In the modern world of business, having access to powerful and up-to-date technology is essential if you want your company to compete successfully against your competitors, and operate within the highest echelons of your field.
Technology is seemingly constantly improving in capability, offering an increasingly comprehensive range of benefits to areas across the running of a business, in important aspects such as accuracy, efficiency, analysis, customer service, and employee wellbeing.
Not only do office systems allow employees to complete their work effectively, but they also now play an active role in the improvement of employee performance: through detailed analysis and artificially intelligent, machine learning-based insights of relevant employee and company data.
Technology can have a considerable impact on the performance of a business, and increasingly, one of the main technologies that businesses are turning to is cloud computing platforms, such as AWS and Azure.
Using the power of software development, artificial intelligence, and machine learning techniques (as well as device connectivity through the Internet of Things), businesses can do away with one-size-fits-all software and IT systems and design software that suits their operations perfectly.
Read on to find out more about how cloud computing technology is helping to take business operations to the next level.
Improves flexibility and scaling
One way in which cloud computing functionality serves as a powerful tool in business management is through the scaling and flexibility it offers when compared to traditional hardware.
The beauty of utilizing cloud computing platforms is that there are no expensive hardware costs, as all of your data and software functionality are stored and accessed through online means.
When operating on traditional servers, it’s common for a business to have servers on-site, which are difficult to scale without either making a loss on servers that are no longer needed, or spending significant amounts to bring in new servers.
The nature of cloud computing is different; as it is software based, it’s possible to scale up and down on the number of resources required with ease, as the provider can simply adjust your payments to reflect the amount of server space you are using. There is no need for installations.
Automatic software integration
When running business servers on hardware infrastructure, installing new software on to the system and then on to the individual devices connected to the server is a time-consuming practice.
With cloud computing solutions, both Azure and AWS DevOps are able to integrate their new software seamlessly into their business IT systems, with individual devices automatically having access to the relevant software once it is active in the cloud.
Reduces operational costs
As well as cloud computing improving flexibility and enabling the user to scale their requirements with ease, there are also significantly reduced operational costs compared to traditional hardware.
Typically, and especially for a business with significant server requirements, energy requirements for powering a large number of servers and other hardware components are sizeable, with temperature regulation also required due to the heat output of servers.
In order to ensure that it is running at full functionality and is quickly fixed when there are technical faults, there are additional costs involved in the maintenance and repair of this connectivity hardware. With business servers hosted in the cloud, hardware will never get in the way of your server’s functionality, meaning there are no nasty call-out costs or delays in service accessibility.