Businesses across both the globe and different industrial sectors are moving to the enterprise cloud. In fact, the cloud is perhaps the only platform that organizations as varied as healthcare providers and independent contractors could benefit from. That is because the features the cloud offers – including huge storage space, mobile computing, and an easy platform for information exchange – are applicable to any kind of organization. This broad applicability makes the cloud the first place all forward-thinking businesses should look – if they haven’t migrated already.

Preparing for the future of business computing
According to a recent article in The Guardian, the enterprise cloud is not only a storage space – it is also a place to better equip businesses to function in the future. The article gave as an example the logistics company Transics, whose job it is to ensure that trucks reach their destination without glitches. Because Transics relies on the cloud to operate its business, it is able to carry out its operations in real time since it is unencumbered by the delays of an on-site storage space. Being on the cloud also allows Transics to offer its services at lower prices to customers. That is because, for Transics, the cloud is cheaper than a physical storage space would be. Not having to pay as much for its own IT infrastructure, the company is then able to offer far more competitive rates to its clientele.

The Guardian article reported that the enterprise cloud is particularly attractive to startups, since it allows them to create the same IT setup as a bigger corporation, but at a fraction of the cost. The sophistication and ease of use inherent in the enterprise cloud means that smaller and newer businesses have more power to compete against bigger rivals and not have to worry about lacking the infrastructure to face such a challenge. Given this advantage, it is easy to see why the cloud holds appeal for all businesses, regardless of size.

Netflix: futurizing operations with the cloud
When it comes to harnessing the cloud to push business into the future, few do it better than Netflix. Since migrating to the cloud, the streaming giant has seen a massive rise in business, with nearly $4.8 billion in 2013, according to Businessweek. And now Netflix is making further inroads in cloud operations by pursuing a “deep learning” Artificial Intelligence program that will behave like a reasoning human being in helping users tackle problems, Fudzilla reported.