In 2011, surveys showed that nearly 70% of companies were actively looking for cloud-based solutions for their business, while over 33% of these companies already had some form of cloud solution. Worldwide spending on cloud services grew at a phenomenal rate of 25% per year between the years 2008 and 2012 alone.

The demand for cloud infrastructure also reached the transport sector and with that the technological resources and benefits became part of the companies that adopted the technology with proven success.

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The well-known cost reduction of cloud computing

The transport sector also starts to benefit from the main feature that is part of cloud computing, cost reduction. Many companies in the sector began to cut expenses by adopting the cloud.

Most cloud-based services are pay-as-you-go, where companies only pay for what they use, stop services whenever they want, and can scale their solutions as needed. Getting rid of sprawling networks and datacenters is reason enough to move to the cloud.

For companies in this field, which includes the transport of passengers and products, having the possibility of reducing costs or transferring planned investments to IT infrastructure, converting them to more priority sectors of the business, becomes strategic for business growth.

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Investments in information security

Companies prove that the results related to information security have become much more efficient after migrating data to the cloud. Cloud computing has evolved and security risks have been minimized.

Best practices such as encryption, restricted access to data and user management have become accessible to management solutions used in the transportation industry.

Access to real-time data in cargo and passenger transport operations

When trying to coordinate the coming together of multiple components during a transportation operation, from suppliers to passengers, synchronizing processes and data is paramount for efficiency. In certain situations, the need for this synchronization comes to be in real time.

Transport and logistics solutions that allow monitoring with real synchronization through the cloud enable accurate process models with operations at every moment.

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Imagine cutting-edge technology working to benefit the transportation industry

The cloud-integrated transport and logistics sector not only provides real-time data securely and at an affordable cost, it also makes all company teams accessible and dynamic, regardless of location or time.

Access to technology and innovation makes processes, which require uninterrupted supervision, much easier. Logistics managers, for example, can observe processes in real time from remote locations and allow immediate deployment of resources if a prompt response is required.

Finally, it is worth noting that the transport sector can only gain from adopting cloud computing. The success of this strategy is proven by all the companies that have already made the decision to invest in the cloud.

A pioneer as a provider of technology infrastructure in the cloud, Amazon has a complete set of solutions and resources for use by companies in the transportation sector looking for future growth.

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Sky.One Team

This content was produced by SkyOne's team of cloud and digital transformation experts.