The Benefits of Cloud Computing This Winter
With winters in the UK getting worse, businesses are suffering due to their workforces finding it more and more difficult to make it into the office. We do not yet have the necessary support on the roads to keep them clear year-round, although this is a commitment that the government is slowly getting to grips with each year. Even as this awareness improves, there will undoubtedly still be problems for people getting to work across the nation.
So what can be done to combat the millions of pounds lost each year to the bad weather?
One solution is to ensure that your workforce is able to log in and complete a day’s work at home if necessary. Although each person’s living arrangements are different and some may find it easier than others, it is of amazing benefit to ensure that your workforce can log in to critical business systems and databases from their own living room or study. To have access to essential information and critical tools from a laptop or desktop computer at home provides a great opportunity to be flexible.
Snow and ice can leave the UK roads in a dangerous condition, and the last thing you want is to risk the safety of your employees. By using cloud technology, you are mitigating this risk and encouraging year-round productivity.
Of course, there are some risks associated with storing your data on the cloud, and these must be addressed. Security has to be a primary consideration, and to have a large workforce with unlimited access to systems and sensitive data can be a problem if not managed correctly. However, modern cloud technologies allow for highly regulated access and strict security, ensuring that your critical information is protected.
Cloud computing solutions aren’t just for large established businesses, as much of the technology is ideal for startups and SMEs, too. The increased level of flexibility is a major benefit for a young and dynamic enterprise, and this is especially important in the Winter months. Costs are becoming more affordable, and with developments in security and reliability, cloud technology has arrived as one of the key catalysts to more efficient and productive business.
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