Cloud technology has revolutionalised the business landscape like nothing before. With its unique features like scalability it has created a fan base that has amazed all the analysts. But one thing that cloud offers which is usually not given much attention is the capability of the cloud to increase employee productivity. With the advent of cloud computing it has been observed that employees are able to finish the same piece of task in less time with equal or better efficiency.
Imagine, you are at home and there is an important task is to be done at the office but it is raining like anything outside. The cloud is an adept savior in such a situation. What cloud enables users is to work remotely and access data from anywhere. This helps in working from home on a day when commuting to office is not possible. This reduces commuting and traffic related stress hence increased productivity.
Effective Utilization Of Workforce
On premise, servers require a dedicated IT team to look after the server’s proper functioning. This is not required in the cloud servers. So the people hired for maintenance of servers can now be relocated to do core operations rather than sitting idle until a complaint is generated. These technicians can either be trained for other tasks which would add value to the company or could be relieved so that the money is saved which is spent on their salary.
Inter Office Communication
Staff and employees feel much more connected with the use of cloud technologies. What this connectivity brings along is better communication and no barrier between the sub-ordinates. Now, rather than going to the boss at every juncture, now one can communicate while sitting on the desk itself. Moreover, the communication also brings down the communication barrier thus creating a cohesive and tightly knit working atmosphere.
The feature of scalability empowers users to generate any amount of data without the worry of space. What this results is a care free environment for the users to work into. Also the employees do not need to consult the IT team for every issue as they can troubleshoot them online. Also if a task is to be done in which good amount of processing capabilities are needed, this can be done using the cloud.
When upgrading in an in-house server environment, it has to be made sure that every part of the environment is up to date, but in the cloud one can install or use any version or software with any hesitation or stress of up gradation.
The cloud provides data backup of every bit of data that is hosted on it. It enables a firm to work seamlessly even if any disasters like fire strike. Also in a course of natural disaster the work is easily accessible. Moreover, it relieves customers of any data security tensions and helps them work in a secure and happy environment.
In the end it can be said that the cloud not only benefits firms in a direct way but also gives them the indirect benefit of increased employee productivity.