Your employees need a technological environment that gives them the opportunity to be productive. From computers to software to information, everything your employees need to do their jobs needs to be easily accessible. To achieve this, look no further than the cloud.
Thanks to the cloud, many businesses have access to services and applications that were once inaccessible. Even small two-person operations have access to the same infrastructure capabilities that enterprise-level corporations use. All be it in a much smaller capacity. The popularity of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), as well as other as-a-Service offerings, take the responsibility of hosting, monitoring, and maintaining the infrastructure out of the hands of the business owner.
With these technologies, your employees will have a wide array of productivity tools and applications right at their fingertips.
Cloud-Based Productivity Suites
It’s pretty obvious, but businesses need access to specific applications to be productive. These include, but aren’t limited to, a word process, slideshow creator, and spreadsheet software. You can store the apps on your internal network, but that makes it difficult for users to access them. The best way to allow access to all your critical applications and information is within a cloud-based environment.
Any device with the proper credentials can access data and applications on the cloud. This is typically done through a web-based dashboard. The ability to access critical data and applications allow employees to be productive from anywhere, whether they are at the office or traveling for work. Another benefit is allowing employees to use devices they are comfortable with. More and more businesses are moving to a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy, and cloud-based applications make implementing this policy even easier.
Seamless Access Has Its Toll
Convenient as it may be, giving employees easy access to essential data and applications come with security questions. As more devices gain access, you’ll need to put the proper security measures in place, so your data doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.
The most common solution to provide data protection is a virtual private network (VPN). A VPN gives your employees access to all the necessary data and application safely and securely. To put it simply, any information sent to or received by a device through a VPN must travel through an encrypted tunnel. The information then must be decrypted before it can be viewed. If the data is intercepted, the person receiving it will not be able to tell what the data is.
Is it time for your organization to move its application infrastructure to the cloud? If so, IT Support Guys can help. To learn more, call and talk with a specialist today at 855-4IT-GUYS (855-448-4897).