In 2008, the cloud computing industry hovered at about $46 billion. By 2014, it’s expected to top $150 billion. And, Gartner predicts that the public cloud services market will peak at over $200 billion by 2016. As you read this, companies—including your competition—are moving their applications or IT infrastructure to the cloud. And it’s easy to see why: For organizations that require reliable, mission-critical voice, placing business communications within the cloud simply makes the most sense.

If you have lingering trepidations about making the cloud move, consider the many ways that your business could be suffering by doing without. For instance, you could be stifling your mobile workers.

Mobile access matters. Eighty-one percent of today’s global workforce uses at least one device for business use, and 74 percent of companies currently employ some sort of bring your own device (BYOD) usage. Whether you realize it or not, your employees are already utilizing their personal devices for some sort of work-related purpose, no matter how big or small. The cloud supports seamless mobile working by improving users’ access to data and applications from any location. Your mobile workers–on-the-go employees, geographically disparate staff members and at-home workers—will all have access to the same services they would have in the main office, as well as the freedom to communicate with each other in whatever way they prefer, including voice, IM, e-mail and more.

Your employees need mobile support. You can’t afford to lose them simply because you’re behind today’s mobility curve. Cloud communications is agile, cost-efficient and powerful enough to keep your workforce—regardless of location or device—connected and proficient. 

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