Prior to the 1800s, the idea of machine-powered transportation or manufacturing was a fantasy. But then a new technology emerged over the course of a century that changed everything.
When James Watt perfected a cooling system for the previously lackluster steam engine, he transformed the world. Steam power ushered in the industrial revolution, reshaped transportation, and boosted productivity worldwide.
Today, the steam engine seems quaint. But at the time of its introduction, the steam engine was monumental.
The details are very different today, but we find ourselves in a similar place once again. It’s not unusual to hear cloud computing described as a technological revolution. But “the cloud” can come across as a hyped-up buzzword. All this talk of revolution can seem a little overly dramatic.
And yet, cloud computing has the potential to reshape everything about how your business functions. The implications for productivity are profound.
How we work.
Even in a small organization, it can be difficult to find productive ways to help folks connect.
But collaboration is worth pursuing. Take it from Google’s Abeer Dubey, Director of People Analytics. Abeer said, “People do their best work when they feel they have strong goals, can rely on each other and believe their work makes a difference.”
The consensus among today’s thought leaders is that cloud computing is a key component to the future of business collaboration.
Where we work.
Forbes recently reported that 65% of full-time workers believe telecommuting options give them the ability to be more productive. The same article argues that working from home is better for employees’ health, stress levels and overall job satisfaction.
Cloud computing makes a remote work environment not just possible but productive. Cloud-based applications and storage mean your people can access all the same information and tools, regardless of where they are.
Even if you don’t intend to fully embrace a telecommuting culture, there are times when it’s unavoidable to work remotely. And cloud computing is an essential ingredient to pull that off.
When we work.
Disaster recovery is a whole topic, in and of itself. There’s a lot more to it than cloud computing. However, cloud solutions can (and should) play a pivotal role in your disaster recovery plan.
Cloud solutions make it so much easier to stay productive in the midst of chaos. The Aberdeen Group estimates that just one hour of downtime can cost an SMB as much as $8,600. The faster you can get your staff up and running again, the less unexpected downtime will cost.
Cloud computing tools give you options for keeping your operation going even if your office is unusable. Anything from a power outage to a natural disaster can make that flexibility pay off.
Cloud Computing with PCX Technologies
Are you ready to get in on the revolution? If you are, the next step is the most critical one. There’s no one-size-fits-all option for cloud services. You need to know what works for you.
Luckily, PCX can help there.
We’ll be happy to lead you through a thorough analysis of your business goals, challenges and opportunities for improved productivity. The experts on our team will guide you to the best solutions according to your needs.
If you’re ready to start that process, give us a call today.