Cloud computing is a technology that has truly revolutionized the field of tech in the past few years. So much so that nearly all companies, no matter their size or scope, have begun to use cloud-based resources for its endless advantages.
Organizations today are increasingly relying on artificial intelligence (AI), data analytics and automation to remain relevant and the cloud makes these services available to companies with speed, the ability to provide myriad services at scale, and more. Just as businesses require the flexibility, they also use the cloud to process large volumes of complex traffic. Let’s take a closer look at more benefits that the cloud has to offer for international businesses.
Rapid Scaling Capability
International businesses are dynamic and need an environment that is quick in adapting to changing circumstances. While a company that meets market demands and “blows up” seemingly overnight will need to substantially expand its IT infrastructure and efforts in a short amount of time, another company that is going through a tough period might need to scale down a bit in order to cut costs, resulting in laying off staff and smaller budgets for IT infrastructure maintenance. The cloud makes it easy for companies to handle both of these scenarios with ease.
Cost Efficiency and Saving
Before the availability of the cloud technology, companies had to spend a lot of money on creating their own physical IT infrastructures which couldn’t often adapt quickly. Eventually, this process became obsolete and organizations had to employ entire teams of experts to run, monitor and optimize the infrastructure. This also led companies into focusing more towards technology issues rather than mapping ready-made technology to their mission-critical business concerns. This resulted in incurring serious opportunity costs as businesses couldn’t focus their resources in the right direction.
But now, using cloud platforms businesses have found that they can remain on-task, and use technology more wisely. More employees are able to use cloud technologies to create sophisticated solutions and as a result, technology is being integrated within organizations to create more useful business solutions.
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Improved Teamwork and Communication
It’s no secret that effective communication and teamwork are fundamental to the success of any international business. That said, we know for a fact that the cloud has become the primary platform for increased collaboration and has the ability to leverage talent more efficiently as compared to the orthodox ways of collaborating. Over the last decade, collaboration between overseas teams, remote work and local third-party contractors using SaaS tools like Office 365, Salesforce and Google Apps has become the norm. Even effective communication will become more important as organizations face new challenges moving forward.
Data Security and Recovery
The cloud provides enhanced security, if it is managed correctly. It is true that cloud platforms give businesses the freedom to choose their own security settings, restrictions and policies. They make it possible to use multi-factor authentication, state-of-the-art encryption and advanced procedures and also provides the ability to automatically update certain elements of the necessary infrastructure to support a business’ security concern.
Along with that the cloud has also found a way to get over one of the biggest issues with traditional installed IT solutions, i.e, they are more likely to malfunction and fail catastrophically. In such cases, it becomes hard to recover your data. Thankfully, cloud computing makes it possible to take care of that issue as well.
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