Many businesses might no longer provide their employees option to choose if they would like to work from home or at the office. Some have had to overnight move a large portion of their business around to accommodate employees working from home in an effort to keep their businesses running. One thing that can help with this is by moving to the cloud. This can allow company resource to be accessed in different areas (file sharing, employee management, customer management, security, and collaboration), and ultimately provide shared benefits.
Start with the Professionals
To start, you should have an IT professional look over whatever systems you are using in order to make sure you transition effectively so your employees are secure and not at risk of leaking information. One of the biggest reasons to move to the cloud is of course the fact that this will let your employees work from home during coronavirus since all they would need to work effectively is a computer.
Another big benefit you might see from working at home is that it can limit the amount of damage that data loss can cause. Data recovery is made far easier by making sure you are keeping backups offline and off-site in the cloud, which is part of our policy for protecting any business. This allows you to be ready to handle any disasters that may come your way, and limit down time.
Using the cloud can also help ensure that your files are more secure from external sources allowing you to have greater limits on what each person can access. This will limit the possibility of someone hacking into your network. It also means that if someone loses physical access to a laptop, that they can make sure that they are wiped or any access to data the laptop has is now revoked so that the laptop is useless. Although this gives you more fidelity to protect the company data, we still strongly recommend you secure each of your employees machines. It’s important to keep them informed on how they can avoid getting viruses, how they can make sure that they do not get their passwords phished, as well as use proper password protocol. From within a company, you can now ensure that only the correct person is getting access to a specific document, and that sensitive information isn’t being shared to the wrong person.
Keep it Updated
Maintenance, especially on-site maintenance, can be accomplished by using cloud services which offer automatic updates since they simply push out updates through their websites without needing everyone to download updates, or the need to install updates on local networks. Since changes are pushed out through the cloud, you can scale up or down more easily, decreasing costs when you have unused space, and upgrade cost when you need to scale up.
These are just some of the benefits of using the cloud for you company. You will notice that by using network optimized software that receive automatic updates, your employees will be able to organize and format items more clearly while the company remains secure.
Looking to get your business more cloud friendly? Consider contacting tekRESCUE, your IT and managed service provider, to see how we can help.