Keeping Users Connected Amid The COVID 19 Outbreak Using Cloud

Posted By : Anirudh Bhardwaj | 21-Apr-2020

Keeping Users Connected Amid The COVID-19 Outbreak Using Cloud

To contain the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, governments worldwide have imposed nation-wide lockdowns and community quarantines. While it is an essential step to prevent community transmission, it has also caused an economic slowdown, leaving thousands of people jobless. The imposed laws for social distancing have confined millions of people to their homes. As a result, a majority of the world population is working from home these days. That being said, Cloud Computing is playing a critical role in keeping organizations up and running during these trying times. At the same time, the cloud is connecting users worldwide and facilitating seamless business communications for a better output. 

 

At Oodles Technologies, we specialize in providing full-scale cloud computing services to strengthen enterprise IT and CRM processes. Recently, we have received several requests for cloud-based application development, indicating the increase in global demand for cloud solutions. In this blog post, we shed light on the plausible applications of the cloud technology that may benefit one and all during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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Making Work From Home Possible

An increasing number of organizations are relying on cloud computing for their day-to-day operations. IT companies can use cloud computing to relegate a remote work environment for their back-office operations and digital marketing activities. Many business applications such as Skype, Lync, Slack, and TeamViewer are powerful tools that connect employees of various organizations via Cloud. 

 

Several freelancing platforms like Upwork and Guru also use cloud technology to connect employers and freelance workers from across the globe. 

 

Improving e-Commerce Activities

The nation-wide lockdowns imposed by many countries have restricted people to their homes. As a result, a majority of the world population is relying on e-commerce platforms to deliver essential items at their doorstep. Understandably, to address these challenges, several e-commerce companies like Amazon, eBay, and Alibaba have temporarily suspended the delivery of non-essential items. These companies, however, are actively taking orders for essential household commodities and providing contactless delivery as per the guidelines. 

 

In doing so, they are connecting various local retail stores with their potential customers via Cloud. Cloud hosting services enable these retailers to publish and optimize their product listings, manage orders, and monitor their stock levels, and more.

 

Improving Medical Facilities and Health Services

The increasing global death toll due to COVID-19 has raised serious concerns for many countries to improve their existing healthcare services. While many hospitals, medical institutes, and government healthcare facilities have already digitized their data through the cloud, they are not fully utilizing it. As a matter of fact, the early adoption of cloud computing provides major benefits to healthcare providers. 

 

First off, it improves data analytics capabilities to accurately track and analyze patients’ medical history. Besides, it streamlines and organizes these records to provide easy accessibility across a wide range of devices. Another significant benefit of cloud computing is that it requires minimal human effort and enables managers to operate things remotely. It is of foremost importance in current circumstances where maintaining social distance is the need of the hour. 

 

Doctors and healthcare professionals can use cloud-based telehealth solutions to provide their services from a distance and mitigate physical contact. They can avail telehealth solutions to conduct COVID-19 tests and monitor the current health conditions of their patients. 

 

Providing Home Entertainment During Lockdowns

Staying home for weeks without having any clarity on the current situation may be traumatizing for many individuals. As the global communities unite to fight this pandemic, there are millions of people doing their bit by staying home. Besides, weeks of isolation and lack of physical activities may take its toll on their mental health as well. To break the boredom, these people are majorly relying on the internet and cloud-based entertainment services. Popular OTT platforms like Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime Video, and HBO Go provide ample options for users to keep themselves mentally stimulated by watching movies, videos, and TV shows. In addition, there are various online gaming platforms and social media apps that keep users engaged and entertained during these vulnerable times. As a matter of fact, all these OTT platforms, gaming apps, and social media channels are powered by cloud technology. 

 

At Oodles, we provide 360-degree technical support for building a wide range of cloud-based OTT platforms, gaming apps, and other entertainment applications. Our OTT development services enhance clients' global viewership by delivering high-quality audio/video content to the viewers.

 

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Closing Thoughts

There is no denying that cloud computing plays a vital role in improving our day-to-day lives with better convenience and interoperability. It puts an end to the geographical barriers and connects users over great distances. During adverse circumstances like these, cloud technology is keeping users connected and providing them essential means to operate despite all the challenges.

 

Why Choose Oodles Technologies For Cloud Computing Services?

We are a 360-degree cloud app development company that provides complete cloud solutions to strengthen enterprise IT and CRM processes. Our development team is skilled at using advanced cloud computing platforms like AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud to build data-driven enterprise applications for improved business productivity. We have successfully enabled several clients to digitize their business processes and increase operational efficiency through our cloud services.

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Anirudh Bhardwaj

He is a technology enthusiast with 3+ years of experience in dealing with projects related to next-gen technologies like AI, Blockchain, ERP, OTT, Cloud, Big Data, AR/VR, IoT, and more.

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