How the cloud has transformed the modern workplace
Posted by Nidhi Savla
The impact that the cloud is having on the way businesses work has been compared to the workplace evolution that occurred after the dawn of the Internet. Cloud solutions such as Infrastructure as a Service and Software as a Service; have been credited with drastically improving company-wide efficiency in small businesses and multinational enterprises alike. More and more businesses are realizing the benefits of the cloud. If your organization is yet to undergo the cloud transition, here’s why you should.
Work on the go
The flexibility to work away from the office, at home or when travelling, is a requisite for many businesses today. And with the increasing capability of mobile devices as fully-fledged work tools, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and remote working are viable options for businesses.
The cloud, through services such as Hosted Virtual Desktop, makes your resources, emails and documents available on the go, without the need to store files on local devices. As many businesses have experienced, local storage can cause compliance and data loss issues.
By utilizing the cloud you eliminate the requirement to setup secure and reliable connections to your on premise servers.
Collaboration, especially for businesses that operate in multiple locations, is a continuous task to streamline. The cloud makes teamwork a whole lot easier, as data is stored in one centralized location – there’s no need to email file revisions and have multiple versions of documents saved to multiple machines.
Cloud services such as Hosted Exchange and Sharepoint are built for productivity, promoting sharing and real-time collaboration within the workplace, in an easily manageable way. Overall, faster, efficient teamwork helps your business become agile.
Protecting business critical applications and data has been revolutionized by the cloud. With an offsite cloud backup and disaster recovery implementation, organizations can ensure business continuity more cost-effectively than with legacy options. Cloud Backup is also one of the best ways to protect against ransomware an increasing problem.
Disaster Recovery as a Service means, should an incident occur, disruption to the workplace is reduced as the window for data loss is minimized to a few seconds (faster Recovery Point Objectives), as is the duration of time that services are unavailable to just minutes (faster Recovery Time Objectives).
Cloud-enabling the workplace isn’t just about cutting costs anymore; it’s about keeping up with the innovation curve. The flexibility, efficiency and strategic opportunities that managed cloud solutions simply cannot be ignored by businesses.
To find out how the cloud can transform your workplace, speak to one of BIOS cloud experts.
Topics: Cloud Services, cloud technology
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