Many organizations are moving to cloud-based systems from enterprise meeting management software to resource booking. These cloud-based applications allow access through the web instead of downloading them to the computers. www.forbes.com reports that companies prefer solutions based on the cloud as it has a lot of advantages over downloading and installing software. Why are the companies moving to cloud? Before knowing the benefits of cloud-based solutions. Let us learn:
What is Cloud Management and Resource Booking?
Earlier software had to be downloaded either to the company server or to your personal computer to use those applications. But that is now redundant, these days you can do things online and not only save time but also use hardware resources on your laptop. Cloud-based solutions allow you to access these applications online via the web.
Resource booking means that you can reserve access to resources through solutions which provides a list of resources. These applications manage access to such resources in a way there are no two bookings for the same item. These solutions are cloud-based and hence can be accessed online to handle the bookings
Advantages of cloud-based meetings and resource bookings:
Adaptability: If your business is small but expanding, resource booking is the best for yours. Apart from that cloud-based meeting offers the flexibility to grow as per demand. Especially for a business with demands which fluctuate, it is simple to scale up and down the resources based on the demand. Hence the office space is used more efficiently and in a flexible manner.
Secured data: The data stored in the cloud will be able to access anytime and anywhere. You can access or delete data remotely even if you have lost your phone or laptop. Your data is secure, and your sensitive information is safe, and the data cannot be stolen.
Enhanced collaboration: Employees can access information anytime, anywhere as it is cloud-based and hence can be accessed online. The resources can be booked online, and you get real-time updates which help in collaborating with each other better. The resources can be reserved in the office or at home and can be done on the go; the only criteria are that you should have an internet connection.
Easy setup: The cloud-based solutions require minimal configuration and very easy to use provided you have an internet connection and compatible browser. Compared to traditional solutions, cloud-based ones have no installation or download needed. All the solutions for virtual meetings are on servers that are off-site. The updates and upgrades are all handled by vendors, and thus your tech support team will have time to focus on other maintenance activities instead of spending time on upgrades.
Cost effective: Cloud-based applications are not only time saving but also cost-effective. These solutions will require very minimal hardware resources and hence helps you cut costs. Moreover, through resource booking, you can arrange for equipment as per demand, and thus there is a cut in expenditure, apart from entirely removing the travel expenses involved in physical meetings.