In the first week of the global pandemic, over 16 million US workers made the transition to remote work. Instantly, companies were tasked with implementing the technology employees needed to safely complete their jobs from home. This included making investments in video conferencing tools, collaboration software, and cloud computing.
While companies are dealing with the implications of COVID-19 across departments, cloud computing is a great solution for several IT-related work from home issues. Outlined below are some of the remote work concerns that cloud computing can solve.
One of the most important advantages amid the global pandemic is that cloud computing allows employees the flexibility to work from home. With a cloud-based storage system, remote employees can access corporate data and resources via laptops, smartphones, and other devices from anywhere with Internet access. Even in case of an Internet outage, files can be temporarily saved for later use, allowing for true mobility, even offline.
Even though teams will be working remotely, cloud computing facilitates collaboration. It allows employees to connect, share ideas, and more seamlessly work on projects – even when they are not physically in the same room. For example, when documents are saved to the cloud, teams can access, edit, and share the same documents from anywhere, anytime. Teams can view documents in real-time and work in the documents simultaneously. This enables teams to collaborate without having to spend time tracking down the most up-to-date versions or sharing sensitive data over email.
With cloud-based systems, files and data are kept extremely safe. Cloud computing is built with cybersecurity at the center. With cloud-based collaboration apps, remote workers are sending fewer sensitive files that could be intercepted over email, and cloud encryption protects data from hackers. Also, cloud-servers are the ultimate backup system. Should anything happen to a worker’s physical device, all files, emails, and digital records have been automatically backed up to the cloud.
As organizations continue to adapt to remote and hybrid workforces, the future of cloud computing remains more important than ever. If you’re interested in migrating to the cloud or want to assess your current cloud computing platform, schedule a call today.