Is your hospitality business using the cloud yet?
If not, you’re falling behind. Within the next two years, just 6% of hoteliers surveyed by Statista believe they’ll still be using totally on-premise systems.
The other 94% of the industry will be using the cloud in one way or another—what about you?
By definition, the cloud is a network of technologies that allows access to computing resources, such as storage, processing power, and more. In layman’s terms, the cloud allows you to access IT resources that wouldn’t be available otherwise—or, at least, not without a much higher expense.
General advantages include:
But that’s not all—the cloud even offers specific advantages to hotels like yours.
Change is a constant, and all companies, including hotels, must be able to adapt to change. Static, on-premise IT solutions and infrastructures can hold you back. The cloud supports flexibility in a number of ways.
With the cloud, you can reduce costs and get the most value from your IT assets. When you outsource the management of your IT infrastructure to an IT service provider via the cloud, your operational, maintenance, and administration costs are reduced.
The need for you to employ staff to maintain, administer and update hardware and software on-site is eliminated. Furthermore, you’ll be free from the worry of IT headaches. And, with cloud services, you can save on investments in software, hardware, and IT infrastructure solutions. All of this can be “rented” via the cloud.
With the cloud, you’ll further reduce your capital outlay and free up cash for other initiatives. Plus, when you use cloud services, you can benefit from user-based billing where you only pay for what you need and nothing more.
Improved Guest Experience
The cloud also makes it easier for your guests to access key services. They can book rooms, order services, and do more from the comfort of their preferred mobile devices, rather than having to use conventional phone systems.
Furthermore, these guests will no longer have to work through travel agencies to book their stay; cloud-based systems can cut out the middleman and directly integrate with a web-based booking service with your Property Management Systems (PMS).
Improve Collaboration, Efficiency & Productivity
Whether you like it or not, the cloud is so fundamental a part of the modern business world (including the hospitality industry) that you need to be making use of it.
If you’re not already using the cloud for file sharing and storage, you’re way behind the times. But if you’re also failing to take advantage of the industry-specific features the cloud can deliver, then you’re missing out.
Get in touch with the AMT team for expert assistance with the cloud.