On June 22, New York City entered the second phase of reopening that permitted workers to return to their offices. However, not all companies are rushing to bring their employees back.
In a survey conducted this month by the Partnership for New York City respondents from 60 companies with Manhattan offices, on average, only 10 percent of their employees would return by Aug. 15. Several big media and technology companies with Manhattan offices had already extended their work-from-home policies through the summer. Others said employees can work remotely through the end of the year.
As you navigate the transition to a new normal, now is the time to reassess your technology needs. One important consideration is determining the need to continue to invest in your server or to migrate to the cloud. Although each organization is unique, the benefits of cloud migration are worth considering for everyone.
Only in the rarest of circumstances should a small business maintain physical servers. A cloud environment eliminates the need to invest in hardware, which not only requires physical space in your office, but appropriate cooling and power, all of which contributes to the company’s bottom line.
One of the major concerns of every business, regardless of size and industry, is the security of its data. Data breaches and other cybercrimes can devastate a company's revenue, customer loyalty and brand positioning.
Today’s Cloud solutions offer many advanced security features that protect data where it’s stored and how it’s accessed.
Cloud storage providers implement baseline protections for their platforms and the data they process, such authentication, access control, and encryption. From there, most enterprises supplement these protections with added security measures of their own to bolster cloud data protection and tighten access to sensitive information in the cloud.
Cloud based solutions are ideal for businesses with growing or fluctuating bandwidth & capacity demands. If your business demands increase, an increase in storage, processing power or memory can happen within minutes, and from any location. Make no mistake, this level of agility provides a competitive advantage to businesses.
Flexible scalability – meaning the ability to add and remove storage, CPU and memory on the fly -- minimizes the risks associated with in-house operational issues and maintenance. You have high-performance resources at your disposal with professional solutions and zero up-front investment. Scalability is one of the greatest advantages of the cloud.