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How the Pandemic Has Demonstrated the Value of the Cloud

The current pandemic has drastically impacted how companies worldwide are functioning and how their employees are working. Through these unprecedented times, we have seen the importance of how technology can keep us connected for both business and personal reasons. While essential businesses continue to work through the kinks of operating during a pandemic, other organizations are deliberating on plans to re-open or transitioning their workforce to the “new normal”. Through this, billions of people worldwide are working remotely and pushing their IT infrastructure to the test.

An unexpected value in uncertain times

If there was ever a time in history that would demonstrate the value of cloud computing, it’s now. With the current restrictions placed on businesses, more companies are recognizing the value that cloud and virtual technology delivers. During this time of crisis, cloud computing has provided businesses the flexibility and scalability needed to quickly transition and support remote work for their employees with minimal issues.

The flexibility of the cloud enables a remote workforce by giving employees the ability to work from any device or operating system and by making critical business applications and data accessible from virtually anywhere in the world.

After implementing emergency work from home policies, many organizations experienced capacity bottlenecks that inhibited access to critical information and hindered employee productivity. In order to support a surge of remote workers in such a short amount of time, it’s critical that your core infrastructure and systems can handle the stress. The cloud offers the ability to scale your resources quickly and on-demand, so that in a pinch, you can acquire the bandwidth to accommodate 100% of your remote workforce.

Cloud-based tools have also helped businesses across the world achieve a productive virtual workplace throughout this crisis. Solutions like Microsoft Teams, OneDrive and SharePoint allow employees to communicate and collaborate via messaging, video conference, file share and more, helping a virtual work situation become efficient and sustainable across the entire organization.

Cloud-first business culture

Cloud providers have built their infrastructure to support flexibility and scalability to allow organizations to scale up and down during situations such as this pandemic.

If you haven't adopted a cloud or digital-first business culture, it's not too late to look at both the short-term and long-term value of moving some of your business operations to the cloud now. Immedion’s cloud engineers can work with you every step of the way to engineer a cloud solution to meet your exact needs – from bandwidth and compliance requirements to management preference. Get started on a custom cloud solution today.

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