The season of spring is often viewed as a time of renewal. Many decide that this is the time to clean out their homes, straighten out their yard, and organize their personal or business technology for the rest of the year so that they can be more productive.
If you’ve been working in the cloud space you no doubt know about the benefits of productivity and the cloud. The statistics show that cloud is a winner when it comes to answering the question of getting business done, with a Rackspace study showing that more than half of companies of all sizes use the cloud for productivity, and that 96% of companies now worry less about outages than they used to.
In this blog post, we’d like to jump into how and what cloud can do to increase productivity. With 42% of IT decision makers planning to increase spending on cloud computing in 2015, the market is ripe for those who look to educate and aid their clients in making the transition.
- Increase Collaboration – From Anywhere
One of the biggest benefits of cloud is that companies are empowered to be productive no matter where they are located. Take Office 365 for example, a cloud-based service designed for businesses of all sizes with the purpose of saving companies money and helping people collaborate from anywhere, anytime. For companies that have employees around the world, having a cloud-based productivity service through the Internet means that work can get done around the clock.
- Meet Efficiently
Face-to-face meetings are a thing of the past with collaboration tools that allow people to meet online and share documents as well as game changing ideas. Software like Cisco WebEx eliminate back-and-forth emails, reduce the time and cost of travel, and create business agility by allowing users to take meetings from their phone, make notes about what is going on, and rest assured that their meeting is built on secure and reliable technology.
- Lower Costs Overall
Since cloud means more centralized technology and better uptime, the result is often lower costs for everyone involved. In one survey taken, 82% of companies surveyed said that they saved money by switching to the cloud. For businesses who want to do more and empower the world, the cloud can be a great way to redirect finances to more value-added activities.
- Depend on Reliable Technology
With the speed of business at an all-time high and barrier to entry so low, the ability to depend on reliable technology is key. Since cloud technology is not managed locally, but rather by the vendor who supplies it, businesses can be productive with the peace-of-mind that their technology won’t go down and will be updated at all times with the best security possible.
- Create Less Clutter Overall
Any business owner knows that reduction of clutter is important for business operations. The cloud can help reduce clutter by creating more affordable and integrated options to organize tasks and activities. For example, software systems like Ring Central allow for employees to have fax, text, and voice systems all in one spot on the cloud and in their own devices so there is no need to buy more hardware to get business done.
How about you? Are you interested in being more productive in 2015? With more companies innovating with software that gets business done, the place to find it all is on the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace, where technologies can be configured, managed, and provisioned with confidence and ease.
Finally, if you’d like to learn how to sell cloud productivity solutions this summer and create a sales funnel, we’d love to see you join us at Cloud University at cities around the United States in June and October. Sign up to become a Cloud reseller to receive your invite!