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Posted on 09-Dec-2019   |   GCL Hub

WHY CLOUD COMPUTING IS GOOD FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Cloud computing is the on-demand system of using computer services over the internet. It allows people access to the same kinds of application through the internet.

Cloud computing helps improve cash flow and offers many more benefits.  Many businesses have adopted cloud computing in the past few years to reduce the cost of developing and installing software to improve their operation. Businesses are often puzzled by the thought of moving to the cloud. They are concerned with data loss, privacy risks, susceptibility to external attack, internet connectivity etc. But do these concerns outweigh the advantages of cloud computing? Or are you afraid of the change?

Why is the cloud good for business? Here is some of its benefit.

 

Reduced cost         

The development, installation and running of IT systems  is expensive. You need to purchase the right equipment and hire technicians to install and manage the center. Moving to the cloud saves the upfront cost of purchasing, managing and upgrading the IT systems. Thus using cloud model converts capital expenditure to operational expenditure.

 

Scalabilty

Using cloud computing, businesses can easily expand existing computing resources. You can get additional   storage space or features whenever you need them.

 

Storage space            

The traditional use of file storage, data backup and software programs which take up most of the space will no longer needed as most of the data would be stored in remote cloud servers. Not only cloud frees in-house space but also provides unlimited space in the cloud.

 

Posted on 04-Dec-2019   |   GCL Hub

PRODUCTIVITY: WAYS OF INCREASING PRODUCTIVITY




The productivity of the employees of a firm is important in the success of such firm or
organization.
Being productive can improve our work/life balance, job satisfaction, and our personal
fulfilment and sense of pride over the actual work that we do. The problem is, being
productive is easier said than done. Luckily, there are a few principles you can keep in mind
and put into practice, to be your most productive self.
Here are some ways of improving your productivity or that of your employees.
1. Delegate
Delegation comes with an element of risk, but increased responsibility is important
for improving the morale and job satisfaction of your staff. Give responsibilities to
qualified employees that have a proven track record with success in a certain field,
and trust that they will perform the tasks well.
If you allow employees the chance to gain skills and leadership experience, it will
benefit your company and provide your employees with a sense of achievement and
direction in their own careers.
2. Limit your external distractions.

While smartphones may be one of the greatest innovations of our time, they can
also sometimes feel like the bane of our existence. Many people are addicted to
their phones, where we can find it difficult to completely disconnect from social

media, messaging, gaming, or any other apps and networking programs we use
regularly.
Your phone may be a significant contributor to the reason you are unproductive,
procrastinate too much, and can’t seem to stay focused on any one thing for too
long. Because of this, you need first to identify how bad the problem is. New feature
updates on most smartphones now mean you can see your actual statistics on how
much screen time you’re using, and on what types of activities.
If it’s hard for you to break the habit, use a blocker tool that can limit your access to
certain apps or functions on your phone, set for specific periods, or between
particular hours of the day. So even if you are tempted, you’ll be physically unable to
get distracted by your phone
3. Reduce task switching.

Task switching affect the productivity level by wasting time. Task switching is the
time you waste when you change from one uncompleted task to another. It’s a form
of distracted focus usually driven by an inability to pay attention to any single item
for too long. You can inadvertently succumb to task switching inefficiencies when
you have too many alerts or notifications turned on, and feel a need to address
incoming issues immediately.
4. Focus
One big factor of lack of productivity at work, or even in our personal lives, is a lack
of purpose. When we know not just what we need to get done, but why, we can
become much more motivated. When you see your role in the bigger picture then
you strive to hit a goal, you may often think about the reason you want (or need) to
achieve it. When we lack direction, don’t understand the need for something, or are
confused about a resultant outcome or follow up activity, we lose the sense of
purpose.

5. Have a method for measuring productivity
Every organization or individual should have a way or means of measuring
productivity. It is important to assess if your productivity is improving or falling
behind.
Productivity measurement varies drastically between company, industry, and
individual because productivity doesn’t look the same to everyone. But the

important thing is to have either an industry standard to measure against, or an
expectation set within your organization, or for yourself.