We know that changes are difficult in general and, for companies, even more so because their income depends on the business running smoothly.
When we think about changing something in the company, all the inconveniences that we believe will entail comes to mind, such as costs, investment or adaptation of employees among others.
We rarely think of the benefits, or do not value them as much as we should, and the risks of not making the change.
When we talk about the possibility of changing our internal tools for the use of cloud systems with which to manage our company in a comfortable, fast and flexible way, we should also think about the risks of delaying the implementation of such systems, since we know sooner or later we must make the change.
Risks in the company for not using cloud systems
1. Lack of security or planning for possible data loss
The chances of a disaster occurring in our office such as a fire or flood may be low but it is our duty to think what can happen and how to deal with them.
Most companies have backup copies of their databases but, normally, this is only part of all the information that companies and their employees handle at work.
Working with cloud applications provides effective security for businesses. The data is usually stored in more than one place to avoid any loss and the maintenance and updating of the systems is daily.
Having this type of security managed and controlled directly by a company implies a cost that most businesses cannot afford.
2. Low or no flexibility for employees
When using systems in the cloud, total flexibility is provided to the company and its employees, being able to access their data from anywhere with any device that has an Internet connection.
This makes it possible to reconcile work life with staff in a more real way, in addition to achieving greater productivity by allowing employees to collaborate in different activities more efficiently.
The company becomes much more competitive and its employees tend to show higher levels of satisfaction.
3. Hardware associated costs
Maintaining and updating all the computers and desktop programs used by each employee carries a great associated cost. Normally we have to manage support and maintenance contracts, hardware and software updates or personnel costs, can just be the start.
By moving the management of the company to a cloud system there is a significant reduction in costs, which will cause savings that we can use in other areas of the business and make more productive use of our resources.
4. Lack of market competitiveness
In the current world in which we live, in which we are always “connected”, it is essential to be able to respond quickly to any changing situation that may occur in our environment.
We can all notice the ease with which new companies arise in the markets, one of the main reasons being the ease with which cloud technologies help them implement systems capable of managing any type of business in a simple and very fast way.
This makes competitors in our sector appear almost without realizing it and, in addition, they become very competitive in a very short time. The ability of the cloud to help these new companies in their growth is something we should not ignore.