So, my last blog post was all about Toronto’s famed Casa Loma, and how it compares to the costly infrastructure that we see with enterprise WFM systems.  Outdated legacy solutions can often result in high maintenance fees, expensive rebuilds and add-ons, unreliability and inflexibility, etc.

I’m not surprised that since I wrote that post, the leadership team at the Casa Loma announced that the structure requires more than $20 million’s worth of repairs and upgrades.

That’s what you get with an aging, overbuilt, outdated infrastructure.

The alternative to a costly enterprise WFM solution

So that post got me thinking about the alternative.  What architectural model inspires a sense of freedom, ease of use, affordability and sustainability?  What contemporary structure flies in the face of the grandiose and expensive Casa Loma residence?

The modern-day condominium, of course!

With a condo, the owner pays a monthly fee, and all upgrades, improvements, enhancements and maintenance needs are taken care of.

It’s the perfect solution for anyone who wants a hassle-free residence.  The ease of condo living frees you to tend to your day-to-day needs and interests.

So what does this condo nonsense have to do with Workforce Management?

The Cloud is condo living at it’s finest!

Just like the typical homeowner, businesses also seek solutions that are hassle-free and easy to maintain.

And in recent years, they have been finding this convenience and affordability in the Cloud.

The Cloud offers organizations:

  • Affordability
  • Scalability
  • Ease-of-use
  • Reliability
  • Flexibility

More and more, it is becoming a viable solution for companies seeking to streamline operations and modernize their WFM processes.

So before you invest more money and time upgrading and maintaining your legacy enterprise system, imagine yourself, wine in hand, in a luxurious bubble bath in your condominium haven – enjoying the peace of mind that comes from the Cloud.

Your Turn

What do you think of the comparison?  Can you think of other ways in which Cloud solutions resemble condo living? Do you agree that the Cloud offers seamless functionality and less headache?

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