Among the numerous challenges the pandemic brought to companies all around the world, adopting remote and hybrid work has quickly become a top priority. However, enterprises who increasingly lean on cloud adoption and cloud services can experience many benefits besides creating a hybrid work environment.
How does cloud adoption help businesses?
When the global workforce works from home, cloud productivity tools such as Microsoft Teams and Azure Virtual Desktop are indispensable to collaboration and operations.
With the increased popularity of flexible workstyle, the risk of data loss and cyberattacks shifted. Organizations can experience that cloud providers can deliver in-depth, multi-layered security that protects data even outside of traditional network boundaries.
The flexible nature of the cloud enabled organizations to scale up and down, while built-in resilience and redundancy ensured that systems are available to serve customers, manage data, and empower employees.
When consumer activity shifted online, highly scalable cloud infrastructure helped companies avoid lost revenue and meet the surge in demand.
Never was the idea of paying for what you consumed more important than in the face of significant revenue loss and uncertain cash flows. The ability of cloud to flip CAPEX to OPEX continued to be a key cost optimization strategy for many organizations.
During a time of crisis, an organization’s ability to operationalize new ideas was more important than ever. The cloud enabled rapid experimentation at low cost, and put profitable services into production faster than ever.
When planning for the future, organizations need to evaluate how to maximize the value of existing and future cloud investment and approach cloud adoption as a business growth accelerator supporting them in the long term. Find out more about cloud migration and modernization with Microsoft Azure ebook can be download from here.