The multitude of internet connected devices that are on offer today can represent a challenging scenario for many people. Of course, so many offices and other business organisations now use them as standard in their daily workflow that it is not possible to simply avoid using them. For most Australians working in the 21st century today, getting used to technology and how it is implemented at work is simply par for the course. There is no getting around it.
Most of us are familiar with how smartphones operate and how they can make our personal lives easier. Of course, at many workplaces, they are also necessary to daily workflow. For example, being able to receive and respond to emails after hours expands one’s working flexibility and allows the business as a whole to operate with fewer time constraints. Cloud technologies actually make business easier by improving and speeding up daily workflow and operations.
Most of us use the Cloud without even realising it in our personal lives. If you have an IPhone, you already have access to Apples iCloud. If you have a Dropbox account, you can already backup the photos from your phone to it so that you can access them from anywhere. In both of these examples the implementation of Cloud technologies makes our lives easier. But how can this type of technology allow us to work more effectively and manage all of the devices we are expected to use on a daily basis?
Making Your Working Life More Efficient
In the past, if one wanted to work outside of working hours, one had to actually go to work after hours and clock on. This was not always easy and was certainly an inconvenience for most people. The advent of the mobile phone changed a lot of that because it meant that we could be contacted after hours. Once we could access our emails outside of work, it also meant that some people could work remotely, and even get things done when they were not at work.
Fast forward a little, and we now have a multitude of internet connected devices clamouring for our attention. Now that we have smartphones and tablets, we can use them as primary methods of accessing data in the Cloud. Of course, the deployment of these Cloud technologies may still be shrouded in mystery to some, but consider the benefits:
- Efficiency: When data is in the Cloud, it can be accessed by anyone with an internet and Cloud connected device from anywhere. This means that work can be done outside of working hours, or can be done from literally anywhere there is a connection to the Cloud. For many workers, the dream of telecommuting has become a reality.
- Convenient: Not so long ago, moving files from one device to the next was a real pain. It required disks or other forms of storage. If your business has migrated to the Cloud, data can be accessed from anywhere. This means no more moving large files so that they can be dealt with over the weekend!
The implementation of Cloud technologies in a working environment means that everyone can access, share, and work with data from wherever they have an internet connection and an internet enabled device, be it a tablet or smartphone. Cumbersome file sharing a juggling multiple devices is a thing of the past!
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