What is the Cloud?
More concretely, cloud computing is a technology that allows the user, via a remote server, of software and hardware resources (such as, for example, mass storage for data storage), whose use is offered as a service by a provider. Almost always on a subscription basis. But cloud computing can be provided according to different types, according to the needs and possibilities of the company or of the PMI that require the service. The cloud computing models offered to companies operating in Industry 4.0 are basically three:
1. Iaas (Infrastructure as a Service),
2. PaaS (Platform as a Service)
3. SaaS (Software as a Service).
Today, numerous trends and innovations in technology produce a dynamic of companies towards the IT world. In particular, thanks to the tax incentives deriving from Industry 4.0, companies in 2017 and 2018 have acquired more technology for their companies.
These changes, both in the IT world and in the economic-financial world, have pushed and continue to push companies to adopt digitalization solutions in order to optimize resources and be on par with other companies and especially with consumers. Like all adoptions and the conversion to new technology, not all companies have decided to open up to this new mode.
Cloud in digital transformation:
Digital transformation is not an immediate intervention. Rather, it is a path that must be planned, planned and controlled. The first step is certainly to learn, discover, analyze and study the basics such as email, file sharing or cloud phone systems and make sure that they work without problems.
By exploiting the potential of the cloud, the company is able to experience stability, reduction in terms of time and costs, flexibility and other key advantages that lighten the organization. A second step is to use their resources to change the operating methods and disrupt the market.
Digital transformation is not just a goal but also a requirement to achieve a competitive advantage. Cloud computing has quickly become a decisive turning point and companies should consider it a resource for continued growth and innovation.