Cloud-based applications have the potential to increase productivity for your business. By de-localizing your computing resources, your employees can benefit from ease of access, broader device compatibility, and reliance on local hardware. IT Managed Service Providers are available today to help you determine whether the Cloud is right for you — and support the migration process if so.
Work from anywhere — at the same speed you can in your own office.
Today, Wi-Fi — and increasingly fast Wi-Fi at that — has made connecting to Cloud services easier and more dependable when you’re not in the office. Businesses like law firms and investment advisors can benefit from the ability to access information anywhere. You can also avoid minor disasters like forgetting an important document on your work computer when meeting with a client, or making a mistake on a spreadsheet that requires you to drive to the office over the weekend for correction.
Broaden platform support.
The Mac vs. PC argument may never end, but Cloud can make the disagreement functionally irrelevant. Some Cloud implementations are platform-independent, working across Windows, Macintosh, and Linux computers without a problem. Cloud-based programs, instead of relying on a specific operating system in your office, are web browser-dependent. Employees may work more efficiently on one operating system over another because of personal preferences, familiarity, and/or reliance on OS-exclusive features.
Some Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) Cloud systems can allow your employees to use a PC, a Mac, a ChromeBook, an iPad, an iPhone, an Android, and so on — and even switch between them at their convenience.
Reduce reliance on hardware.
Web applications are usually less reliant on local computer hardware, meaning that workers who use older, slower hardware aren’t held back by their aging devices. Your business can hold on to machines for longer and allocate funding to other productivity-boosting expenses. And since you’re not using local storage to save all your information, you may not need to invest in the biggest and most powerful devices and hard drives.
There are a number of benefits to Cloud-based systems which may be worth considering. With the help of an IT Managed Services Provider, your firm can take advantage of local expertise to determine whether the Cloud is able to meet your specific needs.