We’ve seen all types of organizations embrace remote work over the past few months. The coronavirus pandemic has left non-essential businesses, schools, and daycares with no choice but to close their doors in an effort to minimize the spread of coronavirus, but now, lockdowns are lifting throughout Canada. As we return to some sense of normalcy, what role does the cloud play in the future? Will organizations continue to work remotely? From what we’ve seen, the majority of organizations plan on leveraging a hybrid approach – some employees in the office while others continue to work from home.
Gartner surveyed 317 CFOs to find out their plans for operating in a post-coronavirus world wherein lockdowns are lifted:
It’s clear: remote work isn’t going anywhere. So what does this have to do with the cloud? Well, cloud computing enables anytime, anywhere access to data, systems, and applications. So naturally, it’s time for the cloud to shine. Although the adoption of cloud services has been widespread for quite some time now, it’s never been more popular than it is now – and for good reason.
In the simplest terms, the cloud breaks down barriers – offering the ability to work seamlessly through:
The cloud offers an unparalleled level of business contingency, and in particular, remote work capabilities. You can achieve greater resiliency, agility, and of course, seamless remote work capabilities through the cloud.
If you haven’t migrated to the cloud yet, it’s time to start. The following can be migrated to the cloud:
You can also adopt a productivity suite, such as Microsoft 365, that works via the cloud. Microsoft 365 offers the ability to collaborate with ease using a range of tools and features, such as:
Get in touch with us to speak with one of our technology professionals about migrating to the cloud.
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Published On: 12th June 2020 by Ernie Sherman.