How Cloud Services Keep Your Business Running
In the near future, more and more businesses are going to realize that the cloud is going to be where most of the work is done on a daily basis. Cloud services are already immensely popular, and this trend is only going to continue as smartphones become more advanced and tablets become more powerful. When you consider the fact that everyone in your business can talk to each other via video from their mobile devices at any time, it should make you wonder why anyone is still going to the office in the first place. The cloud is actually going to lead to much more freedom for employees, and employers should embrace this freedom and let their workers loose.
Cloud services are known for bringing people closer together for a variety of different reasons, but the most productive reason for bringing people together is to work on a project or have a meeting. Many businesses are already operating without the use of a physical office space, because everyone can talk with each other and work on their projects through the cloud. For example, a marketing & development firm does not need to have their content writers and image designers come into the office, because they can send all of their work remotely through Gmail or Google Docs. Even when these people need to talk to the client, they can do that through Skype or their cell phone.
Another perk of cloud services is that anyone can make changes to a project at any point during the day. Even when someone is at home cooking dinner, they can write down a good idea that popped into their head and post it to the cloud. Other co-workers may actually contribute their input to that change before the next working day begins. In fact, the whole idea of the working day really goes out the window, because everyone can basically put in their two cents on a project at certain points during the day.
The only time when people really need to get together is for a meeting. This is something that is still handled much better at a physical location, but cloud services are also able to set you up with video conference calls. When everyone can chat at one point in time, it makes the brainstorming process much more efficient. Once everyone knows their role on a certain project, they will be able to work in their own time and get the project done when they feel up to the task.
By Kyle Torpey