Why You Should Spend More Time Thinking About Cloud Integration


The cloud allows you to access information through various devices over the internet. It allows you to install and access business files anywhere, anytime without hassle. It improves the efficiency of your business processes. As a physical location that stores IT resources, it allows real-time information exchange and promotes agility. To maximize the use of the cloud, you need to consider cloud integration to share data over the cloud.

Cloud integration is popular in businesses that implement SaaS model, where maintenance and implementation is outsourced to third party providers. Cloud integration offers multiple advantages over traditional methods of data exchange. Here are a few of the reasons why you should spend more time thinking about cloud integration.

  1. The cloud syncs all applications so you and your trading partners fetch the most recent information. Changes made by every user reflect on the application of others almost instantaneously.
  2. Every employee has his/her own username and password to verify themselves and gain access to the cloud. Information cannot be modified by anyone who does not have access since a set of protocols need to be followed.
  3. Cloud integration makes various resources highly available to end users. It improves the efficiency of the infrastructure of your business. It has no limitations on mobility.
  4. It automates all processes to improve the accuracy of various operations. It facilitates system to system automation and improves the efficiency of data exchange.
  5. It allows you to downgrade or upgrade your business requirements and helps your business to maintain the cost of your operations.
  6. Cloud integration lines up the aspects of a business and projects a clear vision of various entities in the workforce.

It is responsible to use cloud integration to administrate multiple IT resources. It serves as a deciding factor for you to integrate your applications to the cloud. With today’s global commerce, the cloud allows you to collaborate and exchange information with your growing ecosystem of partners, suppliers and customers.

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Charlie Alsmiller

Throughout his career, Charlie Alsmiller has focused on customer problems in difficult industries such as Energy and Telecommunications. Prior to starting Appterra in 2005, Alsmiller was VP of Global Operations for Allegro Development, a leading provider of software for the energy sector. He has also served as president of OmniSpace Technologies, a leading SaaS provider that he founded in 1999. He spent over 10 years in the consulting world with Price Waterhouse and Deloitte Consulting, where he participated in a wide variety of projects for very high profile clients. Mr. Alsmiller holds a BBA from Baylor University in Management and Information Systems and a MBA from the University of Dallas in International Business. Specialties: Technology ventures, Enterprise Software, Contract Negotiation, International Operations, Private Equity, Product Management, Strategic Alliances, Software Implementation, Software Development

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