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 regarding 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, the 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 the 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
security leverage by scale
Reason 3 – Benefits of scale available to even the smallest players. Cloud services now enable even the smallest competitor to deliver a game-changing experience via massively scalable storage and computational firepower to crunch the largest sets of data, to provide the analytics to understand it, and the security to lock it all down.
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.
About John Mancini
John Mancini is the President of Content Results, LLC and the Past President of AIIM. He is a well-known author, speaker, and advisor on information management, digital transformation and intelligent automation. John is a frequent keynote speaker and author of more than 30 eBooks on a variety of topics. He can be found on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook as jmancini77.
Recent keynote topics include:
The Stairway to Digital Transformation
Navigating Disruptive Waters — 4 Things You Need to Know to Build Your Digital Transformation Strategy
Getting Ahead of the Digital Transformation Curve
Viewing Information Management Through a New Lens
Digital Disruption: 6 Strategies to Avoid Being “Blockbustered”
Keynote speaker and writer on AI, RPA, intelligent Information Management, Intelligent Automation and Digital Transformation.
Consensus-building with Boards to create strategic focus, action, and accountability.
Extensive public speaking and public relations work
Conversant and experienced in major technology issues and trends.
Expert on inbound and content marketing, particularly in an association environment and on the Hubspot platform.
John is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the College of William and Mary, and holds an M.A. in Public Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.