Cloud computing is the delivery of on-demand computing functions. It involves applications that store and process data. All this happens over the web on a pay-as-you-go basis. Instead of investing in data centers or computing infrastructure, organisations opt to rent access to everything from a cloud-based service provider.
We are currently living in the Digital Revolution. Just like we faced the Industrial Revolution many generations ago, we have again come upon a time of change that is guaranteed to permanently change the face of business at its most fundamental level.
Barceló Hotel Group, founded in Palma de Mallorca (Spain) 85 years ago, focuses mainly on hotels and the travel industry. In 2017 the company owned 234 hotels in 22 countries worldwide with more than 51 000 rooms and 25 000 employees. Barceló Hotel Group is part of Group Barceló as well as the travel agency Avoris with more than 700 agencies on 4 continents.
Cloud computing is quickly becoming the de facto storage solution for businesses looking to take advantage of its benefits. These include no more need for bulky servers and the space they take up. It eliminates down time, faults and improves security. Crucially, you can be productive from anywhere without being tied to any physical location. It also helps businesses save money in IT maintenance and server costs.
As of mid-2017, almost every big enterprise technology firm has seen major profit increases courtesy cloud-based technologies. Oracle’s profits increased 15 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016, courtesy its cloud-based platforms.
What makes a digital leader? Recent statistics have suggested that if we think of digital leadership as the ability to effect successful digital transformation, good digital leaders are rare.
A recent international study (encompassing 17 countries and around 3, 000 executives) found that just 3% of companies have managed to achieve this transformation. Arguably, there are four key characteristics that set this 3% of leaders in the digital world apart from the rest. ¿What do they do to be successful?