The Economist wrote in 2008 that “the rise of the cloud will transform the information technology (IT) industry, but it will also profoundly change the way people work and companies operate.” And their prediction was correct.
Businesses are currently undergoing a digital transformation, described as the profound and accelerating transformation of business activities, processes and models to fully leverage the changes and opportunities of digital technologies (namely, “the cloud”). This transformation stems from a need for scalability, compliance, reliability and security, in the age of technology–and the cloud delivers.
A key pillar of cloud technology is the ability for teams to collaborate outside of the office, in a way that is safe and secure. Cloud platforms, such as Microsoft Office 365, allow access to stored documents anytime and from anywhere, and teams can also easily share calendars, edit files, and easily communicate and conference via apps, such as Skype. Furthermore, working in the cloud doesn’t tether businesses to a location and allows them to scale, in a cost-effective and efficient manner.
But is this desire to adopt modern, innovative technologies to enhance and improve business functions new? Check out this history of changes in computer thinking to find out.
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