Technological progression and internet penetration continue to transform the way businesses conduct their day to day activities. Businesses are now migrating from the traditional way of doing business and are now leaning towards cloud computing for more agility, efficiency and capabilities for enhanced growth. This major push has brought many data centres to the forefront of technological evolution, while at the same time enabling businesses to leverage their services effortlessly.
Sending business reports can now be done anywhere as long as there is access to a stable internet connection. Different studies reveal that employees who work for businesses that adopted cloud technologies have a much better work-life balance in comparison to those who work for companies that are yet to integrate technology in their operations. Employees can now travel around the world while still performing their duties.
Businesses that encourage flexible working opportunities continue to perform much better than those without. Research shows that flexible working arrangements including remote working contribute heavily to employee productivity.
On top of this, remote working is a cost-effective measure as businesses are able to save on office space and employee travel allowances. While remote working offers workers an effective alternative to the workplace, the management and employers have to ensure that they avail sophisticated cloud tools and services to their employees.
Cloud technology allows businesses to hire employees outside the confines of their business. This, in turn, ensures that business can retain a more agile and talented workforce. In addition, cloud technology also enhances communication within the business especially between employees and the management. Both managers and employees are able to communicate efficiently, thanks to cloud-based applications such as Fleep and Slack.
Effective communication enhances productivity by eliminating barriers such as distance. On the other hand, managers can still choose to eliminate loneliness by organising a periodic face to face meetings. Cloud technology continues to streamline employee interaction.
While cloud computing goes a long way in ensuring remote working, IT managers have to ensure that they adopt the right recipe to cloud computing. Depending on the type and size of the business, IT managers should decide which cloud model to implement.
Remote working can also prove beneficial to organisations during extreme weather conditions. Nonetheless, interpreting cloud computing and remote working into operations of a business is not enough. Businesses should ensure that they have disaster recovery and business continuity plans in place. Managers can use the plan to guide workers working remotely to resuming work responsibilities.
With cloud computing being the norm, it’s imperative for businesses to migrate as soon as possible. By preparing your businesses for the future, you will be putting your company in a much better position for success. On top of that, companies that are hesitant to integrate cloud computing have had a difficult time acquiring new talent. With that said, providing your employees with the necessary tools will not only increase employee satisfaction but will also enhance productivity and loyalty, while cutting unnecessary costs.
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