Cloud helping to drive faster levels of innovation for companies

Cloud helping to drive faster levels of innovation for companies

The cloud has already been recognised by a number of companies as a great way to increase levels of flexibility and productivity in the digital age. Yet there is increasing evidence to suggest that there could soon be a rise in the level of innovation among certain firms.

Forbes has recently listed a number of ways in which cloud platforms are helping to drive progress for businesses and other organisations that decide to adopt such an approach.

For instance, it claims the cloud is allowing companies to integrate the internal operations, including human resources, finance and warehouse management, to systems such as email, social networking or collaboration hubs.

This means that employees are more likely to increase the usefulness of data collected by a company.

The agility of the cloud  a has become one of its key advantages as it allows firms to change their business model quickly and easily.

For instance, larger firms can now see and control exactly how their services are being used to protect the security and privacy of information by making certain internal systems automated within the cloud.

It means that firms have a greater level, of control over their resources and can afford to be far more agile than ever before, meaning that resources can be made to be more effective.

Finally Forbes argues that the cloud is not just a technolgy that is just suited to those with an interest in computers anymore.

In fact the mainstream success of cloud storage systems such as Dropbox and iCloud has shown that the cloud is more accessible to more people than ever before, although high-profile security breaches have perhaps shown that such services should not be used in a commercial or corporate environment.

However, the point is that managers that may have previously only had a basic knowledge of such issues a few years ago, are now aware of how the cloud can heighten ties with customers.