Companies are increasingly moving to the cloud infrastructure every day. There is an ongoing discussion in the IT and business world around the value of cloud. Much of it is focused on cost reduction and resources. But there is lot more to it. As per Salesforce.com the solutions built on cloud offers the following
Cloud computing increases collaboration by allowing all employees – wherever they are – to sync up and work on documents and shared apps simultaneously, and follow colleagues and records to receive critical updates in real time.
The second a company needs more bandwidth than usual, a cloud-based service can instantly meet the demand because of the vast capacity of the service’s remote servers. In fact, this flexibility is so crucial that 65% of respondents to an InformationWeek survey said “the ability to quickly meet business demands” was an important reason to move to cloud computing.
Work from anywhere
As long as employees have internet access, they can work from anywhere. This flexibility positively affects knowledge workers’ work-life balance and productivity. Cloud computing keeps all the files in one central location, and everyone works off of one central copy. Employees can even chat to each other whilst making changes together. This whole process makes collaboration stronger, which increases efficiency and improves a company’s bottom line
The cloud grants SMEs access to enterprise-class technology. It also allows smaller businesses to act faster than big, established competitors.