Productivity is crucial to every workplace. If your employees are not properly leveraging their opportunities to be productive, then they are ultimately costing your business a considerable amount. Thanks to technology solutions, you can help your employees stay productive in numerous ways--chief among them being access to crucial data and applications.
The first technology that might make you think of productivity is access to the cloud. Thanks to the cloud, many businesses are taking advantage of services that might not otherwise be accessible without using a desktop or similar device. We’ll walk you through some of the ways that your business can take advantage of the cloud and other access technology to improve productivity.
Cloud-Based Productivity Suites
Most businesses need access to certain applications in order to be productive, often including a word processor, slideshow creator, and spreadsheet software. If you store them on your internal network, it might be difficult to access them if you haven’t already taken measures to enable such access. One of the ways you can do this is by storing any critical applications and data in a cloud-based environment. Any allowed devices will be able to access data in the cloud, as well as open any applications that are stored on your infrastructure--all by simply accessing them through a web-based dashboard. This allows employees to work hard, even when they aren’t in the office, as well as being able to do so on devices which they are most familiar with. This allows them to get even more done in the same amount of time.
Seamless Access Has Its Toll
While it’s especially important that your business employees have anytime-anywhere access to assets, the question of security will always remain an issue for your business. With more devices than ever before accessing your business’ data, it’s critical that you take measures to secure it. One of the best ways to do so is by implementing a virtual private network for remote data transmission. A VPN provides your employees with a great way to access data in a secure fashion. Essentially, any information sent to or received by your mobile devices through a VPN has to travel through an encrypted tunnel, where it must be decrypted before being viewed. This means that even if it’s intercepted along the way, it’s unlikely that any unauthorized eyes will be able to tell what the data is. We recommend that any organization using mobile devices for more productivity implement a VPN.
Does your organization want more seamless access to its data? Ferrum Technology Services can help. To learn more, reach out to us at 847-697-3282.