Remote working - its the evolution of workforce
Updated: Jun 4
Right now, there is an unprecedented focus to enable business employees to work remotely.
So let's pair it right back and simplify. Fundamentally business need to provide access to email and corporate data. Data can be either by way of general office documents or served through applications.
So let's start with email. Mail servers located on-premise aren't as cost effective or durable these days. They also require lots to support and maintenance to ensure continuity of service. Cloud based mail servers, like Google Workspace or Microsoft 365 Business, don't as the service providers manage this on your behalf.
Why put mail in the Cloud? On-site mail servers are constrained by the internet connection connected to the office. Cloud based mail servers have an array of internet connections. They do not rely on any one connection. Said another way. they have high redundancy built in. This is critical. Cloud mail servers now have the distinct advantage of higher availability, accessibility, and performance, everything office staff and remote users require. It also lessens demand on an organisations own IT infrastructure.
The tools to migrate mail servers from on-premise to cloud are well tread these days. Migrations are easy and completed quickly. Implementation can be directed at managing the change for users and the results can be extraordinary for all.
To discuss moving to a cloud mail service book now and understand the ease and power of it.
The next blog post will expand on this further as well as discuss serving applications to remote users.
Keep your social distance and be safe.