The typical approach for accessing our data is locally on hard drives or via a mapped drive to a server. While this is good enough to access your data when you are in the office or on your own computer, in the modern workplace you need more.
Your workforce is highly mobile and need to access data remotely, often times while on the go. With work being done by employees out of the office it is vital to have the data available.
So how do you access data remotely?
There are many ways you can handle this and strategies will differ depending on the size of your organization, the number of users you’ve got, the internet services that you have but essentially what you want to do is getting that data up on the cloud.
The conventional method
Remote desktop apps and sharing files via VPN have been default strategies for many organizations. As your business grows so does you data storage and user base. Going with the “conventional” methods can still work for you.
Typical these methods require additional infrastructure and you do need to ensure high levels of availability so that users have access when they need it most.
Leaning on cloud storage
Cloud has proven its worth and while many are still mulling over the need to adopt this, delaying the move will only cost time and money.
The key components to address here are agility and safety. Cloud-accessible data can give you and your organization faster, more reliable data access and sharing options. Using Cloud also means keeping your data safe and away from your location so that when tragedy strikes, you have backup for everything.
With cloud storage you can easily access data online. Just get into the service platform, log in and you are good to go. Need to share files? No problem. You can grant access to individuals via service-generated link or use their email to grant them permission to view files.
It is easy to see why the latter is the better option. It will serve you long term if you choose to go what is currently adopted by businesses worldwide. Bear in mind that the transition towards cloud is happening now and it will continue.