With the COVID-19 pandemic, many business owners are cutting costs and jeopardizing their organization’s efficiency as a result. If you want to avoid this outcome, you should invest in cloud technology. The cloud will not just help you save money, but it will also help your business run more efficiently.

The COVID-19 pandemic has many business owners cutting costs. Unfortunately, some businesses will become less efficient as a result. We hate to see that happen, so we’re going to share an effective way to maintain efficiency while also cutting costs!

Maintains continuity and improves efficiency

Many businesses have been forced to change how they operate to meet social distancing requirements. With employees working remotely, companies must find a way to keep workers connected and provide them with the resources they need.

Luckily, cloud technology can help solve this problem. When you upload your work data to the cloud, your files are kept in a server that can be accessed using the internet. That means, your employee can access these files from any location using an internet-connected device, like a laptop, and the right login credentials.

Better yet, the cloud lets multiple user work on files simultaneously, and changes to the file are all visible in real-time. You can collaborate with your team on files as though you were all in the same room!  

Lastly, cloud-based communication tools like Slack or Microsoft Teams allow your team to chat, make calls, and video conference one another with ease. Incorporating these cloud solutions improves efficiency, productivity, and engagement while overcoming the challenges of social distancing.

Cut expenses and save time, effort, and money

Transitioning from onsite operations to remote work can be difficult. One of the most frustrating and time-consuming parts of this change is making sure your staff have the hardware and software to do their jobs from home.

In some instances, you’ll need to purchase hardware for your employees like laptops or desktop computers. Sometimes, specific software needs to be purchased and installed on employee devices.

But with cloud computing, you don’t need to buy new hardware. You can host your applications on the cloud, allowing employees to run them using a web browser without installing the product on their devices.

This is particularly helpful if the software you use has a limit on the number of devices it can be installed on. You may also save money by not needing to upgrade older devices to run the applications, since staff computers won’t host the application directly.

Should you incorporate the cloud into your business model?

Yes! The need for flexible work options and remote access is not going away anytime soon. The cloud will make your business more resilient in the face of unforeseen events like the coronavirus pandemic, so your business operations can continue without a hitch.

The workplace has changed. Is your business keeping up? Contact us for a FREE computer network audit and we’ll assess the overall health and viability of your business technology at no cost to you! Call us today at 914-934-9775 or email us at info@p-connect.com and request a consultation to get started!