How is cloud computing supporting organisations during Covid-19?

How is cloud computing supporting organisations during Covid-19?

Digital & Technology

Bhagyashree shreenath

Bhagyashree shreenath

30 Apr 2020, 12:10 — 5 min read

Businesses across the world have been quick enough to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic by enabling employees to work remotely. Here technology has come to the rescue with IT resources such as cloud computing services to enable organisations to continue functioning seamlessly.

Moreover, cloud technology has drastically transformed the way people can connect virtually and carry out their business operations. Everything around us today is about ‘technology and cloud’, right from a smartphone or a watch to a vehicle or a television screen. This only goes to say that we are greatly dependent on technology.

Especially during these uncertain times, technology is nothing less than a boon. For instance, employees wouldn't be able to access organisational information or tools by sitting in any corner of the world. This proves how easy cloud has made it for us to efficiently operate businesses.

Cloud technology has drastically transformed the way people can connect virtually & carry out their business operations. Especially during these uncertain times, technology is nothing less than a boon.

 

Here are some points that illustrate the significance of cloud technology:

1. Low costs

Any organisation will want to invest in a technology that would either result in a good return or offer value for the money invested. And cloud computing will surely be worth the investment. You do not have to incur expenses in purchasing any hardware while opting for cloud, as the service provider will host a data center for you.  

For example, if you are buying an HR software for your organisation, you need not pay for security, power, maintenance, etc. You are just entitled to pay for your use based on your subscription plan.

Also read: Here's the digital Covid-19 recovery plan and 3 ways to do it

2. Improved security

Cloud computing is secure for storing your data as it utilizes a robust firewall technology that prevents any intrusion of malware into the system. It has the ability to identify and alert about threats before reaching the server itself.
 

Whether its hacking or data theft, cloud computing protects your organisation against all these threats.

Also read: Does your company have a great security culture? Review these 6 crucial indicators

 

3. Easy integration

Migrating to Cloud isn’t as complex as you think. In fact, you will start experiencing its benefits just within hours of integration. It easily integrates with the current IT resources of your organisation.

Also, once you migrate to cloud you do not need to worry about updating the system regularly as it will automatically be done as and when required. This will enable you to concentrate on more critical aspects of your organisation.

4. Promotes collaboration

Cloud computing enables employees overcome many challenges to come together virtually and share information. You can directly connect to your team, irrespective of the location, and work with them to achieve organisational goals.

This will help you retain a culture of teamwork and collaboration across your organisation.

5. Increased flexibility

Cloud Computing offers flexibility to employees enabling them to work from home seamlessly by easily accessing the tools. Most of the organizations today are striving to provide their employees with a flexible work environment.

In this context, Cloud Computing plays a key role in driving business operations now and in the future as well. It is not just cost-effective, secured and flexible but also promises to be a seamless, scalable, and reliable solution for your organisation.

Make the most of cloud computing to support your employees stay indoors and work from home to fight this pandemic.

Stay home. Stay safe.

Also read: Reset and reboot: Vision and business goal tips for 2020

 

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