The vertical cloud at the service of innovation, efficiency and growth within companies

When it comes to deploying a cloud project, IT departments must take into account, in addition to business needs, those more specific to their market.

Unsurprisingly, cloud adoption will accelerate and become ubiquitous in 2022, paving the way for the use of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, digital twins and virtual reality. Therefore, when it comes to deploying a cloud project, IT departments will take into account, in addition to business needs, those more specific to their market. Indeed, it is impossible to take full advantage of the benefits of the cloud if we do not take into account the particularities of the sector and future developments. Otherwise, the projects deployed, however innovative they may be, will not enable them to gain in efficiency and even less to optimize their growth.

Financial services

Financial institutions, especially banks and traditional insurance companies, have long been plagued by many challenges. Indeed, a complex IT infrastructure of a bygone era and structures organized in silos have been obstacles to the achievement of a lasting digital transformation. This sector governed by very strict regulations and extremely sensitive security issues must therefore adopt an ad-hoc cloud strategy to renew itself in the face of ever-increasing competition from FinTechs.

It’s not about rushing headlong into cloud adoption, but rather a thoughtful approach that will allow them to challenge these extremely agile structures. Indeed, they need to gain in competitiveness, refine customer analyzes while guaranteeing the levels of regulatory compliance and security required by the sector. The cloud is able to support these efforts provided certain prerequisites are met.

Similarly, it is more than likely that for financial institutions, the next step will be the deployment of artificial intelligence, which seems to be one of the emerging technologies on which they rely the most. This is also the reason why the verticalization of technologies, including the cloud, is vital.

Telecommunications

Telecommunications are in the same boat with other issues. In two years, the way of working has radically changed and the hybrid model combining face-to-face and telework has become the norm. This change in uses was probably one of the most important leading, irreversibly, to a change in expectations and behavior. This represented and still represents colossal opportunities for the telecommunications sector. However, the challenges remain numerous as the demand is high.

Indeed, telecommunications companies, connecting people and data, are seeing their role grow stratospherically as businesses move towards a distributed structure. Likewise, the progress of 5G, as well as the increased adoption of artificial intelligence in this field as well as the extension of connectivity, are essential vectors of growth. However, to do this, the telecommunications sector will have to rely on the cloud and ensure that it meets the expectations of the ecosystem.

education

With the first lockdown, at short notice, educational institutions were forced to turn to remote learning on a large scale. The massive switch to the cloud has enabled them to cope with this unpredictable situation and to ensure the continuity of courses. This revival has changed the game: reducing school dropouts was a real concern. The agility and flexibility of the cloud has been a real added value in this context with conclusive results.

The relaxation of sanitary measures has certainly allowed the structures to reopen their doors. However, this experience has marked mentalities, developing new learning methods and reducing the costs associated with face-to-face. Moreover, new actors have come to step into the breach. For example, in the field of private tutoring, the switch to a video mode has generated new opportunities and levers for growth. Thanks to the cloud, the entire sector has reinvented itself, developing new business models.

manufacturing industry

The manufacturing industry has not been spared by this movement. As unthinkable as it may seem, remote control of factories has become widespread. Augmented reality has allowed the most qualified technicians to accompany those who were less qualified. These operations required significant integrations between systems and applications, thanks to the development ofAPIs. Investing in the cloud has been the cornerstone of this necessary evolution, which is only just beginning.

In this area, there will be an explosion in the use of emerging technologies and the choice of cloud strategy is essential in this area. Indeed, the adoption of digital twins, artificial intelligence and data analysis will be all assets for the detection of anomalies and the improvement of quality for better performance. This is why the manufacturing industry represents a strong potential for the cloud, which translates into two major advantages: business and IT efficiency.

Only by rising above the ground will companies prepare for the future of their business and drive innovation to improve their competitive position. The future is more and more cloud-centric, it will result in more flexibility, agility, innovation. Organizations will have less need for their own IT infrastructure and therefore a consequent reduction in maintenance costs. While many of them are adopting cloud technologies, few of them have exploited its full strategic potential in terms of growth and explored the importance of the “vertical” dimension in this field.

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The vertical cloud at the service of innovation, efficiency and growth within companies


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