With increasing technology, more and more people are not only expected to, but also have the need to, access their office from outside the office, itself. Whether this means responding to business emails after hours or over the weekend, updating documents and projects on-the-go, or any number of other tasks, such practices are quickly becoming the norm. So how can employees be expected to access all the necessary information while traveling or even just from home? Traditionally, this required them to carry around specific company computers and often times cumbersome equipment. But thanks to the cloud, this has become a thing of the past.
Businesses that move their data to the cloud give their employees the ability to access information from more than one device. Cloud computing and messaging systems like Google Apps, which has a Google Apps for Business platform, have the capability to provide businesses with endless benefits. Google Apps for Business allows small to medium-sized businesses and enterprises to access unmatched services in cloud-based collaboration.
With a cloud service like Google Apps for Business, users can expect mobile access, 99.9% uptime, and increased storage capacity, all without any additional hardware and software. Put together, this means that employees can access their email, contacts, calendars, documents, and countless other pieces of information for any location, on any device, at anytime. And with the cloud’s and Google’s collaboration capabilities, users can collaborate with others in real-time – from anywhere.
Businesses working on the cloud not only receive mobile access, but they also experience increased sharing capabilities. With Google Apps features like Google Sites and Google Groups, users can put specific documents, presentations, and discussions, among other files, all in one place where all specified group members, and only these people, have access to them. Such features not only improve productivity, but they also ensure that everyone is working with the same information.
Although some businesses have voiced concerns about the security of their information if it were to be stored on the cloud, this should no longer be a concern. Google Apps platforms offer complete security, verified in third-party SAS70 Type II audit. In the Google Apps platform, users have complete control over the privacy of all information, and can set individual content to varying degrees of privacy as desired.
Employees not only appreciate the mobile access feature of the cloud that allows them to work easily from anywhere, they also appreciate the user-friendly features of Google Apps for Business, which both simplify and improve the carrying out of everyday tasks. Businesses only stand to benefit from the increasingly necessary features of the cloud and services that run on it, like Google Apps.
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