As many of us found ourselves working from home for the first time, we quickly discovered the challenges that came with it. However, those of us who were already working with Office 365 and other cloud-based solutions will have no doubt found the transition to remote working much easier than those still on legacy equipment/technologies.
Cloud-based solutions have been around for quite some time, but there still seems to be some apprehension towards their effectiveness. This ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ attitude will only cause businesses to get left behind.
Off-premises technologies allow employees to access everything they need from anywhere in the world, as long as they have an internet connection. This ease of accessibility is one of the main reasons for solutions like telephony shifting towards these cloud-based iterations. Tools like Microsoft Teams, Slack, and Zoom allow teams to collaborate seamlessly in real-time.
A lot of concerns revolve around the security of data when working off-site, but cloud solutions can provide enhanced security features such as two-factor authentication, data encryption, and backup & recovery.
Scalability is another huge benefit, as your business can increase or decrease the level of service you require as needed. This is particularly useful for businesses that experience seasonal fluctuations or those that need to quickly respond to changing market conditions.
Even small businesses can take advantage of the benefits of cloud-based solutions, as the need to invest in expensive hardware or infrastructure is drastically reduced. You simply pay for what you need on a subscription basis.
With OpenReach switching off digital networks before 2026, telephony is just one of many technology solutions that will be switching to a cloud-based alternative. As we continue to navigate the new world of work, cloud-based solutions will undoubtedly play an important role in enabling businesses to adapt and thrive in a remote environment.
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