BAB Member Avante’s Chief Innovation Officer Sheraz Bhatti writes about the advantages for businesses embracing cloud technology.
It’s fair to say that we live in interesting times. The political and social landscape across the globe has, and will continue to, change. The most significant change here in the UK is the daily front-pager – Brexit.
As much as Brexit is an issue that divides many and provides fellow members and organisations with rising uncertainty and doubt, we firmly believe that greater leverage of emerging technologies and the pulling force of collaboration that is the Internet is the answer to uninterrupted function; regardless of the outcome of the deal reached between the United Kingdom and European Union
Due to the history and significance of this relationship, and the sheer volume of trade and lives that depend upon it, businesses must ensure the sharing of information remains as close to ‘business as normal’ during these times of increased uncertainty.
While it is likely to take years, perhaps longer, to sort out the complex range of issues including free movement of people, goods and services, along with the increased pressure on financial markets, there are things that businesses can do today. For many, this starts with embracing new technologies.
During these uncertain times, those organisations who have already successfully integrated cloud technologies into their operations, will have a head start over the competition.
The flexibility offered by cloud computing allows businesses to be ‘de-shackled’ from their physical location and the use of localised data silos, instead providing them with the freedom to move physical offices, countries and continents with relative ease, all without impacting their operations. This has, not unexpectedly, appealed to many of our current customers.
Through the utilisation of clever cloud technologies, organisations will have the ability to mobilise staff, and in turn their skills, more easily than ever before.
Technology has played an enormous role in how we as a society live, love, socialise and consume information and this has, in turn, evolved and moulded our own expectations and values.
Now is the time for business leaders and thinkers to leverage the opportunities available from these technological changes. Making the right choices today will enable businesses to drive change in their organisation, rather than react to it, and consequently it is those businesses who will stay ahead of the pack.