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How should CIOs empower businesses with cloud servers

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Feb 12, 2019, 2:36 pm IST
Updated : Feb 12, 2019, 2:36 pm IST

CIOs can help the business organizations in adopting and deploying the Cloud Services easily to provide the business with a competitive edge.

The biggest challenge for an organization is maintaining the most advanced IT infrastructure while keeping an eye for the costs. (Photo: Pixabay)
 The biggest challenge for an organization is maintaining the most advanced IT infrastructure while keeping an eye for the costs. (Photo: Pixabay)

In the past several years, internet forces have reshaped the consumer market. The explosion of the self-sufficient, business-ready and tech-savvy workforce has transformed economies globally. New waves of the technology have swept into business space and have forced the business organisations to update their IT infrastructure and adopt the cloud services.

In forthcoming time, cloud services are slated to get stronger and faster than ever before. This will allow the introduction of new technologies at a rapid pace and further reshape the market. Because of the vast availability of options, consumers will become more demanding and a more flexible consumption mode will be required in the market. This is where CIOs will play an integral role in handling and managing the whole IT transformation within the business organisations.

Role of the Modern CIOs

In the past, CIOs were only responsible for organising the technological infrastructure of the business organisation. But at present CIOs are also accountable for finding innovative ways to use new technologies and aiming to boost the productivity of their business. CIOs are responsible for strategically deploying data and technology. They must identify how to implement AI at work so that employees and organisation all can grow simultaneously. Taking a broader business perspective, CIOs have become integral for the growth, establishment, and development of businesses, right from product/service design to end-consumer delivery. With increased responsibility and roles, CIOs also need to strengthen the business models with the latest technology.

Empowering the Business with Cloud Servers

The biggest challenge for an organisation is maintaining the most advanced IT infrastructure while keeping an eye for the costs. CIOs can help the business organisations in adopting and deploying the Cloud Services easily to provide the business with a competitive edge.

Advanced Approach: By deploying the cloud services in the organisation, a CIO can take the business on the advanced route of the development. Cloud services model allows the rapid introduction of the new technology with new features. By leveraging cloud services, business organisations can be hugely benefitted as it makes the deployment of new software tools easier and cloud servers also boost the uplinks and downlinks impacting the integration and upgradation of IT tools. Through big data analytics with cloud computing, a CIO does not only keep the business organisation in understanding the market demand but also provide an edge to stay ahead in the competition curve.

Cost-Cutting: A CIO can prevent the business organisation from overpaying for IT services and he can also save the maintenance fees of the software that has already been shelved by enabling the cloud services in the organisation. Setting up an in-house IT department requires lots of efforts and capital cost; In addition, it also requires operating expenses including maintenance fees.  Cloud services are provided by the cloud providers so business organisations don’t necessarily have to maintain an IT department which helps the business organisation in saving a fortune.

Improved Efficiency: By enabling the cloud services in the organisation, a CIO can improve the efficiency of the whole business organisation. With cloud services, employees get access to the data on the go. They become more connected to the customers which not only improves the efficiency but the productivity of the organisation as well. It has also accelerated the data management process in the organisation which saves time. According to Statista, the total size of the public cloud computing market has grown exponentially from 78.42 billion U.S. dollars in 2014 to 141.43 billion US dollars in 2018. This reflects upon the efficiency of cloud services that’s why business organisations are quickly adopting the technology to stay ahead in the game.

Better Security: Cyber-security has become quintessential for every business that has an online presence and leverages the internet for the operations. CIOs can improve data security in an organisation by adopting cloud services and strengthen the cyber-security systems. Security breaches such as data thefts and data breaches can be prevented through cloud services. In the case of data breaches, business organisations have to endure significant losses, so it becomes impeccable for them to have almost impenetrable data security. With advanced security checks, cloud services help the business organisation in keeping their data completely safe.

A CIO faces a lot of difficulties over their IT initiatives. By deploying the cloud technology in the business organisation effectively he can empower the business in an unprecedented manner as making a shift to the cloud services makes sense for the business organisations due to its efficiency and effectiveness. With the increasing role of CIOs in businesses, Cloud has also gained importance as an essential element for the foundation of modern business.

--Mr. Ankit Gupta, CEO, WeblinkIndia.net 

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