Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Looking Up: How Cloud Computing Helps Businesses Thrive

For most businesses, efficiency is the name of the game. Achieving goals while minimizing costs and waste is a general directive. The advent of technological solutions to manage businesses has boosted both operational and cost efficiency among businesses.

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Cloud computing has taken the business world by storm recently. Through the Internet, a network of remote servers can be used to manage information, which benefits companies through the following:

Human capital is as important as any resource in an organization. Providing a system that increases and encourages team work will increase productivity and aid towards hitting targets. Communication, file sharing, and workflow are all undertaken in real time and with more transparency.

Business continuity
Cloud computing has curbed data disasters resulting from natural calamities, power crises, and security breaches. With important data safely backed up and protected in the cloud, downtime and loss of productivity can be minimized.

Cost reduction
Managing and maintaining IT systems, which are now a necessity in most business models, now has a viable and affordable alternative. Operating and capital expenditures can be reduced thanks to the elimination of expensive system hardware or software upgrades, expert personnel, excess energy consumption, and cost of time delays.

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Edmund O’Brien is currently the CEO of the Americas at Arvato Bertelsmann after having worked in multiple countries for many international corporations, including Coca-Cola and Microsoft, among others. Learn more about technological and business strategies when you visit this website.

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