Enterprise use of Cloud-Based Solutions is Zooming!
Cloud solutions are now a mainstream technology, and in much better shape than they were, two years ago. Proof? Nearly all Fortune 500 companies have already adopted cloud solution services to cut-down costs and increase sales. Powerful IT professionals have commented on its inevitable dominance of Information Technology Industry in the coming years.
Joe Weinman, Senior VP at Telx and author of Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing, says: “Ultimately, the cloud is the latest example of Schumpeterian creative destruction: creating wealth for those who exploit it, and leading to the demise of those that don’t.”
Vivek Kundra, former federal CIO of the United States has remarked: “Cloud computing is often far more secure than traditional computing because companies like Google and Amazon can attract and retain cyber-security personnel of a higher quality than many governmental agencies.”
“I don’t need a hard disk in my computer if I can get to the server faster… carrying around these non-connected computers is Byzantine by comparison.” – Steve Jobs, late chairman of Apple (1997)
Furthermore, the surge in smart mobile devices and wireless networks are contributing to empowering Internet Cloud Service. Free cloud-based application, cloud-storage facilities, cloud-based editors in smart mobile devices, are encouraging users to embrace this technology. Open wireless networks, Free Wi-Fi hotspots and low-cost cellular networks are one of the major factors in making cloud-based services available 24/7.
Businesses Should Move their Work-Process to Cloud. There isn’t a Better Time!
Availability of free cloud services and cloud storage services has motivated consumers to adopt this technology. As a result, more people are literate in cloud-technology!
Cloud-Based Field Workforce Management is the Next Big Thing!
Stay productive on the move with cloud-based field workforce management. Organizations with remote workforce need robust application to keep track of their operations away from the workplace – these include deliveries, sales, after-sales and more. They need to be updated in real-time with meetings, job-statuses
Cloud-based services facilitate companies and organizations to efficiently carry-out business-functions across multiple devices from remote locations. Cloud service in comparison to in-house application delivers more flexibility and availability of functionalities to managers and work-force alike. Move business-functions to cloud and Improve productivity, increase sales and make job-processes work like clock-work.
* Gartner, Inc. (http://goo.gl/3V3I6J)
** Salesforce, Google, Amazon Cloud Winners, Says Piper; Microsoft Straddles the Line | Barron’s (http://goo.gl/4wS4wV)
*** IT Consultants’ Insight on Business Technology | NSK Inc.(http://goo.gl/GG6gSR)
**** IT Consultants’ Insight on Business Technology | NSK Inc.(http://goo.gl/GG6gSR)
† Enterprise software spend to reach $620 billion in 2015: Forrester (http://goo.gl/i5MwFt)
‡ Cisco Global Cloud Index: Forecast and Methodology, 2013–2018 (http://goo.gl/OmBz3E)
Businesses must ensure end-to-end visibility of forward and reverse delivery processes to manage returns efficiently. Control over logistics processes is a key when it comes to orchestrating returns and without complete visibility, it’s impossible to gain control.
There are some who believe that cloud computing represents a sea change in the way computing will be performed by corporations as business computing shifts out of private data centers into cloud services.
Storing and securing data is most important for enterprises because it helps in analysing the operations, customer behaviour through better decision making. Also, it helps in storing the data which can be used for later purposes.