Wireless communication has changed how companies conduct businesses. Companies can keep in touch with customers around the world and respond to inquiries and queries in real time. Companies are more empowered than ever before. Online transactions carried out through mobile devices have eliminated the risk of dealing with currencies. For a retail outlet for instance, customers can connect to their network wirelessly and transact businesses.
Internet connectivity has enabled employees to work from home from the comfort of their couch or while in transit. A remote telecommuter does not need to get into the office to present his report. With wireless communication, reports are sent to the office remotely using laptops and Smartphones.
Business transactions such as booking and reservation, advertising, file transfer among others can be done remotely and with ease. Through wireless communication, businesses and consumers can interact seamlessly thereby bettering customer service and returns.
Finally, wireless communication has enabled collaborative techniques. A business does not have to call for physical boardroom meetings. Members can just connect to the virtually through mobile devices. This saves time and eliminates additional costs.
Cloud computing provides many benefits. Businesses can change or add new products without the time or cost constraints. With the available on-demand cloud resources new configurations are easy to bed set up and used in hours and the cost depends on the amount of time used.
Transitions, mergers, and acquisitions can be realized without much resource. If the organization wishes to expand its niche as a result of acquisitions and mergers, cloud based services provides the required scalabilities.
Accessibility is enhanced where an organization can access its resources in the form of applications, data and processes anywhere, anytime without restrictions.
Capital cost associated with the setting of infrastructures to support businesses is eliminated. Likewise, new software licenses are significantly reduced since all applications are paid for as a service rather than hosted on-site.
Security is also enhanced. In case of man-made or natural disasters, resources held at the cloud are unaffected as compared to on-site application hosting.
Lorna Uden, F. H. J. B. P., 2012. 7th International Conference on Knowledge Management in Organizations: Service and Cloud Computing. s.l.:Springer.