14 Nov Improve Manufacturing Business Operations with Cloud Adoption
One of the ways manufacturing companies can find their way into the 4th Industrial Revolution is through the cloud. That may sound like a fantasy, but cloud-based solutions, like Salesforce, are the way of the future. In fact, cloud-based manufacturing business operations allow companies to be more efficient and productive.
How data centres have transformed business operations
According to a report on the future of data centres by CBInsights, there will be over 170 zettabytes of data in 2025, a tremendous increase from the amount of data we process today. In order to cope with the mass of information, the report also suggests that data centres will play a vital role in the “ingestion, computation, storage, and management of information.”
The way we process data is changing. Businesses are utilising the power of data in communications and in the last few years have really recognised the benefits of migrating information to the cloud and cloud computing.
The adoption of data is largely fuelled by digital transformation and the increase in digital services. As a society we consume more information and data than ever before – anyone that uses an app on their mobile phone or communicates through emails in business is also using cloud services, and there’s no doubt our data is increasingly shared between different platforms.
This has been fuelled by advancements in technology, and although cloud computing has been around since the early adoption of the internet, only in recent years has it become a household term for businesses.
Adoption to the cloud
According to CBInsights, the global data centre construction market could be worth up to $57B by 2025.
Kirsty Barnes, Partner at Gowling WLG believes that the cost associated with the traditional data storage for a business can become prohibitively expensive.
“Data centres are incredibly popular as businesses recognise that it’s easier and more cost effective to outsource data centre and deliverables. We’re seeing so much more investment into the data centre spectrum.
“Investors see data centres as an investment opportunity and business see it as way to streamline their business efforts.”
And it’s clear why. Businesses face a constant stream of new challenges, many of which require changing business models to hyper-efficient, digitally driven concepts that is fuelled by data and new technologies such as AI and machine learning. A focus one creating IT-enabled productivity can not only reduce costs but the application of technologies can drive higher customer engagement and new streams of income.
There are several advantages of migrating to the cloud and using data centres instead of running the process in-house. One is limited space in storing computer servers – storage can be difficult in limited office spaces and maintaining the security of the servers would require high risk and liability for a team member. And of the course the distribution of power and heat, as cooling is key for large data centres and can be difficult within an office space.
Another key factor is deliverability and connectivity. Having everything internally means huge investments for the amount of kit required when there are experts who can handle the data professionally rather than hiring a new employee and training them to ensure the data is kept safe and secure.
Another key benefit it is ease of connectivity with clients, which most companies are doing through the internet and streaming data centres.
Streamline Manufacturing Business Operations
Cloud-based solutions enable manufacturing companies to work quickly and be agile. Step into the 4th Industrial Revolution with innovative cloud-based solutions to improve your manufacturing business operations. Learn more about how Nubik can help today.