I recently came upon this white paper from Docuware – Plan Your Move to Cloud Office Automation. There’s a lot to like in this white paper. This particular section caught my eye – particularly re organizations that are still “philosophically” resistant to the cloud – “Why cloud matters to you. And your customers.”
Reason 1 -- The “weight” of on-premises. Despite the commoditization of storage, on-premise scale is difficult to achieve. And enterprise software, typically consumed by licenses, is expensive to buy, install and integrate.
Reason 2 – The “lightness” of cloud. Benefits of cloud solutions include:
- employee “centricity” (anywhere, anytime, any device);
- cost structure -- the entire model of expense is flipped: lighter subscriptions to services can be categorized as operational expenses rather than capital expenditures.
- scalability and operational flexibility
- simplified maintenance
- rapid deployment
- security leverage by scale
The cloud content management gap is closing; we are approaching a tipping point. In a recent AIIM survey, 78% of organizations say that “if they were considering a new, replacement or consolidated ECM system,” hybrid cloud capabilities would be important. 18% say these capabilities would be “vital” and an additional 32% say they would be “very important.”
I’ve posted a copy of the free white paper HERE. Check it out.