The needs of a modern business have evolved over the years, and more recently the workplace has been redefined once again. Cloud services have become a catalyst for change and an important foundation for businesses that have adopted a new approach to the office and location of their employees, allowing them to remain productive and collaborative wherever they are working from.
There are many advantages afforded by cloud computing, with Dell reporting that companies that choose to invest in cloud services and infrastructure see a 53% faster revenue growth than their competitors. This is likely down to the fact that they can operate in a more efficient, collaborative and agile way, allowing them to provide a better service to customers and ultimately, increase profits.
Cloud services refer to the broad range of services that can be accessed via a cloud server, rather than a server located onsite, on your business premises. This gives your entire company access to web-based email, secure data storage and backup and SaaS applications including the Microsoft Office 365 suite that includes file storage and workflows from SharePoint, powerful analytics from PowerBI, instant communication and collaboration with Teams and online versions of popular Microsoft applications like Word, Excel and PowerPoint.