The options you have to make process improvements with Enterprise Content Management (ECM) go as high as the sky – literally. Using ECM in the cloud can help you create a solution that has the potential to transform your organization so it works smarter and faster.
With ECM, you can securely handle your information because you’re in control. You organize, manage and store all of your content in a single, centralized location. Whether you need to improve workflows, boost transparency, or increase turnaround times – ECM is here and ready to be put to good use. These key statistics from AIIM research show how organizations are currently using ECM in the cloud and how many more are joining the movement.
Preparing for a Cloud-Based World
Organizations are handling more and more information every day, so they have to figure out ways to stay on top of their game. Using ECM in the cloud gives you instant access to information while boosting employee morale and saving time and money. 42% of organizations already have strategic plans to use cloud management, and 46% say their content management will be “cloud by choice” in 3 years.
Cloud Adoption Setbacks
There are some dark clouds in the sky that are setting organizations back from implementing cloud adoption. The biggest setback is security – 61% of organizations are nervous about security risks, but that number is falling. 70% of those who are already in the cloud have had trouble-free usage and those that have reported risks (only 26%) have only had minor accidents.
Picking and Choosing a Cloud
AIIM stated that the most important factor when considering cloud content management is security (at 75%). It’s no surprise that protecting information is a top priority, as data security and privacy (or lack thereof) is constantly making news headlines. However, following recommended cloud security tips like these should keep you in clear skies.
The Future of the Cloud
Cloud computing has already become the next “big thing” to happen to process improvements within organizations. It’s becoming stronger and more integrated into the way we do business every day. ECM in the cloud can provide your organization with centralized, integrated, and dynamic data that weaves itself throughout your daily processes. For more information on ECM, check out our Ultimate Guide to ECM below!