Working from home is a dream for thousands of people. For many, the freedom to choose your own hours and to combine your professional life with your family or personal life is priceless.
However, today we find ourselves in a scenario where many employers have been forced to tell their workers that they must work from home after the coronavirus was declared a global pandemic. Are companies equipped for this challenge? How can employees work efficiently from home?
If, in your company, you have had to shift your employees to working remotely, we recommend that you pay close attention to the enormous benefits that cloud computing brings to remote working and in managing a company’s operations faster and more efficiently.
Cloud-based systems like Salesforce not only manage all your data effectively, reducing costs or levelling-up competitive advantages. They also help maintain collaboration between teams or individuals, located anywhere in the world, as long as they are connected to the Internet. In other words, cloud computing truly enables collaboration while people are working remotely and not sitting anywhere near each other.
Now, maybe the first questions that come to mind are: how secure is cloud-based software? or how do you keep active collaboration between your company’s teams and their bosses while they are working from home? Here is a summary that quickly answers your questions:
We understand that there will be numerous security concerns when first contemplating a switch to cloud computing. The main point is that the security offered by a system like Salesforce, for example, ensures all your files, programs, and other valuable information do not fall into the wrong hands. Data is controlled only by those who have access, and you decide who those people are.
According to Salesforce: “for one thing, a cloud host’s full-time job is to carefully monitor security, which is significantly more efficient than a conventional in-house system, where an organization must divide its efforts between a myriad of IT concerns, with security being only one of them. And while most businesses don’t like to openly consider the possibility of internal data theft, the truth is that a staggeringly high percentage of data thefts occur internally and are perpetrated by employees. When this is the case, it can actually be much safer to keep sensitive information offsite.”
Cloud-based software is an intelligent solution to overcome the coronavirus crisis particularly as one of the great benefits of this technology is that cloud computing allows you to remotely access your company’s corporate data (Operations, Finance, Marketing, etc.) through any mobile device that has Internet access. So the problem of mobility and how to keep your teams working from home could be solved in just a couple of clicks.
That’s right. You can access your organization from your laptop, your tablet or even from your phone. That way, you can make sure no one is left out.
Connect employees across your organization
Collaboration today is crucial to keep your business alive. Cloud computing enables collaboration amongst people working virtually; and, making Mobility something achievable.
Chatter, for example, is Salesforce’s collaboration platform that lets teams talk effortlessly in real-time. Sometimes described as using the social media tools, which we’re accustomed to using in our personal lives, it’s actually been built for the work environment. In Chatter, everyone can post about their work or projects, as well as comment on others’ posts, so it functions as a collaborative forum and chat.
To work on documents together, Quip is a great tool that fosters collaborative online working, similar to Google Docs, where you can edit documents easily and quickly. At the same time, you can tag your colleagues to assign them tasks or leave comments, knowing that everything will be done virtually.
However, these aren’t the only tools you can use. You can also integrate hundreds of Apps into Salesforce and keep working on a regular basis, no matter where you are or how far you are away from your colleagues. To find more details about how collaboration works in Salesforce, check these articles here.
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