As of 2017, cloud computing solutions became the “new normal.”
That is quite a bold statement, but we don’t make it without proof. In fact, it was Synergy Research Group’s Chief Analyst, John Dinsdale, who penned the words with the release of the 2017 Cloud Market Report by the research group.
It’s no surprise to those who are actively involved in the cloud or even the IT market. Organizations have been increasingly migrating resources thanks to the cost advantages of a move from CapEx to OpEx, increased security and innovation.
The Cloud: The Single Most Influential Change
This does not only speak to channel partners – but end users as well. A 2016 article on TechRadar claimed that “cloud services have become the single most influential change to how businesses develop new products and services for their customers.” It goes on to say that “hosted systems that give your business complete access from multiple devices from any location should be a central component of your future-proofing.”
The question is how? How can this game-changing technology help your business survive the volatility of the global economy? Two words. Business agility.
When working with the cloud, businesses only need to provision the number of services that are needed. This allows for better forecasting of expenses and reduces the “cost of failure.” You don’t need to know in advance what your businesses growth potential will be, as you can scale up or down based on actual growth. Additionally, the cost of any licensing or updates is part of the package.
This article on the Guardian gives the example of two businesses (Netflix and Transics) who harnessed the power of the cloud to take on industry giants…and win. Netflix rewrote the question of how to utilize the internet to provide easy access to DVDs by taking the DVD out of the equation. Transics brought real-time tracking to the logistics industry. Both experimented with new delivery models and fundamentally changed the way users consumed services.
The Cloud: The Future of Business
Leading research firm, Gartner, predicted last year that the worldwide cloud market would grow at a rate of 18% and that cloud adoption strategies would account for 50% of IT outsourcing purchases.
Do we have your attention now?
The cloud is more than just a technology it is the future of business.
The newest generation entering the workforce is like none other. They have grown up with technology literally at their fingertips. Not only do they expect to work with businesses who have the capabilities to engage with them digitally, but the same is said about businesses they will work for. To attract not only customers but top talent, businesses must engage in digital transformations – and the cloud is an essential way of achieving that goal.
The Cloud is for Everyone
“The cloud services companies of all sizes…The cloud is for everyone. The cloud is a democracy.” ~ Marc Benioff, Founder, CEO and Chairman of Salesforce
The cloud is for everyone. We invite you to dig deeper into how the cloud can help your business succeed. Speak with one of our Cloud Solutions Experts today to learn more about how you can Future-Proof your business with the cloud and Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS).