Cloud computing is one of the technologies that has completely changed the way we do business. Did you know that 93% of companies worldwide now use cloud technology in some way?!
We firmly believe the future is in the cloud and we have made it part of our mission to introduce people to the true wonders of the digital age. Adopting cloud technology very literally changed our business and improved our lives. No exaggeration.
If you are new to the cloud, or, you don’t know why everyone is so excited about it, then allow us to try and change your opinion with twelve reasons why we think going digital is the way forward:
- Freedom and Flexibility
One of the first and primary advantages of cloud computing is mobility. It gives you the freedom to work from anywhere. Well, anywhere you have an internet connection, but these days that is a growing number of locations.
A love of freedom is one of the core principles of Pharsyde. We believe your business should be enabling your personal freedom, not restricting it. The ability to take your work on the road is priceless!
Cloud computing also makes your company agile and agility is the single-most important characteristic for long-term sustainability.
2. Cost Reduction
No office, or a reduced office automatically translates into lower costs. But there are other massive cost-cutting benefits associated with going digital. You can save on hardware, on IT departments and on backup costs. Often, going digital results in highly increased efficiency and therefore lower staff costs too.
3. No Need For Backups!
Backups – one of the most vital of administrative tasks that ALWAYS gets sidelined. We never recognise how important they actually are until we forget to do one and a crisis strikes!
But with cloud computing, everything is automatically backed up on a continual basis. You don’t need extra software, you don’t need to buy more harddrives, you don’t need to set aside valuable time to run your backups. You don’t need to worry about it at all.
4. Data Security
Backups made onto harddrives are susceptible to system failures, hardware failures and physical catastrophes such as floods or fires.
Although no system is 100% foolproof, the cloud is still the most secure way to store your data – but you do need to make very, very sure that you have the correct cyber security protocols in place!
Scaling your business, your output, your input or your team is far easier when using cloud technology. You can easily add licences, purchase more storage space or upgrade a subscription in seconds.
Most online solutions these days will convert your legacy data for you, so that you can carry on from where you are – but online. Then, you have the added benefit of multiple programs, apps, systems and processes that can be easily and seamlessly integrated. These extra apps and tools can have a very large and very positive impact on your efficiency and therefore on your bottom line.
7. Enhanced Collaboration
Cloud computing is one of the best and easiest ways to facilitate the sharing of information across teams. Team members can be split across the globe and still have access to the exact same data in real time.
Your employees can easily share files and collaborate on projects and tasks, no matter where they are. It fosters innovation and multi-disciplinary team building.
8. Always On
As long as your internet connection is stable and it’s working, you can access and use all of your cloud systems from any location in the world. The software is available to you 24/7, 365 days of the year. And if you want to, your business can be available to your clients too.
9. No More Updates
It’s not that they don’t happen. Cloud system providers are constantly updating and improving their offerings. But you no longer have to shut down and lose valuable work time in order to install a new update. They happen seamlessly in the background.
If you have a multi-generational workforce, you may find that there is a knowledge gap between the younger and older ones – and this gap works both ways.
The young amongst us are far more tech savvy and are far better at implementing digital solutions. Whereas the grey-haired veterans know a lot more about strategy, decision making and, of course, the experience they have gained in their field.
The implementation of a digital transformation program facilitates inter-generational idea-sharing. It enables everyone to participate in an area they excel, and helps them to learn from each other.
11. Fast Decision Making
Cloud computing means that you have live data at your fingertips. You can take and act on decisions that much faster and make informed assessments based on trends and predictions. Not only does it give you access to all of your data, the correct selection of solutions means that you can also use your data effectively – and fast!
12. Improved Customer Service
We mentioned all that data that you now have at the click of a mouse – a lot of that data is related to your customers. Buying history, preferences, complaints, compliments, cancellations and upselling – all available to you quickly and easily.
This helps you develop your offering, target your marketing and deliver on promises. Happy customers are loyal customers and loyal customers keep you in business!
Still not 100% convinced? Book a coffee date with us to chat about the challenges your business faces and we can go through the software solutions with you.