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Will Cloud Computing Transform Office and WFH? Featured

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For years, cloud computing was just but a hype that many had no interest in. But this was not until the COVID-19 pandemic came in knocking. As the world took extreme measures to limit infections, including minimizing working from offices, it dawned to many organizations that cloud computing was indeed critical for their survival. Amid the current situation that not many had anticipated, businesses need to find solutions to continue their operations despite not being able to work from physical offices. This means one thing, adopting cloud solutions and work from home (WFH) strategies. Here are some benefits that cloud computing is offering to organizations as they enforce WFH strategies.

  • Saves on space

Physical offices are some of the leading contributors to the high cost of running businesses. However, with the cloud, you can save thousands of dollars each month thanks to online collaboration and interaction, which does not require you to fill physical office spaces with cabinets, desks, data centers, and messy cables. Working on the cloud allows you to store everything virtually.

  • Easy accessibility of employees

Unlike going to a physical workplace every morning with many challenges such as traffic jams, the cloud allows employees to easily access their work portals with just a few mouse clicks. With just an internet connection, employees can access their workplaces from anywhere. Employees can simply log into the work portals, email accounts and work on files and whatever they require to get their jobs done.

  • Easy collaboration

Working together among employees through teams is what drives productivity in organizations. It boosts morale.  With cloud-based platforms such as Microsoft Teams, employees can interact by hosting video meetings with other teams and share details of projects they are working on, and the progress can also be shared through other platforms.

  • Cloud saves on money

With the WFH arrangement, many organizations now realize that many costs can be saved by embracing a cloud-based work environment. This might be one of the most attractive things to companies. After all, who does not like to save money? Embracing cloud can cut down costs associated with hardware, software and workspaces, and other office supplies.  There are also many other issues, such as high electricity bills when operating physical servers, not to mention risks associated with having a physical server on-premise. Cloud computing is an excellent solution to all this. It also ensures the safety of data and employees.

  • Increased Scalability and higher productivity

Unlike on-premise hardware, cloud storage is highly scalable and can quickly grow your business. It allows you to easily and quickly increase your storage without any challenges in terms of reconfigurations. When your business is not doing well, you can quickly reduce the storage by eliminating the storage space you don’t need.

Furthermore, the cloud gives employees everything they need to do their jobs. It streamlines productivity and makes collaboration among the workers easy through cutting-edge remote working capabilities that cloud service providers offer.

  • Enhanced security

Security has become one of the most critical aspects for businesses today. Regardless of whether your business is nonprofit or for-profit, security is a critical aspect that must be observed accordingly. No matter the type of cloud you use (public, private or hybrid), you are assured of top security in the market, unlike the on-premise systems, which are often outdated. Since data is distributed in servers across different locations with advanced security, hackers often face challenges trying to steal data. Switching from on-site servers to the cloud can assure you that you store data in the most guarded systems.

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