However, the difference between Google and traditional ways of working is IT problems can often bring a company to its knees. That’s why it is important for a business or other organisation to have a continuity plan in place.
As a writer, one of my worst fears is for my laptop to pack in. However, provided I have a way of storing notes and other information, then I can solve this easily.
For larger organisations though a continuity plan is vital, not just necessary, and cloud computing can form part of that plan.
Even if you prefer to store your hard work on a computer hard drive and/or an external device such as a pen drive, it is still important to have another backup. That’s where cloud is a viable and cost-effective solution.
Continuity planning using cloud is also useful for employees who need to work in different offices or buildings. Cloud is available wherever there is an internet connection. So, if they are forced to use somewhere else because they can’t access their normal premises, employees can continue working as normal with minimal disruption.
Before making use of cloud, however, it is also vital that any business ensures the service it intends using is secure. Nothing is infallible – even cloud.