Cloud Hosting for Project Management makes perfect sense
Cloud hosting for project management brings multiple benefits, including offering enhanced flexibility, accessibility and security compared to a more traditional local hosting approach. Successful project and program management means being able to rely on having accurate information at your fingertips wherever and whenever you need it. Cloud hosting offers that reliability.
We’ve put together a run-down of the top benefits of cloud hosting for project management, to demonstrate the advantages of making the transition to the cloud.
Accessibility across the globe
Thanks to cloud data being held in the virtual space rather than on physical servers, it’s accessible wherever there’s an internet connection. This means that your team members are all able to access the same up-to-date resources at the times that suit them, even if they’re working remotely or based elsewhere in the world.
No installations or hardware
With project controls solutions hosted in the cloud, you no longer have to rely on costly physical installations or purchases of hardware. Team members are able to access what they require through portable devices, and there’s no need to dedicate office space to servers and other related hardware.
Regular security updates
As the software you’re using is managed by an external and dedicated team, you can rest assured that you’ll receive the most recent and up to date security updates the moment that they are released. This means that you’re able to free up your in-house IT resource for other projects.
Hosting in the cloud also reduces concerns about security breaches of on-site hardware and software which can be a risk when considering a local deployment.
Perfect for data integrations
One of the major benefits of hosting in the cloud is the ability to integrate multiple systems and applications with each other, facilitating the smooth flow of data. This means that functions such as scheduling, billing and reporting can be easily linked, with information moving freely between applications.
This data integration approach offers benefits at program level, where it’s possible to have enhanced visibility of key milestones and metrics delivered via the integrations in the cloud.
When a company is using a licensed piece of software there can often be a considerable amount of time between purchase and company-wide adoption, due to lengthy roll-out timescales across the whole business.
When it comes to cloud-based project management tools you’re working with an online tool that doesn’t rely on the same processes. This means you can be up and running in a matter of days instead of weeks or months.
Cloud-based software offers great value compared to many physical or license-based alternatives. The majority of the tools on the market are paid for on a subscription basis, meaning that where there are upfront costs they are considerably less than those of purchasing software licenses. Furthermore, as alluded to above, the savings on physical infrastructure are dramatic.
When working with a cloud-based solution you’re able to consistently tailor the size of the operation that you need. Working on a larger project? Simply increase the size of the deployment environment. No need for the extended user base anymore? Then simply reduce it. This allows you an incredible amount of adaptability without the need to worry about in-house staff or installations.
Low barrier to entry
Cloud-based project management tools are designed with the end-user in mind. They are accessible on both desktop and portable devices, and are user friendly. Working with a trusted delivery partner like DRMcNatty makes it simple to use a software solution like Primavera P6 to address your project and program management needs. We can ensure that your chosen solution can be easily adopted across your organization.
Cloud hosting is the optimal choice for project management success
Using cloud hosting means that you and your team have access to accurate, up-to-date and secure project management information as and when you need it, wherever you are in the world.
As a project team member it offers a user friendly, accessible interface, and as a project or program manager it offers complete visibility of delivery along with customizable, real-time reporting.
DRMcNatty are trusted experts in building secure, adaptable cloud hosting environments. Get in touch with our team today to discuss how we can help your business feel the benefits of hosting in the cloud.