Why Cloud Computing is Vital for Firms in Enabling WFH
Why cloud computing is vital for companies? Cloud is the on-demand availability of computer system resources, data storage, and computing power that is based on the internet. It enables the company to access software on the internet as a service at any time and from anywhere. Due to the work-from-home system that is implemented by the government, many companies have to settle for the new adjustments which require some modifications. Although working remotely may rise many challenges, by using cloud you can have access to your data from anywhere and optimize your business from home.
Many companies spend large amounts of money on developing their software system, but by using the cloud, it takes less time and cost to make it happens. To delve more about cloud computing, CoHive held an insightful discussion through CoLearn Online, titled “Facing Pandemic: Optimizing IT Operations in Uncertain Times.” Inviting Dolly Indra as the General Managers of Zettagrid Indonesia, the dialogue moderated by Indah Rahdiani (Event Management Senior Associate CoHive).
- Transparency cost
Investing and establishing software is very expensive. According to Dolly, transparency cost often failed to happen when it comes to technology and information investments, especially on-premise software (software that is installed and run conventionally on a company’s computer in a particular location). However, it does not occur in cloud computing because the costs required are not in the form of license fees, but subscription fees. Besides, the existence of a cloud computing system allows companies to reduce the cost needed for the computer infrastructure
One of the significant benefits of cloud computing is flexibility. This service includes the period of subscription, the size of data storage, and the kind of application needed. It also gives the companies and their employees the mobility to work from any location. The file-sharing features on the cloud also allow them to develop and send the data faster and easier. For this matter, Dolly explained that cloud computing with on-premise software is superior from various sides. One of them is the unnecessary process of device shipment because everything can be done via the internet.
3. Good security system
According to Dolly, before choosing the cloud provider, the customers need to conduct thorough research regarding the security system. This research is essential to do as the customer has the right to make policy requests about the security system. Also, it’s necessary to know that storing the data on the cloud is safer than do it on physical servers. However, by storing the data on the cloud, the customers allowed to delete or move any confidential information remotely.
Moreover, Dolly gave an example from his clients at Zettagrid. Due to WFH, it has become an issue to access some confidential data of the company; however since they use cloud computing, it’s no longer a problem. To tackle this issue, this company then applied one of the services offered by cloud computing, the “disaster recovery protection”. This protection service allows customers to access the information even during an unexpected situation. This service has allowed the company to run their business even during the global pandemic.
Working from home has become a trend, but it has to be supported by the right technology. Therefore, cloud computing is here to become the solution to many companies that are still hanging upon the hardware system. By using the cloud, the deployment of software activation process will be faster, it will be easier to get additional revenue as the investment cost is rather low, and there’s a low level of risk. Furthermore, this is the right time to think ahead and choose the right technology for your company.