Cloud Computing: Empowering Businesses in Covid- 19
Blog: NASSCOM Official Blog
The Covid-19 (coronavirus) contagion has led to a worldwide lockdown putting the governments in an emergency mode. With the total number of positive cases across the globe surpassing the 8.5 million mark, social distancing seems to be the only effective strategy at the moment to contain the virus. As a result, businesses- big or small, are facing challenges and are finding it difficult to adapt to this new challenge of remote working. In these trying times, a great business leader is one who efficiently faces the crisis by following the business compliance along with ensuring the safety of the workforce.
Cloud Computing- The Need of the Hour
While many organizations are finding it difficult to run smoothly, the companies who opted for cloud computing infrastructure are functioning well. Going for cloud services eliminates the inconvenience of remote working as you may communicate, collaborate, and monitor all your work while helping your employees stay safe in the confinement of their homes.
Thus, even in this hour of an emergency-like situation, you can continue to manage your business and workforce effectively. Here are some other ways in which cloud computing can help in managing your business during Covid19 scenario:
Empowering Remote Workforce to Stay Connected
There have been surges in using virtual meeting or video conferencing tools at a rate the world has never witnessed before. This results in a spike in bandwidth consumption where cloud computing comes to the rescue as it is much easier to handle unexpected spikes in demand as you don’t have to struggle to find new servers.
Providing Universal Accessibility
With cloud computing, you may track or view your organizational data anytime and anywhere without any hassles. You may also view real-time data and select who can have access to it. Therefore, in this current situation, cloud computing enables you to access and keep a tab on everything as you and your employees are home bound for days to come.
Assisting Hassle-free Data Backup and Storage
In industries such as healthcare where data serve as the primary asset today, storage and management of data is cost-prohibitive; hence, increasing the additional expenditures related to the requirement of expensive servers. In such cases, cloud computing assists in hassle-free data storage and backup because of its scalability. Cloud also enables you to scale back during lesser busy days.
The Final Word
Disasters and emergencies may hit the entire globe or a nation anytime. Hence, there is a need to be future-ready at all times to continue your business activities with no disruption. If you have not availed cloud services, it’s high time to act fast and go ahead with the technology of the hour.
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