Every business relies on some sort of productivity. Whether it’s sales, manufacturing, distributing, managing, or support. If you are looking for a way to get more from your staff, giving them direct access to all the data they need to do their job properly can go a long way toward putting them in a position to succeed.
One way that many organizations have helped their employees become more productive is by embracing cloud computing. With cloud applications and file sharing, people can get the access they need from anywhere that has an Internet connection, on any device that supports a web browser. Today, we’ll introduce you to the modern cloud-hosted productivity suite, and how they may just be what the doctor ordered for your business.
Cloud-Based Productivity Suites
The productivity suite has been around for decades. It typically offers users a note taking application, a word processor, a spreadsheet program, and a presentation software. Today these suites are available in the cloud which provides users the newest version of the software, integration with the other software in the suite, and associated cloud storage for an affordable monthly fee billed per user. This eliminates the headaches attached to older productivity suites that demanded that IT administrators upgrade to new versions of the software when they are released, and also the need to manage the licensing of the software. By giving your employees access to productivity applications from anywhere, many organizations see increases in collaboration, cooperation, and productivity.
Pitfalls for Seamless Access
Access to applications, storage and more through the cloud can provide a big boost for a business, but there are some qualifications that need to be addressed. First of all, we all know that security is extremely important for any organization. The more devices allowed to access your business’ data, the more potential security issues can pop up. To mitigate the risk of providing your employees with this kind of seamless access, the IT professionals at Network Management Services suggest that you integrate a virtual private network (VPN) solution for your employees. This solution provides the necessary security by presenting workers an encrypted tunnel in which to send and receive data, mitigating the chances that data can be intercepted when sent or received through the VPN.
If you are looking to give your staff the tools they need to be productive in the office and on the go, reach out to our consultants today and they can present you with the right technology for your needs. Call us today at (707) 268-8850 to learn more.