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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!

Technology is causing a real revolution in the marketing world and now is the time to take advantage of it. Digitization is getting higher and higher and every business should get ahead of it and know the new trends of technology in marketing and how can both be related to having a strong relationship.

It is known that today’s company executives face the tough challenge of connecting with the best marketing actions their firms need to promote products and services and, above all, reach their natural audience. And it is a technological challenge because many of these executives are not digital natives, do not have digital knowledge, and are unaware of much of the potential that online marketing puts at their service, so much so that they find themselves lost on what to do and how to even begin.
According to BCG, only 3% of marketers create everything on their own, with no use of external sources, the reason for this might be because having partners improves ROI. They found that 80% of companies reported increased ROI over the past three years, specifically from improvement in technology, targeting and segmentation, and measurement capabilities. But 95% still feel pressure to improve further.

Faced with these overwhelming data, companies are forced to reform their business model and digitize their marketing to change their usual methods and adapt to new consumer behaviors. For this, technology and marketing come together through the development and use of a multitude of tools (CRM, mobile applications, …) to obtain relevant information that provides the marketing department with a large amount of data for its exploitation.

So, which are the top 7 advantages that will make the best out of a marketing and technology relationship?

    1. Improve communication and get to know your customers better.

      Brands must establish communication channels with their current users and work to promote identities and values ​​to generate attraction. Everything to create a community around the brand that works as a two-way communication link. A clear example of this new perspective on the brand-customer relationship is the work of community managers who create a brand voice with authority in social networks, an authority that is always willing to join the interaction by establishing dialogue bridges. You can invite loyal customers to provide feedback and even new ideas for your product, this is the best way for businesses to understand what customers are looking for and it will also improve the user’s experience.

    2. Prosumers and smart consumers.

      The importance of the Internet in deciding on products and services can be seen in the role of new types of consumers. The prosumer generates and consumes content and is a good ally to spread the information that brands want to advertise. Smart consumers only buy after evaluating the opinions (feedback) of third parties about what they want to buy or after analyzing each of the characteristics and alternatives of what they are studying to buy. For brands, knowing what they think, how they decide what to buy and when to buy these new consumers are vital. Brands must listen to what their potential customers are saying and do everything they can to bring positive communications to them. Having this feedback can serve as a base for future business ideas.

    3. Personalize the offer, advertising, and commercial promotions.

      With the contribution of new technological data, segmentation can be carried out by behavior and not by the user’s profile, this will lead you to have promotions that are no longer the same for everyone but that they adapt to the type of customers, and advertising and the offer are adapted based on segmentation by behavior.

    4. Measuring the direct result has never been so easy.

      Most users who operate as smart consumers use search engines like Google to locate what they want. Appearing as the main result or first response to this information and content searches is one of the basic goals of the actions that SEO strategies seek. Search engine optimization, search engine optimization.
      SEO is one of the most economical digital marketing actions in relation to the benefits it generates in favor of the online visibility of brands, products, services, and corporate identities.

    5. Real-time communication.

      The new digital marketing provides fast, direct interactions and feedback with the public in real-time that has an inestimable value to improve the reach of the campaigns but that, at the same time, supposes a great responsibility precisely with that connected user who observes and judges all brand interactions. This real-time communication can lead to personalized marketing and immediate response to resolve potential issues before negative feedback reaches the general public.

    6. Cost efficiency.

      One of the main goals of technology includes making things cheaper and more affordable for people. Therefore, people see cost efficiency these days due to technology. There are many digital tools out there that will make you produce fewer costs on marketing since you won’t have the need to reach external sources. Now, the way to make your consumers see cost efficiency in your products is by having innovative technology that would be beneficial for them.

    7.  Increase sales by innovating with technology.

      Technology has truly resulted in digitization and modernization in many fields. Either it is the field of medicine or farming or electronics, technology has resulted in a global revolution. There are so many fields that cannot survive without the backbone of technology. It has increased the efficiency of production processes and the quality of products in almost every industry out there. Adding technology to your products will not only make your business increase sales but most probably also increase sales of your consumers, this is how we can talk about a win-win situation.

In conclusion, technology changes marketing and provides new consumer data to be used in much more personalized, direct, and effective actions and strategies, challenging its use to establish new ways of communicating with the customer and opportunities that were not possible until now.