Written by Sarah J.
When it comes to technology, few innovations have transformed industries more than the cloud. Indeed, Flexera’s State of the Cloud report last year shared that 94% of organizations use some type of cloud model. After all, the cloud has a lot of benefits, from lowered costs to improved sustainability. Scaling is also much easier since most of the processes are shifted online.
Of course, every industry uses the cloud differently. Today, we’ll look at four industries that are expertly leveraging the cloud.
The cloud’s biggest use in healthcare lies in the industry’s utilization of the Internet-of-Things (IoT). Health devices such as wearables and hospital tools like ingestible sensors are only some examples of IoT endpoints. With the power to transmit data to the cloud, these devices have made procedures and diagnoses more efficient.
In fact, this year, IoT in healthcare has become more accessible than ever. Arduino has announced the release of Arduino IoT Cloud, an open-source electronics platform. Arduino schematics are easy designs to understand, allowing those with minimal programming knowledge to create truly impressive digital innovations. This rules-driven platform has been used to produce vitals monitors, personal assistants, Parkinson spoons, and other healthcare tools. With the Arduino IoT Cloud, all connected IoT devices can be built and managed on one cloud platform.
Law firms and legal professionals face very unique challenges. Frequently changing workloads along with security and data privacy requirements, create large amounts of data and a workflow that can be made easier with the right types of IT and infrastructure solutions.
Furthermore, in our post ‘A Due Diligence Checklist for Legal Professionals’, we discussed the security considerations for a law firm’s data and applications. Data on the cloud is always encrypted, making it difficult for malicious entities to access the files. Plus, multiple backups in the data center provide an added layer of protection against a disaster or data loss.
From finance apps to cloud-based accounting software, the finance industry has been making full use of the technology for years. Banks are avid users of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) model to deploy, test, and run applications, including credit risk simulations. In years past, risk analysts would take a couple of hours to provide accurate results, but cloud infrastructure can now produce one in 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, accounting SaaS solutions, like Zoho Books, allows businesses to manage their money in a single hub. Even everyday consumers have access to advanced cloud finance apps like Xoom for money transfers as well as Check to track and pay bills with.
The insurance process is made up of manual procedures that can cause multiple bottlenecks, such as policy administration, underwriting, and claims processing. But with hosted software solutions, insurers can leave all the menial processes to the platform.
For example, Trov’s digital solutions platform has allowed policyholders to store their items in a digital locker, including the details and coverage of their policies. Customers can then access their documents whenever they need to make an insurance claim. Other cloud insurance companies like FitSense, The Insurer Cloud, and Versicherix have similar solutions. The cloud is enabling faster processes and more security for providers while giving policyholders more control over their claims.
When deployed and managed correctly, cloud infrastructure is an asset to every industry. If your business hasn’t yet migrated to the cloud, contact us today to learn how we can help you optimize your IT infrastructure for cost, performance, and security.
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