Wednesday, November 16, 2011 6:00:51 PM
One of the earliest boons to the cloud computing industry was the efficiency benefits the technology boasts, while companies subsequently realized the opportunities to become more flexible by using cloud-based services. The New York Times recently published an article explaining that studies have revealed the cloud to be fueling stronger work ethics among workers.
According to the source, the advent of virtualization and cloud computing drastically expanded the capabilities of computer systems and servers. The website notes the success of multiple web-based businesses, especially those in the service and hospitality industries, that have found a niche using cloud technology.
One is a call center that services restaurants and other businesses, while another is a limousine service. With the latter, the company found a way, using the cloud, to have drivers pick up unscheduled short-trip riders between their normal clients, improving efficiency and increasing revenue. The source explains that this was only possible with the groundbreaking technology.
Experts believe that the cloud has directly fostered a more productive work environment for many organizations across a variety of industries. The ability for employees to work from home when in need alone can reduce the amount of time employees are forced to fall short on their responsibilities.
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