Bring your own device

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 already enjoy the advantages and freedoms of the cloud. And working with the cloud is slowly but surely gaining ground in young companies too. Many providers adapt to the new requirements of the market and develop concepts that adapt to the needs of the customer. That Dell BYOD Principle is, for example, a good approach on how to work meaningfully with the cloud. BYOD stands for bring your own device and is therefore almost self-explanatory. The employees use their private mobile devices to access the company data stored there from anywhere via the cloud. Nowadays we are already used to using our tablet or smartphone to access the Internet and check our e-mails while on the move. And many also check business e-mails outside of their working hours and, depending on the urgency, answer them immediately. The BYOD principle now extends the whole thing to other areas. You can then not only check business e-mails, but also access all files and information relevant to 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 are now somewhere on the Internet and are 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. In the case of cloud services, the data is often additionally provided with a Multi-factor authentication secured. If you trust and can rely on the service provider, you should embrace the many benefits of cloud computing and learn to use them to advantage. And the employees will gratefully accept their new freedoms and their new flexibility and repay the trust placed in them with good work and be more productive than ever. In addition, the significantly lower costs of acquisition and maintenance compared to a separate server system speak in favor of the cloud.