5 amazing Benefits of Cloud-based Business
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It’s no secret that businesses are becoming more flexible in an age where technological advances mean teams can be separated by continents, not just cubicles. But, other than easy communication over long distances, what are the real benefits of Cloud technology for business? Well, here are our top 5:
1. Having options is a huge selling point
Increasingly, people want more from their job than just a seat and a payslip. The most appealing qualities of a business are those that promote a sense of trust and value towards a good work/life balance. Flexible working comes hand-in-hand with these qualities. How? Because businesses with a flexible approach are minimising the idea of restriction. This is a very attractive profile to potential employees, millennials in particular. And, candidates who feel valued in this way are much more likely to bring increased productivity and loyalty to the role.
Flexibility and an openness to alternative ways of working, such as remote working, is crucial in creating a modern productive culture within your organisation.
For more on this, check out this Forbes article looking at why remote working is a positive step towards business growth:
2. Wellbeing is the new goal
The landscape of the working world is changing. Business goals no longer sit only within stats targets and promotions. Businesses and their employees are looking much more closely at the bigger picture: personal and team wellbeing. Why? Because time spent at work is a huge part of our day to day lives. People are no longer satisfied to remain stressed or miserable in a role that takes up 30-40 hours of their week. Nor should they be. So what role do Cloud solutions play in the wellbeing of the work environment? Again, it comes down to flexibility. Workers with more options, and a sense of trust and responsibility are generally happier in their jobs. Businesses with happier workers promote a strong understanding of the importance of wellbeing and in turn, allow their team to thrive and grow. It’s win win.
3. Easier Collaboration
With our range of Cloud solutions, teams may actually find projects more collaborative and easier to track. Whether it’s a central point of data storage though Microsoft Azure that helps all team members find what they need more quickly, or tracking changes through documents using the GSuite, the instant access to information using the Cloud means that your employees could foster better, more fruitful working relationships – even when they’re miles apart.
4. Increase your team with or without increasing your space
One of the key benefits of Cloud solutions is that they offer scalability. Worrying about space is that last thing you need when you’re concentrating on growing your business. But with Cloud, gone are the days where more storage and more staff always means more rooms, cupboards and desks. Cloud technology allows you to significantly increase data storage without the need for physical servers, in the same way that it allows you to increase your team without the need to even browse for office chairs and desk tidies. Data, files, desktops and emails can be accessed anywhere, by anyone with permission, at any time. In theory, your next staff meeting could span the globe in real time.
5. Lower your bills
Not only do Cloud solutions lower your energy bills thanks to taking power-thirsty servers off-site (and without requiring the staff needed to manage complex infrastructure), they could also mean a slimmed-down base for your business if some team members take advantage of the flexible nature of Cloud-based working, translating into lower bills overall.
Cloud in a nutshell:
With obvious benefits even for an office where everyone still chats around the water cooler, Cloud-based technology is also opening doors for businesses who want to allow their employees a little more flexibility and freedom.