3 Ways Cloud Transformation Can Help You Achieve Better ROI
The age of on-premise servers and applications is dead. It’s just too expensive and complex to maintain. Even the companies that can afford the cost and have the expertise to handle complexity do not find the effort to be worth it.
Take Netflix for example: it has all the money and expertise to build its own infrastructure but continues to use AWS because well, it’s better for its ROI. The same goes for virtually every business tool - the cloud-based solutions are known to be much more.
But before we delve any deeper into the benefits of cloud transformation, it is first essential to understand what the term means in the first place. Broadly speaking, cloud transformation can be segregated into two stages:
1. Cloud-based Tool Adoption
This is, in a sense, the initial phase of cloud transformation - where local business tools are substituted for their cloud-based counterparts. Microsoft Office Suite, for instance, is replaced by Google Suite, and the same goes for CRM, telephony, and more.
2. Computational and Storage infrastructure
This is the advanced stage of cloud transformation where virtually every IT infrastructure is sourced from the cloud. From data storage and computation capacity to networks and software, everything is managed by some cloud vendors like AWS or Azure.
Almost every enterprise of scale has now migrated to the advanced stage of cloud transformation, while smaller ones are rapidly moving towards its adoption in the coming years. The reason is simple: its makes the workplace more secure, dynamic, and efficient, ultimately leading to improved ROI. In terms of specifics, here are the 3 core areas, each with numerous benefits of their own:
IT expenses at any organization take up a significant portion of operational costs, but an even bigger problem is the complexity they bring. The reason every organization has an IT admin is that anything at any time can break and bring down productivity. Cloud tools are known to be much more robust and resilient.
One of the biggest advantages of cloud transformation is the flexibility it brings in terms of scale and operations. It enables numerous teams to seamlessly collaborate, thus cutting down the bottlenecks and ultimately boosting ROI.
Enable Remote Working
The benefits of remote working can’t possibly be overstated and the subject itself frankly warrants its own separate discussion. What is important to note that it is the cloud transformation that has laid its foundation in the first place. People didn’t work remotely 20 years ago because there were no tools to effectively collaborate. Today, it’s common for businesses to have back offices in cheaper labor markets and hire resources from across the globe that significantly add to their ROI.
A Word of Caution
Deploying cloud-enabled tools is only a part of the process. The actual benefits can only be leveraged if they are adopted across the board. One of the major complaints of many business leaders is that their employees don’t use productivity tools effectively. This not only puts them at a disadvantage but also creates communication and operational gap between teams.
Cloud transformation, at this point, isn’t a matter of if but when. Businesses - irrespective of scale or industry - that are slow to adapt are guaranteed to be overshadowed by those that aren’t. So as inferred from the discussion above, the benefits of cloud transformation can be leveraged by first adopting the requisite tools and then ensuring appropriate implementation. Prodoscore can help you implement both. Get in touch now to learn more.