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Leveraging Cloud to Drive Business Growth

By CIOReview | Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Cloud computing is at the helm of every industry and included in the agenda of every business leader. While it was viewed just as any other run-of-the-mill tool when it was launched, cloud computing today is transforming businesses in many ways. The businesses have come to realize its significance considering the myriad benefits, including mobile productivity, low cost, and adequate customization feature that cloud computing provides. The enterprises that are concerned about flexibility and scalability have no other option but to completely or partially move their IT infrastructure to cloud. The array of other benefits of migrating to cloud includes flexibility to aggregate clients from diverse geographies, enhanced capability to scale operations, and cutting through back-end infrastructural cost.

As cloud computing is showing newer ways to optimize business processes, the retail segment is undergoing a major transformation from the previous generation of ‘point of sale’ (POS) systems all the way to cloud. With the emergence of new cloud-based devices offering universal accessibility and more fluidity of data, companies, such as Square and Leaf are providing retailers a platform to connect their POS directly to the cloud storage. In order to cut the cost on IT infrastructure, enterprises are making a beeline to the pioneering Bring Your Own Authentication (BYOD) marketplace, which has transformed the Enterprise Mobility landscape while making it more agile, flexible and adaptive.            

By leveraging the capability of cloud technology, enterprises can save on extra cost incurred for purchasing additional hardware to upgrade IT infrastructure. They can choose hybrid cloud that combines both the worlds of on-premise and cloud. To manage mobile devices that require updating, the "bring your own device" (BYOD) marketplace led by companies like Apperian are capitalizing on cloud-based infrastructure to manage mobility services, including installing applications on devices with necessary privacy guidelines and the remote ability to wipe data as and when necessary.