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Opportunities for the cloud in the New Normal

Opportunities for the cloud in the New Normal
Living in a world currently in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic is an ongoing crisis for most, if not all businesses. With offices shutting down and the majority of the workforce now working from home, the need to rapidly adapt to survive is apparent — and the adoption of digital technology has proven itself to be the way forward.

Every business has a business continuity plan, but not everyone is ready to handle a pandemic. The present situation calls for more than your typical disaster recovery plan. A few months into restricted living has given us a chance to reflect on the learnings from the sudden shifts in industrial productivity, and gain insight into what makes for a strong business in troubled times.

With the onset of digital transformation now becoming a common topic among business owners and decision-makers, an underlying technology emerges as one of the few winners: cloud computing. With the power to equip enterprises with technologies and solutions that enable them to conduct their business wherever they are, cloud technology can help ensure productivity and efficiency across the board as we live in the new normal.

Leveraging cloud computing for business continuity

The Covid-19 pandemic has introduced new realities for enterprises. In industries where working from home seemed impossible, it has now become a reality as people adapt to government-imposed restrictions. This shift has been made possible thanks to the availability of cloud-enabled services that power most of the software we use today: from our emails, to our online storage providers, to our video conferencing apps that are now more popular than ever as the workforce goes remote. With a range of options and paths available to you, how can you best leverage the cloud for your business?

Unlimited Storage Space

One of the biggest advantages of cloud computing is the ability to allocate resources efficiently in order to meet demand. Many businesses today have made the shift to using digital tools to store and share their documents. In enterprise IT, storage is very crucial as this is where highly-sensitive data is stored. But without access to offices during the pandemic, how can businesses continue to operate efficiently without easy access to their own data?

The cloud offers a solution: bringing flexible and unlimited storage to businesses everywhere, where information can be stored and accessed from any location, including your home. Because storage is now made virtual and on-demand, this enables businesses to continue their operations without physical locations bogging them down.

Enhanced Workforce Productivity

The increased adoption of digital platforms and services during the pandemic has only shown the importance of digitization in a changed world. Most of these platforms are powered by the cloud, making it easy for employees and their management to maximize their productivity while working remotely.

For enterprises relying on customized products and software solutions to ensure workforce productivity, cloud computing offers an opportunity to enhance their current systems. Whether it’s through task management or employee engagement, migrating systems to the cloud and using its inherent solutions can pay off now and in the future as industries realize the value of flexible working options beyond the pandemic.

Better Security and Control

When it comes to keeping your business secure, the idea of migrating your systems to the cloud may seem like a risky approach: after all, if you can’t see where your data is stored, it could look like you may be putting your business resources at risk.

However, new and developing technologies have emerged to keep systems secure. Functions such as  Identity Access Management (IAM), Multifactor Authentication (MFA), and advanced encryption are made even more powerful through the cloud. With a deep understanding of the extent of what the cloud can do for your business, combined with these new and developing technologies, you can put your fears to rest, allowing your business to maximize gains from your cloud computing investments.

At Apper we see opportunities for every business to become innovative in these turbulent times. Through our Engage cloud consulting pillar, we empower business owners to cut the learning curve and discover how the cloud can help accelerate their digital transformation, and help them focus on their core business. Contact us today to learn more.

Mosselle Louise Cruz

Sales and Marketing

Mosselle is an experienced tech startup country launcher and marketing professional with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and Tech Startup industry. She has helped ASEAN tech brands expand to the Philippines since 2015. She has worked with FinTech and HRTech startups during their early phases, setting up groundwork for the local teams to drive growth and jumpstart operations.

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