Combatting Crises with Cloud Technology
We live on tenterhooks wondering when and if the next business crisis may occur, what it will be, and how it will impact our working lives. First we had the threat of the tube strikes last month and now we have the Rugby World Cup creating the fear of overcrowded trains and general travel disruption. As a result, HR managers have had to make plans to ensure the impact and disruption on employee productivity and welfare during these ‘peak’ times is minimised.
It’s no secret that cloud technology has been a saving grace for businesses at times like these, as it provides an infrastructure that allows businesses to run smoothly regardless of location, or sporting events. But how does it do this?
In today’s environment, we need regular contact with co-workers, suppliers and customers. Should a crisis situation occur, it’s crucial this connectivity isn’t interrupted.
Not only does cloud technology enable connectivity through allowing access to documents and file sharing, but cloud-based video conferencing technology is now readily available to host meetings and discussions as if you were sitting in the same room.
When working in a business environment, often data held and documents stored contain sensitive information. Whether it is customer data, financial information or future plans, businesses are nervous about how these documents are accessed within the confines of the workplace, let alone remotely when workers are unable to reach the office.
Cloud technology has not only allowed us to stay connected, but also facilitated a secure way of accessing these files. HR managers and business leaders should feel confident that regardless of where files are being accessed, they’re secure.
Most importantly, cloud technology doesn’t mind where you are.
In today’s working environment, not only is remote working supported as part of everyday life, but we’re also forced to change our working location from time to time when a crisis hits. For HR managers, having the peace of mind that workers can continue to work regardless of location is a priority.
Cloud technology has revolutionised the way in which we operate day-to-day – here at BlueJeans it means we can chat to our colleagues across the pond and act like one connected business! It’s made our lives easier and provided a mechanism, which helps us to cope in crisis situations. I have no doubt that in time, as more businesses turn to cloud-based technology for more elements of the business from video conferencing to data management, we’ll see a greater number of benefits from adopting a cloud-based model.