise portals can be used to reach out to customers. Customers who want instant access to products and information can access enterprise web sites using a laptop and a modem. They can shop online or interact with their suppliers using a number of online tools such as live chat, email or FAQs. They can form opinions by reading peer reviews and can participate in discussion forums to create opinions about products and share them with their peer groups. As a result, both Cloud service providers and their customers are eager to develop and deploy a number of Cloud-based applications.
A sampling list of Cloud applications and services suffice to indicate the extent to which the Cloud has changed business and business operations and forced enterprises to take a stand on Cloud adoption:
- Data storage and recovery
- Business Intelligence
- Human resource management
- Compliance and risk management
- Customer relationship management
- Enterprise resource planning
- Help desk and support services
- Document management
- Disaster recovery
- Supply chain management
Securstore invites you to join us in your Cloud journey, and in the process, increase your chance of not only survival, but also growth.