While one might dismiss clichéd statements that “change is inevitable” as oft repeated and seldom heeded, the change itself cannot be dismissed or ignored. The cloud backup and recovery process is changing the way organizations work. Enterprise strategy has to be re-examined to ensure that the business continues to maintain a competitive advantage in the dynamically changing environment. The dramatic changes in strategy, technology, working systems and management style have to be synchronized with the overall goals and objectives of the organization in this new business paradigm.
The cloud backup and recovery model is an inexpensive, ubiquitous tool for organizations going global. It addresses and resolves the fundamental issue that looms large before the organization expanding globally—the need for connectivity and communication. The mobile workers and the remote branches are connected to the core of the business—the data; the knowledgebase—via the Internet with minimal expense and enviable security.
The cloud backup software is central to the change process in Knowledge based organizations that realize that their success depends on creativity, innovation, discovery and inventiveness. It is a cultural catalyst and plays an important role in the change process. People are suddenly connected and they begin to act and think in new ways and explore new avenues of business.
The change runs deep. Strategic Vision and Mission have to be redefined in Cloud Backup and Recovery to fit in with the new reality. The focus shifts to the customer. There is potentiality for flexibility in working hours, sourcing of business, and nature of the product. Employees feel empowered. They experience increased autonomy in decision making. There is greater collaboration, communication and cooperation.
The defining policies and practices of the organization can be easily enforced in the cloud. The values can be integrated into the cloud backup software deployment and checks and balances created in the cloud backup software, forcing compliance at all levels of the organization.
Finally, the cloud backup software is business supportive. For the first time, the organization finds that data resources are available in a timely and meaningful manner for effective decision making at the managerial level or at the level of the field operative. Communication is open and mistake handling or idea generation is dynamically visible as employees collaborate, communicate and work with the data online 24 x 7 x 365. It is also possible to measure performance against set standards automatically, making for transparency and improved creativity. An organizational culture based on understanding and trust emerges.