It’s no secret that organizations looking to remain competitive in a fast-changing digital marketplace view on-premise solutions as clunky, outdated, and antiquated. The reality is that cloud solutions are now viewed as essential for driving digital transformation across an enterprise.
What is less obvious are some of the intrinsic benefits cloud solutions bring to workplace collaboration. Not only are cloud solutions secure and stable, but they also offer numerous features and capabilities that are fundamentally reshaping how employees get work done and interact with one another. These capabilities are helping to drive a seamless customer experience, what Bret Taylor, Salesforce chief product officer, called the fourth industrial revolution at Salesforce Connections this week.
Here are three reasons that cloud collaboration is a key component for achieving digital transformation.
Cloud data providers excel in organizing and indexing data.
Organizations that maintain their data on network servers inevitably create less-than-optimal archiving protocols. They may let individuals choose filenames that aren’t logical or that others struggle to subsequently discover. They may create non-intuitive organizational structures and suboptimal version-control safeguards. They may not allow users to run keyword searches on file metadata. And they may not provide simple ways to share files with non-employees outside the network.
No matter how much time your company’s IT team spends to improve file management, there’s little chance your company can design anything as sophisticated and powerful as what third-party cloud data providers have already built.