You can hardly ignore it if you want to work flexibly and independently: the cloud. There are probably quite a number of people who are already using the cloud without realizing it. With streaming, for example, all content is stored in the cloud and can be accessed when required. Netflix is an example here that is becoming increasingly popular in Germany. Or the synchronization of desktop PCs or laptops with all mobile devices is also largely done via the cloud.
Cloud computing is slowly gaining ground
in their private lives, many people are already enjoying the advantages and freedoms of the cloud. and working with the cloud is also slowly but surely becoming established in young companies. many providers are adapting to the new requirements of the market and developing concepts that are adapted to the needs of the customer. the Dell BYOD principle, for example, is a good approach to how to work sensibly with the cloud. BYOD stands for Bring your own device and is therefore almost self-explanatory. employees use their private mobile devices to access the company data stored there from anywhere via the cloud.
We are already used to checking our e-mails with our tablet or smartphone while on the road, and many people check their e-mails outside of work and answer them promptly depending on the urgency of the matter. The BYOD principle extends this to other areas as well, allowing you not only to check your business e-mails, but also to access any files and information relevant to your work, no matter where you are.
Extreme flexibility through the cloud
The employees are therefore much more flexible in terms of their workplace and their working hours. And there are already studies that prove that this principle increases the productivity and efficiency of the company considerably. More and more people are now able to work from home. Eliminating the annoying journey to the office saves a lot of time and nerves and thus creates new strength and energy that you can invest in your work instead.
With all the advantages, one should also think about safety. The partially strictly confidential company data is now somewhere on the Internet and is therefore generally accessible to anyone with Internet access. There are of course ways and means to protect your data, which of course should be the responsibility of the provider. Here you can protect yourself with user names, passwords and firewalls. With cloud services, the data is often additionally secured with multi-factor authentication .
If you trust and rely on the service provider, you should embrace the many benefits of cloud computing and learn how to leverage them. And employees will gratefully embrace their new freedom and flexibility, repaying the trust placed in them with good work and being more productive than ever. The cloud also has the added benefit of much lower acquisition and maintenance costs compared to a dedicated server system.