Without diving too deeply into clichés, we have to admit that the term ‘cloud technology’ invokes a sense of mystery, drawing upon futuristic reference points to craft something equally poignant and intriguing. At Algo Communication Products Ltd., we fully embrace and endorse the benefits of cloud technology not only as a result of its ethereal name, but also because it is paving the road to success for enterprises all across Canada. Recent analyses have shown that, by 2020, 78% of small to medium sized businesses will have fully adopted cloud technology. Throughout the history of this blog, we have covered the benefits of such a transition a number of times, and have been quick to recommend its features to our clients. Cloud technology is phenomenal for a myriad of reasons, with one of the chief explanations for its continuous relevance revolving around the fact that it eases the interaction of once disparate communication channels. By bringing various mediums together into one platform, businesses can expect to see massive increases in productivity and efficiency, and can also work towards improving their capacity to provide great customer service.
As with everything in the world of communications technology, there is a catch. The transition towards using a cloud-based system is by no means an easy one. Many businesses face hiccups throughout this conversion in the form of hefty IT costs and the need to constantly re-configure the system in order to face security challenges. In most cases there will be a phase where there is an increase in complex application environments, which in turn spurns the need for increased scalability. The bottom line is that these things ultimately cost time and money. With IT costs increasing year by year, this adaptation process may not always be a viable scenario for many enterprises to deal with. However, as cloud technology continues to spread throughout the world of businesses, so too does the need to conform to its demands.
Finding a balance between purchasing and cultivating IT tools and technology is not always an easy process, but it is a vital component of the adoption of cloud tech that our communication experts have become accustomed to. From our experience, businesses that successfully integrate these systems within their existing infrastructures benefit from predictable expense models, real-time monitoring systems, and a heightened dimension of scalability that allows them to stand out from their competitors.
One of the products that we have found to be undeniably useful in transitioning to the hybrid cloud quickly and cost effectively is created by one of our partners, Avaya. Their Avaya IP Office platform is a powerful, multi-faceted system that has assisted countless enterprises in their movement from hardware and cloud deployments into the hybrid cloud. Using IP Office, all communication and collaboration solutions become united onto one universal and accessible platform. This system has been tested in a number of different companies ranging from tech-based businesses to consumer facing hotel chains, and has yielded positive results time and time again. Not only does the platform address any and all security concerns, it also operates on a common code base, omitting the need to re-train staff members or IT professionals. It contains various state-of-the-art features including round-the-clock monitoring and centralized management programs. Algo not only supports and endorses this product, but are more than happy to share its benefits with our clients. If you are looking to move your enterprise into the future, give us a call, we’d love to discuss cloud tech’s benefits.