The importance of the cloud for advances in innovation and digital transformation

Most of the services we use in our daily lives for leisure or work are hosted in the cloud. This is a trend that should intensify, having grown exponentially since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. Virtual assistants, mobility apps, PIX, and other financial transactions, for example, are all in the cloud.

Behind all the recent digital transformation is a business model based on the cloud. Reducing the need to invest in infrastructure has made more companies able to innovate or be created. iFood, Nubank, streaming services, platforms such as Teams and Zoom, which have become ubiquitous in the lives of millions of people, and several other businesses are not only based on the cloud, but also use resources to optimize their processes and promote innovations in the truly short term.

Boeing lands in the cloud

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing has just announced that it has struck a deal with three major cloud computing services companies, Amazon (AWS), Microsoft (Azure) and Google (Google Cloud), for the development of new aircraft models and development of software. For companies that are not yet using the cloud, the question is no longer whether they will do it, but when.

The cloud is the only platform capable of quickly managing a complex ecosystem involving multiple suppliers, partners, producers, and customers, in real time. More than that, it dispenses with large investments, such as the purchase of  hardware and maintenance.

Traditional supply chains have been struggling to adapt to the new disruption scenario, with supply chain disruption. With cloud-based solutions, implementing alternative sources of supply and risk mitigation this would be easier and more agile.

In addition, cloud-based business networks have less environmental impact and reduce costs as they promote significant economy of scale and decrease the need for infrastructure and physical facilities.

The expansion of cloud use is directly related to competitiveness. With systems and processes threatened by obsolescence, the adoption of disruptive technologies and agility will make a difference to business success and sustainability.