The advent of cloud computing, and all the benefits that come with it, has paved the way for collaborative cloud-based systems that are reshaping both how employees work together and how companies interact with their customers over the internet.
So, what is driving this change and what benefits can improved collaboration bring to tech businesses?
Teams work better together
Cloud computing increases collaboration by allowing all employees – wherever they are – to sync up and work on documents and shared apps simultaneously, and to receive critical updates in real time. Projects can be monitored more effectively, making it easier to stay within budget and keep to completion times.
Customer Service Improves
Systems running in the cloud can allow customers to go online and gain immediate access to information they require, without the need to pick up the phone or write an email. A customer portal, for example, might allow a customer to approve quotes, view current account status, download invoices and raise and monitor tickets. All in real time. It makes things quicker and easier for the customer, who are able to ‘pull’ the information they require when and where they want it rather than waiting for their supplier to ‘push’ data out. It is also much more efficient for the supplier in terms of time saved answering queries and delivering information.
Enables Remote Working
With cloud services at their fingertips, employees can work from almost any location. They can access important files, data, documents and IT tools from a range of devices from almost any connected location. Providing they have the required bandwidth, it is possible to work online, replicating the office environment and ensuring employees can work as productively as possible.
Drives Down Costs
Cloud computing services are typically pay as you go, so there’s no need for capital expenditure. And because cloud computing is much faster to deploy, businesses have minimal project start-up costs and predictable ongoing operating expenses.
As cloud computing has become more established, security fears have largely been allayed and the benefits in terms of easier maintenance, greater flexibility and better continuity in case of disaster are becoming clearer.
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