How Cloud Plays a Huge Role in the Always-On Economy

20 May

Instant gratification, 24-hour service, exceptional customer care… Call it what you want, but in today’s modern economy, it is essential to be “always-on” and immediately ready and available to serve the needs of your customers. If you aren’t, you are going to miss out on a share of your market.

The business technology and software of 20 years ago simply couldn’t support around-the-clock approach to business. Nowadays, with Cloud computing and advanced data management tools, a business can be operational 24/7/365

Along with the convenience and efficiency of an “always-on” business comes the responsibility of data security, and ensuring that the company is compliant with online legislation and regulations. In layman’s terms – an “always-on” business is a handful.

The Role of Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing is about more than just functionality. Most people recognise just how efficient business processes can be when Cloud systems are used. Some benefits include:

  • Data management processes are automated and simplified
  • Productivity is greatly increased
  • IT management processes are improved while being simplified

The role of Cloud Computing in an “always-on” business environment is about more than just functionality, though. It’s also about improving the customer experience and ensuring reliable data security that grows with the business. And because of this, industry expects to see Cloud computing playing a far more significant role when it comes to providing, managing, and protecting data that is required for the following upcoming trends that are expected to become most prevalent in the near future:

Artificial Intelligence (Artificial Intelligence data management)

AI is changing both societal norms and the “normal” business processes as we have come to know them over the years. To ensure competitiveness, companies will need to adjust their approach and learn new skills and methods in terms of AI and Augmented Analytics. Artificial Intelligence will help businesses take great leaps and bounds in terms of creating an exceptional customer experience. Of course, there will be a mammoth amount of data involved in using AI, and so companies must pay attention to implementing safe and secure systems.

Accelerated Cloud Adoption

Massive adoption of Cloud Computing is expected in the very near future as businesses want more reliable access to data, flexibility and of course, secure and dependable disaster recovery.

Regulatory Compliance

Cloud Computing providers generally take care of all the regulatory compliance for business. When managing data, companies will need to meet with standards and regulations already in place, or face fines or even business closure. Data protection and management has become an essential focus for any business. It’s a particularly tricky situation for the likes of banks, insurance companies, financial investment companies and IT companies as the data they deal with is highly sensitive.

Cloud Computing Simplifies & Secures Business Processes

The role that Cloud Computing plays in “always-on” businesses is major when you consider that while these systems save time and effort for users, they also consolidate various processes such as backups, recoveries, analytics, compliance, and cost savings. It’s safe to say that if a business wants to run at peak potential 24 hours a day without hassles, glitches, and security issues along the way, Cloud Computing is the best way to go.

What are your thoughts on Cloud Computing and its role in the future of your business? Let us know!

Comments are closed.