Using Cloud Computing to Transform Businesses and Make Them Mobile
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Using Cloud Computing to Transform Businesses and Make Them Mobile

By CIOReview | Saturday, January 21, 2023

Various advantages can be attributed to Cloud Computing, including cost savings, providing a secure environment, adaptability, mobility, enhanced collaboration, and disaster recovery.

FREMONT, CA: As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, remote work, video conferences, meetings, and file sharing have become increasingly popular. Therefore, cloud computing has become a lifesaver for every industry. Mobile-friendly workplaces have improved productivity and accessibility for employees.

The modern workplace relies heavily on tools such as AWS, Dropbox, Salesforce, etc. 

These are some of the ways in which cloud computing has transformed businesses:

SaaS and modular software prioritization: The way software is delivered has undergone significant changes. Before, software was delivered in large, monolithic packages. The users only utilized some features of the entire solution, which was inefficient and resulted in wasted resources. A cloud computing solution is composed of modular components that can be combined to create a customized solution.  

As a result, businesses have been able to be more agile in their operations compared to the previous processes. 

SaaS has become one of the largest chunks of cloud spending due to a large number of apps such as Salesforce, Dropbox, Microsoft Office 365, and Google Workspace offered via SaaS. Any device with an internet connection can access SaaS apps. Thus, employees can now work from home or anywhere in the world.

Businesses benefit from cloud computing and SaaS in terms of scalability, integration, cost-efficiency, and time savings. 

Enhanced security: Remote working has made businesses more aware of the importance of data security. With cloud computing, businesses can keep their data safe and secure while accessing it from anywhere. As an added layer of security, cloud computing also provides unique security settings for each user. 

Rather than worrying about data security or other data storage techniques, organizations can now focus on other areas of their business growth. 

Home-based work: Earlier, working from home seemed challenging. Security and other company protocols prevented employees from accessing company resources, meetings, etc., outside the premises. 

However, things have drastically changed since 2022. Cloud computing technology has enabled millions of people to work remotely today. With tools such as e-mail integration, document collaboration, video-conferencing, and instant messaging, cloud computing has helped businesses achieve a better work-life balance.

Thus, employees can leverage flexibility, save on commuting costs, and focus on their health and well-being.

 Internet of Things(IoT) and cloud computing:  IoT is being adopted by many organizations for smart offices in order to promote team interaction. As a result of the combination of IoT and cloud computing, sensors exchange data with connected devices in the smart office system, helping organizations adjust the work environment, improve collaboration, and identify cost-saving opportunities. 

Organizations can improve their operations by better understanding customers' and employees' behavior by tapping into the data clusters.