When businesses want to protect digital data, they have a dizzying variety of options. Global transportation companies, however, are increasingly turning to cloud technology to stockpile and safeguard their data. The cloud allows transportation management to harness the benefits of automation, data, and labor for a streamlined process. This synchronizes end-to-end supply chain data while creating a more sophisticated and efficient workflow.
Why Cloud Technology Matters
While other digital trends come and go, cloud technology is here to stay. An in-depth study by Gigaom Research reveals that business is driving a new wave of cloud adoption. In other words, cloud technology could become an industry standard in as little as five years. Competitive companies making strategic shifts drive this rapid pace of adoption. Migrating IT functions to the cloud boosts internal efficiency while improving revenue-generating tasks.
Traditionally, IT departments were viewed as an expensive cost center of the company. Thanks to new cloud technology, IT is poised to boost transportation company revenue. Though the transport industry lags behind other industry sectors when it comes to cloud adoption, it’s poised for mammoth growth as organizations scale up their technological solutions in the warehouse. Transport organizations are increasingly investing in cloud technology for the following reasons:
- Digital architecture matters. Transport companies are continuously searching for customizable solutions that meet their specific workflow processes and warehouse needs. Cloud allows users to customize. It can be simple, such as setting the parameters of the regular backups, to extensive, such as creating KPIs for BI tools and reporting.
- Heavy-duty solutions are needed. Transport companies demand reliable solutions to ensure timely, secure, and accurate shipments. Even a minute technological delay can have a ripple effect through workflow processes that costs hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars. Cloud technology is scalable, capable of helping small-to-mid-sized companies while providing the power necessary for major corporations. When it comes to transportation management, cloud connectivity, security, and reliability ensure functional data center infrastructure 24/7.
- Disaster recovery is necessary. From onsite disasters at warehouses to trucking malfunctions, a solution is necessary to protect your data. Cloud solutions import your data and store it in the cloud, making disaster recovery simple, quick, and reliable. Whether it’s a natural disaster, fried computer, or any similar unexpected event, cloud technology restores your data as though nothing ever happened.
As the transport industry continues to become more competitive, it’s critical for companies to consider standardizing their infrastructure, automating service tasks, investing in technological best practices, and much more. From IT governance to software management and infrastructure management to security management, there are a host of considerations for warehouse and transport managers to consider. Cloud technology creates centralized visibility and easier control over accounts. This results in better service for a positive customer delivery service experience.
Using TMS technology reduces the complex processes of installing, upgrading, and operating traditional transportation management technologies. Since TMS technology utilizes the cloud, it offers a proven roadmap for managing software in the cloud and creating a deep operational relationship among all departments internally.
At GTG Technology Group, our TMS technology offers fully redundant power, reliable backups, and trusted failover servers and databases. Do you have a trusted cloud solution for your organization?