Adopting cloud can help businesses take advantage of change by being more nimble and responsive, notes Infor CloudSuite SVP Lisa Pope in a column headlined "How Cloud Powers Business Agility" in Cloud Computing Journal. Here are excerpts:
"While change definitely can bring unprecedented opportunity to drive topline revenue and improved efficiency, it can also bring obstruction and more challenges for core business operations and infrastructure if not dealt with properly.
"In order to be successful, change can no longer be a foe. Make it your friend. In order to reach that next level of success you need to not only be able to seize current market opportunities without hesitation, but also be able to execute well on them. One way to quickly addresses changes in a business — at any level — is cloud technology.
"Adopting cloud technology really allows organizations to spend less time and money managing IT, and more time focused on their real priority - growing and making the business more efficient. But how can it help businesses overcome change, be more nimble and responsive?
- Always on, wherever, whenever, service
- Supporting growth around the globe
- Investing in the new workforce
- Motivate innovation and productivity
- Streamline compliance needs