Working from home with a Hosted Desktop is easy-peasy
As the Coronavirus statistics continue to head in the wrong direction, the UK Government have updated their advice to work from home if they can.
For the workforces that have remained at home through this pandemic and those who are heeding the recently updated advice, the same question for business owners arise. How can employees effectively work from home when they are away from the office environment? How can we continue to serve our customers and run our business with so many employees away from their desks? Will this impact efficiency and communication?
OK, let’s be clear – there aren’t any clouds*. Let us explain.
In the simplest terms, cloud computing means storing and accessing company data and apps over the Internet, instead of locally, on your computer’s hard drive. Along with cost savings and enhanced security and data backups, this ultimately means that your business data and apps can be accessed….well, from anywhere, and on most devices. A perfect solution for unchaining employees from the office and allowing them to work efficiently, regardless of location.
* The cloud is just a metaphor for the Internet.
Whilst many factors need to be taken into consideration, business continuity is vitally important to ensure you can continue to serve your customers, regardless of location.
Whilst we need to appreciate the current climate may have an impact on staffing levels, a Hosted Desktop by Desktop On Demand will allow your staff to work as efficiently sitting in their home office, as they would at HQ. With Desktop On Demand, location isn’t an issue.
Working from home with a Desktop On Demand is….well, simply easy.?
One of the major advantages of cloud computing, whether you are an SME or Enterprise, is the ability for employees to work anywhere without the consequences of losing team collaboration and productivity.
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The cloud can actually save your business money in the long run. Not having to support or upgrade traditional on-site servers is already cash in your pocket and a lot less hassle! If your business isn’t expanding as much as you hoped, this is money wasted on costly infrastructure. Cloud computing, such as Desktop On Demand can seamlessly scale up and down so your business is only paying for what it needs.
Accessibility is one of the key benefits of cloud computing. Employees can access company files on a shared drive, or you can restrict folder permissions. Gain access using laptops, desktops or tablets or mobile phones – it’s that easy.
A misconception of cloud computing is that it can devalue the collaborative experience when working away from the office. In fact, it can help and facilitate collaboration even further.
The cloud is accessed over the internet, which allows employees to virtually stay connected – sharing ideas, presentations, documents, apps, and video conferencing to enhance the collaboration experience.