7 Ways to Streamline Your Workflow with the Cloud


There are only so many hours in a day. Are you using your cloud solution to make the most of them? 

When applied correctly, cloud technology has the power to vastly improve the day-to-day operations of your business. By using smart, network-enabled tools to their fullest potential you can streamline your workflows, reduce excess noise, and ensure your business is working as efficiently as possible.  

Let’s put a little extra time back into your day, shall we? Here’s how to streamline your business with the cloud: 

1. Take Advantage of Search Functions 

Popular cloud solutions like Microsoft 365 come complete with advanced search and filing functions. Rather than sorting through dozens – or, let’s be honest, hundreds – of like-named files, you can use the tools provided by the cloud to find what you really need in an instant. Not only do these search functions take the guesswork out of organization, they also ensure that your team can access this information from anywhere, freeing up your schedule to focus on what matters most.

2. Collaborate Effectively 

If your tools don’t work, neither does your team. The collaborative capabilities of cloud-based messaging, calling, voice commands, meetings, shared-file systems, and more guarantee that your employees are in constant connection. From spitballing ideas to making quick edits, the cloud enables businesses like yours to move beyond surface-level teamwork and produce impactful deliverables, strategies, and discussions, daily.

3. Utilize Built-In Compliance Features 

Meeting regulatory requirements is no small feat. Luckily, many cloud computing solutions take the confusing nature of compliance into account for you. Using these built-in features – alongside a seasoned cloud-service provider, of course – can ensure that your business is working within the scope of regulatory needs.

4. Work On the Go 

Unlike on-premise servers, cloud services allow your team to communicate effectively and safely on the go. Being able to work together from anywhere offers your businesses flexibility in staffing, hours, and clientele, and thus, efficiency.

5. Reduce Redundancy 

Redundant comms, documents, and other files can slow down your systems, bog up your team, and decrease efficacy. The improved communication, collaboration, and organization capabilities of cloud solutions don’t just save you time, they can also reduce noise on your servers, too.

6. Review Your Analytics 

Along with cloud solutions comes the added benefit of smart analytics. Where on-premise hardware often requires engineer-level knowledge to measure the efficiency of use, many public & private cloud solutions provide easy-to-digest analytics for your team to review. Being able to see your usage and regularly measure it against your needs allows your business to make any necessary changes, quickly.

7. Customize Your Solution 

Your business isn’t one-size-fits-all. Luckily, neither is the cloud. The customization and optimization features of cloud technology streamlines your business processes to a T. Watch this video from EMPIST Founder & CEO, John Kampas, to learn more:

Work Smarter… 

Not harder. There’s no need to go searching for the right cloud services provider. EMPIST can help you discover the best solution for your business and optimize it to your team’s unique needs.  

To learn more about EMPIST’s cloud services, head to our website! To get started right away, contact our experts online today.  

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