IT is often seen as the department remote team choose to ignore. And to be honest, it’s understandable. It’s complicated and why would you take care of that when more than a thousand tools can help you with accessing files remotely? Because you don’t need to have a background in IT to get meaningful advantages to your remote team. The only IT sub-domain you should pay attention to is cloud computing.
Here’s my top three reasons why your remote team should take interest to cloud computing:
Well, for starters: computer resources.
If you’re like me, you’re always have more than 10 tabs open on your laptop. When you have a huge rush with a handful of tasks, you cannot handle a slow computer. Also, your computer is not eternal and will became more and more obsolete after usage. Did you know that a cloud-powered computer has on-demand computer resources to control your performance and it doesn’t hurt your hardware since you’re not using it—it’s in the Cloud.
Alright, performance is one thing. The next one is dull; Cybersecurity.
Cybersecurity is like insurance. It’s not the most exciting domain. But it’s crucial, now more than ever for remote teams. Coronavirus related cyber-threats has increase of 475% in last March and it’s representing more opportunities from hackers to scam people. Not everyone inside your team is tech-savvy, or doesn’t know better to dodge malicious emails. A ransomware can cost a lot of money and make your laptop unusable. That’s not the best situation when you’re living the digital nomad life or if you’re in the middle of a project delivery.
To finish all that, let’s talk about flexibility.
Some of the applications you might use are only available on desktop. To be fair, web apps are way less safe than desktop apps and some businesses don’t have the resources to provide a cloud version. Cloud computing can provide you with desktop apps accessible remotely through desktop virtualization.
Cloud computing has been here since 2006 and has become a exploding topics in the last years, but a lot of people still don’t know how this technology can help them.
I’m curious if you guys have a remote IT department in your teams or how do you manage your laptops over your organization. And let me know if I was able to educate you on the subject of cloud computing today!
P.S. If this technology interest you, I’m launching a desktop virtualization platform on Product Hunt in 2020-2021. Feel free to follow me on PH to make sure you don’t miss it.