So many businesses have already converted to working from home operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing restrictions in place for most countries. We observed a new global trend take place early on in 2020 for organizations of small and large sizes, regardless of the business type and function.
What was the trend like before the pandemic?
Many companies had already adopted remote working partially prior to the global pandemic. However, most of the ones that shifted their operations had zero or almost no experience with this working culture before the imposed global restrictions. This made it harder for them to adopt a new routine so quickly and to start running their critical activities seamlessly further away from the office space and their PCs.
After the onset of COVID-19
Lockdowns all around the world set a revolution in the cloud computing space due to the high demand in the services offered for remote workers and their companies. The need for flexible and scalable IT services was unprecedented and we see it continuing to grow for many more years to come.
How did companies utilize the cloud in their favour?
Cloud workstations have become known to many businesses initially as the only route to survival in the limiting circumstances posed by local authorities. Eventually though, a lot of these companies have reportedly discovered multiple added benefits about what the cloud had to offer to its subscribed customers. Organizations were quickly starting to make use of the great flexibility and reliability in the services hosted in the cloud for all of their end-users. This undoubtedly boosted the confidence in the IT services by many organizations which were previously reluctant to make the move or were too afraid to make the decision to migrate their sensitive data to outside servers.
Better overall productivity
Not only did the flexibility of businesses increase as they chose to move to the cloud, but the productivity of their employees was boosted immensely in the short space of time after the conversion. We saw many clients come back to us with valuable feedback about increasing their employee performance indicators and employee satisfaction only after a couple of months of utilizing our cloud services. Just like any other new technology, the cloud was feared upon initially by many because of the many false beliefs and the stigma populating the media in the past. Nowadays, thanks to the cloud, the livelihood of hundreds of thousands of businesses was saved and they continued to thrive with unprecedented rates.
How did businesses achieve access through the cloud?
Along with discovering the many advantages of using cloud-hosted services and increasing their flexibility and productivity, companies made use of some new functions, thanks to the cloud. All of a sudden, businesses could start to hire employees from all around the world and practically expand their operations overseas by finding the right talent for their needs. This boosted the portfolio of many organizations and helped them expand through focusing on the recruitment processes and their human resources.
More free time
After companies chose the cloud, they freed up a lot of time from their IT teams troubleshooting maintenance issues internally. Outsourced cloud services offered free support and repair as part of the subscription, which made directors restructure their operations into another direction, while boosting their teams’ productivity.
Better than their competitors
We could definitely see a lot of companies, which moved to the cloud soon after the start of the pandemic, outstrip their competitors with their key performance indicators. These businesses could guarantee to their clients fast operation and zero downtime of their functions despite the changing environment. This boosted the confidence and the client satisfaction for many cloud customers in the short space of time they started with using our IT services.
All in all, we can say from experience that businesses which are utilizing the cloud are not considering moving back to traditional IT environments and on-premise technology. The success for all of them was evident in performance statistics showing much better productivity and flexibility with using our cloud services from the start of the global pandemic, up until today.