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Why Wait to Transition GIS on Desktop to the Cloud?

Posted by Jay Fowler on Mar 19, 2016 5:54:28 AM

Moving your GIS on Desktop to the cloud is a big decision and one that often comes only after a long calculated decision. While it is no small task, the benefits far outweigh the time that goes into learning how to make the best use of your GIS on Desktop cloud capabilities. The GIS on Desktop platform comes with ArcGIS Online, which gives you access to all your data from anywhere in the world on a centralized secure server. This cloud computing solution for GIS on Desktop isn’t only more convenient for all your map making needs, but it is actually more cost effective. Don’t hesitate to make the move to the cloud if you’re looking for more scalability and flexibility.

The Benefits of ArcGIS Online

ArcGIS Online is quick to deploy from anywhere, giving you the ability to make and share helpful and beautiful maps. Whether you’re in manufacturing and shipping, utilities, or a retail outlet, ArcGIS Online can be crucial to making informed optimal business decisions. The free Cloud Builder app can be managed right from your desktop, making your migration to ArcGIS for Server simpler. If you’re looking for more server space, flexibility to grow, or ease of application deployment, the cloud capabilities of GIS on Desktop are the easiest way for you to stay agile and relevant in your map-making business. ArcGIS Online will undoubtedly increase the efficiency of overall operations no matter your industry or the use of your maps.

GIS on Desktop Cloud Capabilities

Many people overlook the powers of ArcGIS Online when they are using GIS on Desktop in their office. The cloud environment of this cloud-based GIS on Desktop allows anyone from the hobby mapmakers to GIS professionals make and update maps from anywhere. Whether you’re in the field and updating data, or collaborating on a team project remotely, GIS in the cloud makes doing your job more convenient and efficient. Cloud computing also allows for the universal deployment of map apps, which you can share with either a small group of people or everyone. ArcGIS Online is the best way to streamline your operations, whether they are purely GIS related or if your maps are a tool for the rest of your operations.

Better Data Management with GIS on Desktop

With the ArcGIS Online capabilities, you can manage your data in real time all the time. If you have employees that are out in the field doing repairs or collecting geographic data, ArcGIS Online is imperative to keeping your data as up-to-date as possible. If antiquated data management systems are still the norm in your business, you will undoubtedly be ahead of the game by digitizing your processes. You’ll also be making everyone’s jobs easier by getting everything in the cloud, accessible from anywhere on any mobile device.

These are just a few of the many benefits utilizing the cloud capabilities of your GIS on Desktop. ROK Tech is a provider of infrastructure, hosting and training. Don’t hesitate to get the services you need to make the most of ArcGIS. ROK has lots of experience training organizations across many industries. Give us a call to learn more about how GIS on Desktop can be of the best use for your organization.  


Topics: ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Platform, Cloud, GIS

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