Move To The Cloud
Commercial leasing is expensive. Especially if you happen to live in a large city. But, you can have your cake and eat it too thanks to the cloud. You can also have your shared hosting, Linux hosting, and any other kind of hosting by moving to the cloud. But, what does any of this have to do with office space?
An Interesting Overlap
You might know that cloud hosting can cut back on IT costs. Did you know that it cuts back on needed office space as well? A new survey just released by Rackspace hosting shows that companies making the move to the cloud can get rid of extra employees — no, not fire them, just get rid of them. This, in turn, means cutting back on office space.
Cloud computing also offers employees more commuting flexibility. When everything is stored in the cloud, there's no need to go to an office every day. As long as files and documents can be accessed via the cloud, that's all that's really necessary. So, cutting back on office space while also cutting back salaried jobs saves companies just like yours a bundle.
Move To The Cloud: Types of Cloud Hosting
One of the biggest cloud misconceptions is that the cloud doesn't offer regular types of hosting like Linux hosting or shared hosting. But, this isn't the case. Sure, it's best to explore what different cloud companies offer before you switch, but this switch is entirely possible — and beneficial.
You can also connect employees to your office happenings at all times things to devices like cellphones and tablets. Many companies are also setting up employee cloud programs, so that employees can be connected at all times. Just think of the possibilities!
“There is no doubt that cloud computing is enabling a more flexible workplace using a range of devices,” Dr. Brian Nicholson of Manchester Business School told press in a recent statement. Devices like smartphones and tablets — devices that staff members are looking for “… in the workplace.”
Move To The Cloud: As Attached As We Are
We are all attached to one device or another, so why not a device that connects us to work as well? Why not a mobile cloud-based office? Why not rent office space for a lot less employees, and go cloud all the way? Want that high priced office space on Madison Avenue?
You can have it — if you move your office to the cloud. Heck, you can be Don Draper in a smaller office space if you send some of your employees home to work. Don't worry, they'll still be connected through the cloud! Have you gone cloud yet?