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This article by Neil Monahan originally appeared on the Brandworkz Blog and we think our readers will find this article useful. “One brand, one voice”. It’s a maxim that you hear often, and quite rightly so we believe. But what does it mean? Why is having a united and consistent brand so important for an organisation, even internally?
Anyone who has played online games has experienced the power of virtually controlling a high-performance remote server application. When gaming, it may feel like you’re on your desktop or the latest version of your favorite console, but you’re actually using these devices to virtually control activity in a cloud computing environment. This virtual setup allows you to move and operate at speeds that may surpass the capability of your local desktop computer. What if you could apply this same cloud gaming concept to controlling virtual workstations running all of your creative applications?
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Whether your organisation is a small startup or a multinational enterprise, you need to determine whether your next tech investment will be a monolithic all-in-one solution or an integration of best-of-breed applications. Although a single piece of software is usually easier to set up, it may not be able to fit your business as well as a system built with multiple applications.
This article originally appeared on the Intelligencebank Blog and we think our reader will find it useful. When brands assess risk and how that might impact their ongoing business, brand compliance is a consistent concern. Companies spend eye-watering portions of their marketing budgets building brand equity, yet a lack of consistency, unapproved content or activity which isn’t aligned to the companies values can destroy this in minutes.
It was never a matter of if and only a matter of when organizations would need to move portions of their operations to the cloud. Many companies were already working in the cloud or making plans to do so when the COVID-19 work-from-home mandates were announced. Companies lacking cloud-based infrastructures were forced to quickly put a plan of action into place.
Businesses evolve, they grow, they restructure. At one point or another, all marketing and creative organisations will have to update or upgrade a significant portion of their tech stack, as their existing processes and workflows become outdated with new advances in technology.