Emerging Technologies like machine learning, big data, artificial intelligence, IoT etc. have led to innovative ways of business processes. There is an urgent need for organisations to pivot their traditional business process to customise the needs of the modern consumer. Digital transformation is making the path towards this shift through big data and cloud computing storage.
Cloud computing deploys remote servers over a network providing functionality like storage, analytics, processing, security and so on. To enable digital disruption an organisation needs to revolutionize its business processes to leverage emerging technologies including big data analytics, internet of things (IoT), machine learning, chatbots, augmented reality etc. Leveraging emerging technologies requires storage, IT infrastructure and heavy computing power. Cloud computing provides custom storage suited to organisations to store their analytics and Big data silos. Cloud computing and big data have played a pivotal role to bring a new wave of Digital Transformation across industries. Here are the five ways cloud computing is assisting in digital transformation.
Big Data on Cloud Hosting
Cloud computing has been the enabler of digital transformation through flexible adaptability across industries. Big data when processed in the cloud save business enterprises from the hassle of investing in resources like infrastructure setup thus bringing agility and flexibility. Along with the flexibility to tailor to the requirements, cloud offers a scalable service model where organisations pay only for the resources they use, thus saving the capital expenditure of buying and managing IT infrastructure and enabling companies to effectively scale their resources based on their requirements.
Data Security and Rapid Prototyping
Along with agility, cost-effectiveness cloud storage of big data also ensures security. At the event when an organisation’s database is stored in-house there is an increased risk of losing critical information owing to unexpected system shutdown, data breaches, brute force attacks etc. When the data is hosted on the cloud, the organisation can easily create multiple backups which will be of assistance when there is any data loss. This is especially beneficial when organisations deal with big data with system failure chances significantly higher in case of big data analysis. Storing big data on cloud storage additionally brings rapid prototyping. For the success of digital transformation, an enterprise needs to continuously go through innovation and test, implement changing technologies. Cloud facilitates a platform for companies where they can test, build, and deploy applications without setting up a complex infrastructure. Thus throughout the transformation phase, business enterprises can experiment with multiple applications on different platforms for rapid prototyping.
Effective collaboration and Data Management
Digital transformation requires an organisation to adapt innovation and creativity and give up the old hierarchical chain of command. Big data and cloud computing ensure effective data management and thereby allow files to be accessed anytime and from anyplace. Cloud hosting gives business enterprises a greater command to control the level of authority of the user and facilitate optimal delegation. Overall effective data storage and analysis help business processes to create an atmosphere of collaboration and teamwork in the company.
Pillars of Digital Transformation
Digital transformation is an ongoing process in any organisation to integrate the latest technology for the maximum efficiency and competitiveness of existing workflows. The pillars of digital transformation i.e the cloud, DevOps and big data make it a possibility.
Over the years, cloud service providers have multiplied globally. Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure and IBM Cloud have traditionally been the main players in the cloud space. With stricter regulations to store information on the edge, organisations have increasingly been dependent on cloud storage. DevOps facilitates agile software delivery methodology thus emphasizing on small cross-functional teams of cloud automation engineers, to enable cloud infrastructure for any products or services and ensuring smooth running of them. As organisations, customers interact online multitudes of data is created which is both structured and unstructured. Big data as we call it is a gold mine that organisations need to decode to stay ahead in the competition.
If an organisation is planning to implement a digital transformation then it has to scale cloud hosting and decode big data embracing emerging technologies is the only path to stay ahead in the competition.