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Why Cloud Computing is Necessary in the Present Days Workforce

Join the cloud. Business stakeholders now realize that cloud is the basically what is needed to breach the technology gap among workers used to simple, instant access.
A recent survey carried out by KPMG on 500 executives, 42% of which agreed that the enrollment of a flexible and mobile workforce is a major promoter of cloud. This is nearly the 45% that envisaged this benefit in 2012. The survey also pointed out that executives expect cloud to help boost the productivity of employees (54%) and a significant increase in employee satisfaction. The survey was carried out by KPMG together with Forbes Insights.
So, how did cloud achieve the feat of being the major booster of employee productivity in barely two years?
Two factors are likely at play here. The first, cloud computing is growing. Few years back, it was still at the trial stage, and the only way to make it appeal to the top management was to highlight the cost-saving part. The second factor here is the economy. In the US today, the economy is way better than what it was 2 years back. Back then, the doldrums and its after effects clouded over everything. Saving cost and highlighting very high value was the most essential metric to be evaluated.
With the economy presently moving well, the issue is no longer cutting but discovering professionals who can deliver enterprises to digital bliss. The struggle between businesses to fill data-intensive jobs and technology-intensive roles with other roles is brewing hot. Valuable workers stuck with using decrepit, legacy applications to work may move to organizations where the technology is advanced and easier to use.
Other things are involved as well. Thirty seven percent of the five hundred and ninety-nine executives involved in the KPMG survey were discovered to be employing cloud to enhance interaction with clients, business partners and suppliers. The research highlighted the retail sector as one that embraces cloud technology well.
The key benefits of cloud usage to businesses include, improve performance in business (73%), reduction in cost (73%), and improved service automation (72%). The risk aspect of cloud remains unchanged, with data loss of 53% and risk related with privacy as clouds major challenge. According to the author, the good part is that although security of data is still a major concern, it’s no longer as widespread as before.
Although respondent still attest to persistent security concerns, when compared to the 2012 study shows a huge reduction in the number of executives (78) that described intellectual property theft as an issue (presently reduced to 50%), while the 83% that identified data loss and the risk of privacy as a challenge (also declined to 53%).
Reiterating the study, this shows that security is no longer as challenging as it uses to be and cloud adopters may believe they are more ready to safeguard their data, and handle data breaches when they happen.