Collaboration is the business activity most transformed by the cloud. Cloud has made all possible. Collaborative documents editing, access from anywhere and anytime, document synchronization when online and many other features are now available with cloud based collaboration tools. This has helped SMBs to efficiently develop, become more efficient and make their employees more productive and happier. Cloud solutions developed for collaboration aim to help individuals and teams interact more and ease online teamwork.
Cloud migration refers to the process of moving data and server workloads from physical or virtual environments into and between cloud environments. Without the right plan and solutions, migrating to the Cloud can be quite complex and costly. For medium and large enterprises, migrating to the cloud becomes a compounded effort. For example, it is very important to document what the end goal will be for the servers being targeted for the migration process. The organization needs to work towards a migration plan that will achieve the most efficiency, agility and cost savings.
Although enterprises are still in the early stages of adopting Big Data solutions, these technologies are among the fastest-growing cloud-based tools. The move to cloud computing is challenging the computer industry, and at the heart of this are the Big Data and the built for cloud scalable database platforms that enable it. As demand grows, applications are able to add new computing nodes, and each additional node adds capacity to serve more clients.
Communication is a heavy weight on budgets and companies all over the world are looking for ways to cut down their communication costs. As we discussed in another article, cloud-based VOIP solutions offer businesses a reliable communication option at a lower cost.
Mobility and cloud computing are leading the strategic direction for businesses today. From operations to marketing and customer services, each department of a company is influenced by both of these. Business leaders are starting to understand that these technologies are successful only if they rely on a stable IT infrastructure. IaaS is one of the most needed and required cloud computing services as businesses prefer not to spend on large and expensive physical equipment.
I’ve recently read an article on the importance and utility of cloud in several industries: education, marketing companies, online entertainment, healthcare, information technology, finance and banking, telecommunication, hospitality, start-ups and security. I have no doubt that cloud computing apps and services can be of use in every single domain and business.