There has been a radical and unprecedented transformation of the business landscape over the past few months as business owners adjusted to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to conform with social distancing guidelines to minimize the risk of human-to-human transmission of the coronavirus, businesses have had to make the transition from a primarily office workforce to a mostly remote workforce. Prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, approximately 3.4% of employees (about 4.7 million people) worked remotely from home; this figure has increased substantially since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
While many organizations don’t have to think twice about protecting on-premise data, several don’t realize that they still need to protect their Cloud data, like data from Microsoft Office 365. Instead of running Microsoft applications themselves, businesses are consuming it as a service. Hosted in the Cloud, businesses can get the most up-to-date versions of the Microsoft Office Suite, OneDrive, and mobile apps. This allows users to access and edit documents anywhere, at any time, on any device. Office 365 is an example of Software as a Service (SaaS), but many SaaS applications have no data protection capabilities.
We have seen a massive upheaval of the business landscape over the past few months as a result of SARS-CoV-2, commonly known as COVID-19 or coronavirus. The breadth and scale of this upheaval are unprecedented, cutting across all economic sectors, and impacting businesses globally. Businesses have had to make rapid and unplanned adjustments to deal with the threat of COVID-19. One of the accommodations business owners have made in response to this threat is to transition from an in-office to a remote workforce.
The number of 'as a service' platforms has increased rapidly in recent years, after starting with the basics, like Software as a Service and Platform as a Service. With this trend, saying 'Anything as a Service' doesn't seem to be an understatement. Hidden in this long list of 'aaS' providers are many services you can use to keep your business more competitive. What's so great about so many "as a service" programs is that you're able to access various business functions through the cloud 24x7.
With the pandemic dictating business decisions and forcing companies everywhere to operate remotely, times are stressful and uncertain. Mobile workforce is inevitable for most businesses, which means organizations need to consider how they will maintain network security, provide easy access to essential information, and ensure their employees are properly equipped to work from home. In virtual times like these, the cloud is the saving grace for many businesses. Here are three cloud computing solutions for pandemic planning.
We live our lives on-the-go. Whether we are texting, checking social media, reading emails, sharing photos or streaming music, our world is not only digitized, but it’s mobile, which means businesses and cyberthreats are too. Unfortunately, the more convenience we have, the greater the risk for threats, which puts businesses in danger, particularly mobile workforce businesses, meaning majority of their operations are handled remotely. Here are five cyberthreats that specifically affect mobile workforce and how to best protect your business without sacrificing the convenience.