3 Surprising Ways Your Company Can Benefit from the Cloud

October 28, 2015

3:00 pm

On the most rudimentary level, you probably already know that your company can benefit in myriad ways from utilizing the cloud. Here at Tech.Co, we’ve surely published enough pieces to (hopefully) convince you by now that implementing cloud computing solutions in some way can greatly impact the potential success of your business. While we’ve laid out some of these positive effects before, there are a few other, surprising ways in which your company can benefit from the cloud.

Whether you’re just getting your mind wrapped around the idea of what the “cloud” actually is, have recently dipped your toes in its digital fluff, or already know the essential ins and outs of the cloud (you probably already know what a “hybrid cloud” entails), it’s likely that there’s one or a few hundred things you don’t yet know about what the cloud can offer you or your company. Luckily for you, Microsoft is inviting you to participate in its free, two-day-long Microsoft Cloud Roadshow in Dallas, TX, a technical training event aimed at IT professionals and developers, where you’ll learn something new about the cloud from the experts who build and run the cloud services across Office 365, Microsoft Azure, Windows 10, and others.

This article has been brought to you in partnership with Microsoft. Until the Microsoft Cloud Roadshow this upcoming November 2nd and 3rd, here are three (maybe) surprising ways in which your company can benefit from the cloud.

1. Improvements in Team Collaboration

Before the cloud, team collaboration was often left to more traditional methods of in-person team meetings, disorganized conference calls, and multiple strings of reply-all emails. In the age of cloud computing, companies and organizations can now benefit from several ways through which they can collaborate with others. From real-time messaging platforms like Slack to project management tools like Asana, the cloud has opened up more options for companies to approach team collaboration more efficiently and more effectively.

2. Increased Ease in Accounting

The cloud has also led to a rise in online accounting solutions that help companies to significantly reduce their efforts in processing all their financials. With cloud accounting tools like Wave, companies can gain immediate access to their updated financial information whenever and wherever they want. Plus, such cloud solutions are often protected by high, online security methods, which help to reduce the risk of fraud or embezzlement for companies.

3. Rise in Cloud Computing Careers

Apropos of the adoption of cloud computing solutions comes a corresponding increase in cloud computing careers. The benefit from this may not seem obvious at first, but considering the nearing necessity of certain cloud tools, the emergence of careers specializing in various aspects of the cloud can mean great things for any company that manages to recruit or train employees proficient in all-things-cloud. Not only will that establish your company as one at the forefront of nascent technologies, but it also gives you the opportunity to attract growing companies (companies already familiar with and using these cloud solutions) as potential partners or customers.

Attending the Microsoft Cloud Roadshow

At the event, those new and old to cloud computing will get access to free two days of technical training, where they’ll learn best practice and valuable insight from the experts who build and run cloud services for Office 365, Microsoft Azure, Windows 10, and others. In a keynote speech, general manager of cloud platform product marketing for Microsoft, Mike Schutz, will share his insights surrounding the strategy and messaging of Microsoft’s cloud platforms and productivity services. Attendees will get the opportunity to participate in many different sessions covering topics related to the cloud, including as security, Big Data, devops, collaboration, the Internet of Things, and many more.

The Microsoft Cloud Roadshow will take place in Dallas, TX on November 2-3, 2015. The event is completely free – all you have to do is register. All attendees to the roadshow will also be registered for a chance to win free tickets to next year’s Microsoft Ignite or Build 2016.

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Ronald Barba was the previous managing editor of Tech.Co. His primary story interests include industry trends, consumer-facing apps/products, the startup lifestyle, business ethics, diversity in tech, and what-is-this-bullsh*t things. Aside from writing about startups and entrepreneurship, Ronald is interested in 'Doctor Who', Murakami, 'The Mindy Project', and fried chicken. He is currently based in New York because he mistakenly studied philosophy in college and is now a "writer". Tweet @RonaldPBarba.

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