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Acquiring a cloud for your company will not only allow you to simplify a lot of processes and management but it will also add security to all information and data you are handling.

Nowadays the use of a cloud is almost standard for the business world, and this is because of the many advantages this system can offer, that’s why today it has an important position in the companies especially after the pandemic. Thanks to the applications and services that are available in the cloud, companies have been able to implement remote work systems to adapt to the new normal.

However, to be able to benefit from this data storage system, it’s important to know its relevance and why you should store and protect your data. We will mention here 7 reasons why acquiring a cloud is so important:

 

Usability and accessibility

Storing your files in the cloud is as easy as just dragging the file into the system, a cloud is a very friendly user system that can be accessed from any part of the world with just a few clicks and of course, an internet connection. There is no need for users to have any technical knowledge to know how to use it.

Recover lost data  

There are many reasons why data, information, or files can be lost. Might be because you accidentally delete it, or you changed devices and it got lost in the way, many reasons…

This is why it is suggested that all companies have a backup of all data in case of any emergency. The storage of this data in the cloud is the perfect solution for this, this will let you recover and access the files any time that is needed.

Security

It is always important to have your data secured, even more so if you are handling confidential information. The best thing about using the cloud for this is because you can choose exactly who will have the access to the stored data, sometimes the cloud servers even provide you security copies that are done automatically to guarantee that your files are safe.

Cost-effective

Businesses and organizations can cut operating costs significantly just by the use of cloud storage. When data is stored in the cloud affordability is 100% guaranteed. In addition, users can guarantee additional cost savings given there is no need for an internal power supply or separate resources to store data.

Easy sharing

Data stored in the cloud can be easily and securely shared with customers, colleagues, and partners. In this way, you can simply share access to a specific cloud environment or the entire account with any other user.

Sustainability

Going sustainable is the best trend you can follow now, it will not only add value to your company but you will be also helping the environment, and as we already know paper waste contributes to creating a carbon footprint. How to avoid this? By getting a cloud, you will be cutting down on paper waste and physical products and hardware since everything can be stored in the digital cloud.

Digital transformation 

We won’t ever be tired of repeating that digital transformation is the way to go now for businesses! And the pandemic has probably already shown you how necessary this is, this will add even more value to your company in the highly competitive business market. And what does digital transformation mean? Changing most (if not all) of your traditional media into the usage of digital platforms, here is where the cloud comes to play, this will help runs everything digital more smoothly.

 

At atds, we are specialists in cloud services in addition to all those other services and tools that allow you to optimize your company’s communication and increase productivity. If you are located in Europe and wondering about the data protection law, no need to worry at all, we will guide you with all the necessary information regarding DVSGO and data throughput.

 

Ready to digitally grow and take the leap to the cloud? Get in touch with us!

Seeing the apartment with completely new furnishing without having actually bought and assembled the furniture? Chasing monsters in mobile phone games? This is all now possible thanks to AR, which is not just about fun and games. These gimmicks for the private sector are already a widespread standard for companies. This trend, which is becoming more and more popular, is called augmented reality.

With the help of AR, it is possible to see the real environment right before your own eyes – but there’s a digital augmentation overlaid on it. Depending on the program, interaction with the digital elements is possible. And you can easily connect with someone who is sitting on the other side of the world. Simply start a virtual video conference e.g. via MS Teams. What you usually see on your monitor is now displayed as a hologram in your field of view. The integrated headphones and microphone allow you to communicate as if you are sitting in front of your computer. One big advantage is that whoever wears the glasses has both hands free to handle things or work on a machine.

Please have a look at a very short introductory video for a first impression:

This allows e.g. to do maintenance or commission instruments without being at the customer site.

The responsible expert can be located in Germany communicating with a customer’s technician in the US. They can, for example, use smart lenses to display exactly what they need to adjust on the device directly in their field of vision.

Augmented reality is already being used successfully in many different industries to make work easier and more efficient. Manufacturing, Engineering & Warehousing, Healthcare, Education, Retail, Gaming and Marketing are just a few examples where augmented reality is being successfully implemented. Even now Microsoft wins contract to make modified HoloLens for U.S. Army (cnbc.com), for more than 120 thousand headsets, which could be worth up to almost 22 billion over the next 10 years. As mentioned in the article this will “enable the soldiers to fight, rehearse and train in just one system”. The possibilities with the HoloLens are endless and now is the perfect time to invest in them!

The HoloLens is a tool that implements AR. The people wearing the glasses can see their surroundings normally. However, holograms, images, and documents can be displayed in the field of vision, making interaction possible. This can create a new reality that makes it possible to train things that would not have been possible without AR.

Are you interested in knowing how you could benefit from AR? Get in touch with us!

In the various briefs of industry 4.0, everyone agrees, data is at the very core of the industry 4.0 revolution. A strong IT system, robust and efficient networks and clouds are also mandatory, let’s not forget Augmented or Virtual Reality, IoT, remote steering, machine learning, artificial intelligence, big data analysis, 3D printings, robots, smart sensors… and you have it all! 

High technology is key, and it all starts with the reliability of data collection.
High tech being the key to open the door to industry 4.0 is not new and usually highly considered by companies when it comes to transforming into going digital.

However, we were wrong before, this doesn’t mean having it all, now the question is what are we missing? What usually companies tend to forget, is something even more important than technology: Humanity.

Human is at the heart of industry 4.0
Human it’s the pilot of the connected factory
Human is driving digital transformation

In Industry 4.0, collaborative intelligence is the main factor for a successful transformation. That means full and active involvement of all human resources in the revolution and not a shift dictated by the decision-makers.

All different human resources have value to bring for a perfect transformation: R&D and Operations, Information Systems, HR managers, Finance, Marketing, operators. All of these teams should be involved in design thinking workshops. Who knows better how to train people than HR? Who knows better how to drive systems than operators? Who knows better costs than purchasing? Who knows better trends than marketing? It is about teamwork, involve everyone, then everyone will be driven and onboard, and the business will run smoothly.

This is the best way to bring value and meaning into industry 4.0.

One final important question every business owner should ask themselves: Do we have the right people on our side to transform our business?

Trusting your internal teams is indeed very important to succeed into industry 4.0, and having reliable industrial partners is the success accelerator alongside with Co-improving, the basic idea of Co-Improving is very simple: Trust. To get better together and help your clients achieve their business goals faster, trust is mandatory, since you will need to exchange knowledge and sometimes even confidential information.

Developing simple work processes and smart solutions in partnership with your clients. To achieve this goal you need to bundle your clients’ experiences together with yours. If well-founded knowledge, practical experience, and strong resources come together, better solutions will be the result.

It is, therefore, crucial to be surrounded by partners you can trust, partners who have a great experience with a wide spectrum of industries, and a wide spectrum of ideas.

The best thing? With (at)d.s you will get a partner that has these qualities altogether, not only we can advise on improvement levers, but we also can supply you with the tools to do so start the transformation. What are you waiting? Get in touch with us!