Welding is probably the last industry that comes to mind when you think of cloud computing, but many welding companies have actually taken advantage of this new type of computing to make their business run more smoothly and thus become more profitable.
The reason that cloud computing has helped welding companies comes down to the nature of the work involved in welding. It is a craft that really requires the ability to measure your success with different projects, whether it be work on houses or warehouses. Consequently, being able to store analyses on the cloud is a very easy, and therefore efficient, way to do this.
In the past, being able to monitor each welders performance and finished work was often an extraneous task that took up time and resources, making it not really worth it for companies aiming for high profits. The obvious downside is that reputations could easily be damaged by consistent subpar welding works, thus losing profit in the long run. With the cloud, analyses can be stored for every piece of work, so if you are a manager at a welding company you can keep a close check on how your employees are doing. But how does this work?
All managers need to do to monitor employees is to connect to the cloud using an ethernet cable, then they will be given their own login which is secured with a password. That’s it. Then, you can start analysing employee performance via the data that comes through for each employee via their individual serial numbers.
This could also mean that if you are an employee (or just a regular person looking to do some work on your own house, for that matter) you can look at the available information on the relevant cloud storage so you can find a wealth of welding information that will allow you to carry out the work more efficiently. There are of course many ways to store such information, however, which begs the question: Why is the cloud so much more technically efficient?
The main reason is that it gets rid of the need for on-site servers, which require a lot of technical expertise and therefore cost a lot more to use. Things that would usually take up valuable time like software upgrades are done on the cloud automatically, further reducing costs through time reduction.