2022 was an incredible year for growth within the Amazon Web Services offering. In the second quarter, AWS generated more than $19 billion, displaying a growth rate of 33%. If you can believe it, this is actually a decrease in growth compared to the the previous quarter, as within the first quarter of the 2022 fiscal year, cloud-based services saw a 37% growth rate.
All of this investment has bred diversification. Many initial adopters of cloud technologies would dedicate their spend to leveraging AWS to enhance their offerings. Now, with more mainstream cloud adoption, more and more industry players have become willing to invest into the promise of scalable and streamlined cloud offerings.
Within this post, six different industries and the ways in which they use cloud-based services will be detailed.
Patient, treatment and research data continues to increase, leaving healthcare organizations in need of secure methods to store and access this information. While this might seem an easy task, HIPAA compliance makes it a bit more difficult. That said, AWS solutions are HIPAA-compliant, meeting all regulatory expectations around the secure storage and access of medical information. Emerging solutions such as cloud-based machine learning, meanwhile, can help healthcare organizations improve their ability to diagnose and treat medical concerns.
Arguably dealing with as important data as the healthcare industry, financial firms were reluctant to use the cloud given the potential risk of compromised investment, transaction or accounting data. With cloud security operating today better than it ever has, however, many financial organizations have turned to the AWS cloud for help in detecting potentially fraudulent activity across their networks and accurately tracking assets anywhere, anytime.
Rather than remaining purely physical, manufacturing firms are now choosing to shift their enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions into the cloud. Instead of hosting these ERP tools on local servers, companies are better positioned to identify opportunities for improvement in current processes and pinpoint operations that could put productivity at risk from the comfort of the cloud.
The Retail Industry
More and more shoppers online, in addition to more and more shoppers returning to stores, has left retail companies with access to a massive amount of consumer data — data they can use to their advantage if they can effectively analyze it for actionable insight. AWS storage and compute services make it possible for retail companies to quickly gain relevant insights.
In the height of the pandemic, schools saw a rapid shift to cloud-based services to ensure instruction could continue. Now, many educational institutions use AWS to power learning management systems (LMS) that help connect students and teachers long after they leave the classroom.
The pace at which logistics enterprises must navigate through increasingly complex supply chain landscapes will never slow down. Which is why AWS-supported Internet of Things (IoT) solutions can help logistics firms monitor, manage and track inventory from start to finish at the pace they have to meet, no questions asked.
With more and more cloud services diversifying and providing value to the companies that adopt them, it’s important your organization be prepared to use them. In instances where you believe your employees need assistance, consider the ways in which an AWS training program could help them improve their skills and their output.
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