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The benefits of cloud technology

February 16, 2021

From the beginning of 2020 to the beginning of 2021, the way that many organizations do business changed dramatically, seemingly overnight. Remote work became the norm as offices went dark, and people learned that many tasks could be completed with little (or no) face-to-face interaction. The cloud technology that has enabled this transformation has made many things possible that previous generations couldn’t have dreamed of — not just for traditional office workers, but for the mobile teams who don’t do their jobs behind a desk and who still report to job sites every day. It facilitates a seamless transfer of data, without the need to be in the same location, reducing costs while increasing safety and productivity.

Field organizations, relying on mobile devices, leverage cloud and no-code tech beyond administrative tasks. They ensure quality, compliance, and profitability by reducing on-site task time.

‍What is cloud technology?

The “cloud” refers to servers accessed through the internet. Using “cloud storage” entails letting someone else store your data, accessible at any time. While some people initially feel uncomfortable moving data to the cloud, it’s akin to storing money in a bank. Cloud storage provides flexibility, similar to withdrawing money from an ATM when needed.

Graphic design of cloud amid electronic circuits showing visual representation of cloud technology

Cloud technology has forever altered the way we exchange information, both in our personal and professional lives. Organizations that find more and novel ways to use it put themselves at a distinct advantage over those who lag behind.

Why you should embrace the cloud

Here are three reasons to embrace the cloud for your organization.

  1. Cloud infrastructure isn’t going anywhere. Even prior to the pandemic, cloud technology automated tasks at global job sites. Processes that once took days or weeks now take minutes or seconds. No-code platforms empower companies to create custom mobile apps without hiring developers, enhancing agility. For instance, with Fulcrum, you can streamline mobile inspection processes and maximize field team efficiency.
  2. Cloud technology helps you protect your employees and assets. No-code platforms like Fulcrum enable teams to complete tasks safely with mobile devices. They also cultivate safety and accountability across job sites. Inspection data can be viewed and analyzed in real or near-real-time, ensuring equipment functionality and accountability.
  3. Apps built for the mobile workforce give your organization greater control. Digital technology that enables decisions to be made quickly and safely is a no-brainer. Modern mobile apps simplify managers’ tasks by providing visibility into employee performance, compliance, safety, and resource allocation. This seamless feedback loop between job sites and the main office enhances productivity and boosts profits.

If you’re interested in learning more about how Fulcrum can help transform your mobile inspection processes with cloud technology, request a demo today!