Remember when a company stored tangible information in rows of file cabinets? Today, that seems more than archaic especially when an App on an iPhone can access thousands of files in seconds. Similar to the evolution of enterprise mobility discussed in last week’s blog post, the cloud is evolving how we store, access, and share information both personally and professionally. From sharing photos to legal documents, the concept of a paperless World has become more and more feasible with anywhere, anytime access from any device or desktop. As organizations adapt to supporting enterprise mobility, cloud services are becoming an integral consideration for managing and delivering data and apps with a mobile workforce.
With the adoption of any new technology in the enterprise, security is inevitably a concern and often a reason for deterrence. As CEO of a computer software company, I fully understand the need to uphold the integrity of vital and confidential corporate data, and therefore understand the hesitation of adopting a policy that enables the use of cloud strategy. That being said, the forward momentum of cloud usage in the enterprise is unstoppable, so rather than avoiding, IT departments and business leaders should together discover the best way to implement the use of cloud services as a regular practice. Doing so will bring benefits to the business and flexibility to the enterprise workspace. There are already 2013 cloud predictions that reinforce enterprise organizations are primed to adopt cloud services strategy as a part of their initiatives.
I believe happier employees are more productive employees. Imagine a remote employee, working from his or her home, and unable to get there VPN connection to work properly. They call the IT department and sit on an undesirable phone call trying to sync the token or connect in other ways, causing annoyance. Why can’t something that seems so simple, actually be simple? A solid cloud strategy offers advancements for a fast growing workforce seeking a dependable and secure way to access information and data at work, home or on the road, and the cloud is becoming increasingly recognized as a collaboration platform for employees to share and work together.
Enabling secure access to cloud services means enterprise workers can enjoy access to the information they need to perform their job from any location they desire. First hand, AppSense is focused on delivering Mobile Solutions to embrace enterprise mobility and provide IT managers with the necessary controls that can leverage cloud services while also protecting corporate assets. Business productivity lost as a result of heightened employee dissatisfaction with data access further validates the need to investigate better IT solutions. Reliable data access fosters greater collaboration across the business.
To learn and consider how to securely access data through applications, please stay tuned until next Wednesday for the next post regarding workspace management for data and applications.