In our previous blog on cloud, we saw the different ways in which you can generate optimal return on investment (ROI) through cloud deployment. Here are a few examples demonstrating the tangible gains cloud can deliver for companies across different industries:
Media & Entertainment
Use cloud to streamline business processes relating to document sharing, for better enterprise collaboration; you could also deploy cloud-based applications as tools for approvals and reviews.
Fully digitize the film distribution process for quicker releases to theaters, in a matter of minutes, not weeks; leverage the hybrid cloud to process billions of gigabytes of content faster, and reap substantial savings.
Catalog archived content, and digitize the same; harness metadata management to repurpose these assets for effective monetization. For instance, Channel 4 relied on Amazon Web Services to host its legacy content, and broadcast the same through its 4OD streaming platform.
Pharmaceutical companies can co-create a cloud-based, precompetitive research collaboration platform for faster and cost-effective drug innovation; such a ‘research cloud’ could help drug makers focus on clinical trial execution, and harmonize and outsource transactional processes to third parties, thus driving maintenance and operations (M&O) costs lower.
Another key benefit a collaborative cloud setup can deliver for the pharma industry is with regard to data standardization and process improvements. Data federation and workflow consistency can deliver annual cost savings to the tune of as much as $6.6bn for the sector, according to Gartner.
Deliver niche applications built on top of your on-premise software, including point of sale (POS) systems; as a case in point, you could use the cloud to provide integrated social media and augmented reality applications on mobile devices, and analyze the data collected through such apps for superior customer experience and engagement.
Empower buyers with online access to the same products, pricing and promotions that they get in physical outlets; boost brand loyalty by launching personalized offers, based on a 360-degree view of each customer across various channels.
Harness cloud-based service virtualization to ensure tight coupling between design, prototyping and production teams, for a reduced time-to-market.
Deliver a consistent user experience across the enterprise by virtualizing top floor and shop floor applications.
As you keep fine-tuning your digital transformation programs in a rapidly evolving marketplace, cloud computing can play the role of a significant enabler in boosting operational efficiency, business agility and flexibility. And, what functions and business processes you run over the cloud, whether exclusively so or in tandem with on-premise systems, is something you need to figure out–and revisit continuously–based on changing organizational imperatives.
We are combining innovations of our partners-in-cloud with our unparalleled experience in serving clients across industry segments. By designing the cloud that works for you, you can hit the aim to become Numero uno.
And while we’re talking about this, here’s a plug for a recent report by Agatha Poon of 451 Research, on LTI’s Cloud Practice…