At our recent annual Webforum company conference just outside Stockholm, Pelle Hjortblad (formerly CEO of Project Place and now on the Webforum Europe board) gave an introductory speech on Cloud Computing and the reasons companies move to the cloud. Here are some of the main points:
65% of respondents to an Information Survey said ” the ability to quickly meet business demands” was an important reason to move to cloud computing.
2. Disaster recovery
Cloud computing providers take care of most issues, and they do it faster. Aberdeen Group found that business which used the cloud were able to resolve issues in an average of 2.1 hours, nearly four times faster than businesses that didn’t use the cloud (8 hours).
3. Automatic software updates
In 2013, In Sweden, companies spent 18 working days per month managing on-site security alone.
4. Cap-Ex Free
Fast to deploy, minimal Project start-up costs and predictable ongoing operating expenses.
5. Increased collaboration
A survey by Frost & Sullivan found that companies which invested in collaboration technology had a 400% return on investment (ROI).
6. Work from anywhere
One study found that 42% of working adults would give up some of their salary if they could telecommute, and on average they would take a 6% pay cut.
7. Document Control
“73% of knowledge workers collaborate with people in different time zones and regions at least monthly”.
Some 800,000 laptops are lost each year in airports alone.
The cloud grants SMEs access to Enterprise-class technology.
10. Environmentally friendly
SMEs get the most benefit: for small companies, the cut the energy use and carbon emissions is likely to be 90%.
Webforum has been in cloud computing since 1997 and provides a complete web-based service for all types of projects and collaboration.
Webforum provides users with everything that supports a project available in one place: documents, files, project plans, discussions, time sheets, risks, reports etc. Webforum supports all project phases from planning to implementation and monitoring.
For more information see www.webforum.com