Cloud computing gives us the ability to work and collaborate anywhere. IT Infrastructure is now so advanced that companies have developed ways to put all necessary information for any type of collaborative effort, such as a project, onto ‘the cloud’, meaning the data and information can all be accessed from anywhere and anyone with authorised access. This means that a company can have a team working on a project without it being required that they are all in the same room.
What exactly does cloud computing offer the workplace?
Cloud computing offers mobility. The ability to collaborate with different people from all over the world is extremely convenient. Employees can access information from anywhere and from a multitude of devices. Cloud computing has gotten much cheaper which has allowed much smaller companies to be able to compete with larger ones without needing a large budget.
What does cloud computing have in store for the future?
The future will be less about having a work/life balance and it will be more like a blend of the two. The idea of working a 9 to 5 may not always remain. The idea of the home office is about to change when you can carry your entire work with you anywhere on a small device.
What are the downsides to cloud computing?
The downsides of cloud computing is privacy. If your cloud isn’t secure, information can be accessed by other people which can be dangerous for a company. Also if a person loses a device that has access to the cloud, it can be bad news for a company. There are many drawbacks for cloud computing, but they are easily outweighed by the positives.
Cloud computer is the future enabler for collaboration in a global workplace and should make working together much more efficient.