One of the largest changes brought about by Cloud Computing is the rise of the remote workforce. There are now job search sites dedicated to telecommuting postitions and the numbers are steadily climbing. How can you and your business benefit from this new trend?
Increased talent pool – You are no longer tied to hiring in one region. Utilizing the Cloud and embracing the idea of remote work means that you can look farther away for talent that is best suited to your business needs.
Data Security – The same Cloud network that keeps your workers connected, will help protect your business critical data. All of your data will reside on a server and not individual computers and devices. This server may be owned by you or your Cloud Service Provider but should be housed in a secure data center that meets strict security standards and certifications.
Reduced office costs – Now that your employees are not tied to the office, you can downsize your costs. The business owner is no longer required to purchase costly hardware since the employee is able to use their own preferred device. Many companies choose to keep a small central office, while others forego the idea of a traditional office. In this case, all employees work remotely from “satellite offices”.
Productivity and Morale – Remote workers often have higher morale and increased productivity. This is because the work/life balance is made easier. Along with the ability to work from anywhere, they can also work at anytime.
The remote workforce is growing and shows no signs of slowing down. Many businesses can and should utilize a remote workforce as an avenue for growth and expansion.