Even in a post-covid world, many companies are still opting to keep part or even all of their team fully remote. Having remote workers can have many benefits, such as having sales representatives in various parts of the world, as well as being able to reach markets that may have been previously untapped.
If you have employees working from home, you should heavily consider having a cloud hosted software setup. Having such a setup is key to maintaining a cost-effective and operational remote work environment, not mention secure.
Cloud Computing Keeps Everything Accessible
By having a remote/cloud-based setup, your team doesn’t need to worry about using company-owned devices to access what they need to access. By not having this digital leash on your workers, they can access all their needed programs and files from their own computer, or a company-provided laptop anyways.
This, ultimately, makes remote work much more viable, because they won’t need to go into the office to do their work. There are also several affordable programs out there that keep your employees’ devices safe and monitored, if your company is worried about cybersecurity.
No Excessive Programs
By having a sort of pay-as-needed setup with your cloud programming, your company won’t have to pay extra for various subscriptions to different programs. Oftentimes, an office with remote workers will invest into various programs meant to make remote work easier. Task assignment programs, premium accounts of commonly-used communication software, and paying top-dollar on a monthly basis for premium storage subscriptions are just some of the ways that companies may inadvertently go over-budget because they feel their remote team needs all these services.
By having a cloud computing setup, your team will be able to pay for programs as needed, and not have to worry about paying for subscriptions that might be under-utilized by their team. Some tools may even allow shared access, meaning that all employees access and use the same account, that too will save money.
As mentioned above, having cloud computing means that your team won’t need to use company-owned computers, go into an office, or pay excessive fees for various programs. This all means that your company will end up paying far less in overall fees.
By not having to rent office space, buy an office’s worth of desktop computers, and maintain several subscriptions to programs that may eventually go unused, your company will have plenty more funding to allocate to other uses. Whether it’s for expanding the company, hiring new employees or investing in even better cloud computing services, your company will have the funds they need to do it. Further, you might have the funds now to help pay for an employee’s internet use at home, something that should go over well with the workforce.