What if there were a way for your business to simultaneously increase its flexibility, collaborate more efficiently, reduce IT costs and possess the ability to scale your operation up or down depending on need? Sound like something you’d be interested in?
Those are just some of the benefits of cloud-based technology, which has catapulted the business world headfirst into the 21st century.
According to the analyst firm IDC, close to 90 percent of new spending over the next six years on Internet and communications technologies will be on cloud-based technology. The “cloud” in cloud-based simply refers to a more efficient method of managing servers, storing data, and networking. While companies like Google, Apple, Netflix, and Amazon dominate the headlines, cloud-based technology is actually revolutionizing the way that small and midsize business operate as well.
Most companies, it should also be noted, are relying on cloud technologies without even realizing it. The majority of employee email, both personal and work related, is stored in the cloud as are your employee’s SMS messages and photos. Most companies also rely on some form of collaborative document application, like Google Docs or Microsoft Office, both of which are cloud compatible.
The cloud is widely used in most businesses already, even if those in charge are resistant to change. Like similar cloud-based technologies, online meeting platforms like Onstream Meetings and Onstream Webinars are helping businesses of all shapes and sizes communicate whenever and wherever they need to. Unlike other meeting platforms, however, Onstream’s applications are secure and easy to use, with no installation or deployment costs required. Web conferencing, meetings, and sales calls and demos have never been simpler than they are with Onstream.
Change is hard and it’s uncomfortable—but in the case of adopting cloud-computing technology for your business—it’s also absolutely necessary.