It’s time to move on to cloud integration. A whole new ballgame for those who don’t deal with technology well. Let’s talk about cloud integration: what is it, why you need it, and how do you do it?
There are too many of us office workers who are still baffled by the notion of the Cloud. We see it as something intangible and difficult to comprehend. Just like the prospect of infinity, our brains are slowly adapting to the concept.
Now that we have the idea of the cloud pinpointed, it’s time to move on to cloud integration. A whole new ballgame for those who don’t deal with technology well.
Let’s talk about cloud integration: what is it, why you need it, and how do you do it?
What is Cloud Integration
Starting with the basics then, what exactly is cloud integration? This concept is the idea of integrating all of your cloud products or services or just multiple products or services that run through the cloud, into one place. Make sense? We didn’t think so. Let’s return to the cloud concept and give you a working example.
If you send an email, it goes off into the cloud because the cloud describes the information, we send out into the world to be processed elsewhere. So, the whole email system the office uses has to be cloud-based. Now, imagine your office decided to close down the data storage room and outsource it to another firm.
Now it goes through the cloud as well. Next, your office sets up a website, which is hosted (you guessed it) by another party/server in the cloud. Now you have three processes that run through the cloud and it’s starting to get messy. Multiply this by a thousand processes in large organizations and you start to see why we need to tidy up.
Cloud integration takes all those individual tasks and runs them through the same system. You get results quicker, it looks tidier, and the whole office is less confused. That’s why we need it. Of course, Cloud data integration tools have opened a world of new opportunities for organizations wanting to connect systems by being so versatile.
How You Can Use Cloud Integration?
If your workplace uses multiple cloud processes and it’s starting to feel overwhelming, then cloud integration tools help you to sort it all out. They can give you a single platform where all members of the team can log on to.
They can then start adding the different processes like different apps into the single platform. This allows for more control on a universal, company-wide level. Your processes work smoother, everyone can always find what they are looking for, and your company looks more organized from the outside in.
How to Integrate Cloud Computing?
To integrate cloud computing into your office, start by defining what you need the platform to do specifically. List your cloud uses and be prepared to offer staff training so that everyone can use the system. Start small, too. Don’t overwhelm your employees with a massive program kitted out with every service. Start by using the program for day-to-day tasks and grow from there.