Using the Cloud to Increase Efficiency

Bill Rybinski
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The cloud is a dream come true for businesses and their IT departments. As a tech professional in today’s fast-paced environment, you probably know better than anyone how vital technology is to delivering and optimizing your company’s services. Like most products born out of the Internet, cloud technology helps simplify your job in many ways, allowing you to increase efficiency in production, speed, and cost.


By powering your typical IT processes, such as security management, software updates, and data storage, with cloud technology, you can significantly expand the operating power of your IT department without incurring the time and cost of a traditional IT setup. Imagine a server infrastructure powerful enough to complete any and all projects thrown your way, only without the financial constraints that would make a fully equipped physical operation unfeasible and less efficient. This is the big picture of cloud technology that entities from government agencies to global enterprises are beginning to embrace.


The Nexxt article, “Pros and Cons of Cloud Computing,” discusses the benefits of cloud management and technology. The author notes that cloud technology advances the goal of efficiency by bringing down overhead costs and providing employees with instant, remote access to centralized data and software. By using the cloud, the restrictions on an employee’s availability, such as time and location, are eliminated. The author also acknowledges a couple of caveats, including the impact on technology jobs and the possibility of security issues. In the long run, however, technology professionals have the opportunity to assume a greater role than ever as the bearer of quick and cost-effective solutions.


Cloud technology produces discernable improvements in the length of time it takes to complete IT projects. New services that may have taken months to complete pre-cloud can be built and implemented in a matter of days post-cloud. This warp speed of production positively affects business agility. Companies can readily adapt to the needs of their clients and the rapidly shifting market, and by using the cloud, you can quickly, efficiently, and accurately respond to in-house IT demands as they roll in. Another plus is that infrastructure, and the issues that accompany it, remains in the purview of the cloud provider, which means tech personnel can better utilize their time on the tasks that matter most.


How do companies achieve even greater efficiency after the cloud is up and running? A Business 2 Community article suggests that a multi-cloud platform may be the answer. By backing up existing cloud data to another cloud host, you can maintain full productivity levels in the event of a security breach, server crash, or other unexpected turn of events.


Cloud computing allows you to realize your full IT potential and maximize efficiency like never before. As businesses become more reliant on technology to keep them competitive, the critical role of tech has evolved to accommodate these growing interests. Overseeing cloud management and technology lets you to explore the ways in which this virtual service increases productivity and efficiency within your company, from speeding up project completion to reducing operational costs.


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