The tremendous compute power of the cloud enables real-time collaboration in native languages for our globally diverse workforce, and takes our collaboration and productivity to the next level.
Micron continues to focus on modernizing our platforms with particular emphasis on improving, accelerating, and digitizing our business processes. This enables a mobile experience wherever possible, and continues our cloud journey. When the pandemic began, the cloud let us quickly scale a large, global work-from-home presence. We are continuing our cloud journey by refactoring our applications to take advantage of cloud capability and elasticity. Micron launched a digital transformation strategy that involves providing the resources and time for team members to stay ahead of the evolving technical landscape (Micron University). We've added real-time yield image analytics, enhanced supply chain planning tools and capabilities, and improved our collaborative and productive environments. This includes AR/VR remote assist, an improved end-user experience (Aternity), and using Workday/ServiceNow/Zoom for collaborative improvement across a diverse workforce.
Moving to the cloud isn’t just a cost-saving convenience: it is a production necessity. Starting our journey was, at times, difficult due to a lack of experience and understanding of the benefits of the cloud. We started with some small initiatives, and the team quickly saw some of the benefits related to time-to-market, scale, and capability. This soon became self-sustaining, leading to other initiatives as the team saw how much faster we could deliver critical capability to our business partners.