Higher End-User Adaption
Author: Ricardo de Rojas
Another great benefit of cloud computing is a higher end-user adaption of new software and processes.
If the end-user can access the programs and data needed—anywhere, any time and from any device— they will embrace the new software solution quicker than a traditional on-premises solution. The only thing employees need is Internet access.
Here are some of the things that make the change to cloud computing easier and more rewarding for companies, management and end-users:
- Always-on availability – Most cloud providers are extremely reliable in providing their services, with many maintaining 99.99 percent uptime. The connection is always on, and as long as workers have an Internet connection, they can get to the applications they need from practically anywhere. Some applications even work offline.
- Improved accessibility – Having access anytime, anywhere makes your life so much easier.
- Improved mobility – Data and applications are available to employees no matter where they are in the world. Workers can take their work anywhere via smartphones and tablets—roaming through a retail store to check customers out, visiting customers in their homes or offices, working in the field or at a plant.
- Improved collaboration – Cloud computing increases collaboration by allowing all employees— wherever they are—to meet virtually and easily share information in real time via shared storage. This capability can reduce time to market and improve product development and customer service.
- Achieving economies of scale – Increased volume output or productivity with fewer people. Your cost per unit, project or product plummets.
- Globalize your workforce on the cheap – People worldwide can access the cloud, provided they have an Internet connection.
- Streamline processes – Get more work done in less time with fewer people.
- Increased speed in responding to unforeseen events – Having access to your system anywhere, any time means you can respond to unforeseen circumstances right away, not hours later when you get back to the office.
- Monitor projects more effectively – Stay within budget and ahead of completion cycle times.
- Less personnel training – It takes fewer people to do more work on a cloud, with a minimal learning curve on hardware and software issues.
- Improve flexibility – You can change direction without serious “people” or “financial” issues at stake.
Cloud computing is more accessible, which leads to higher end-user adaption of new software and processes.