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3 Reasons to Cloud-Connect Your File Server - Thu, 22 Oct 2015
Half of your employees love the file server,since it is fast, easy, and centralizes all work files in a single location on the network at the main office. The other half of your workforce likely hate the file server, since they must login with their VPN to sync up with the server when they are remote, and more often than not, they are missing critical files when they are out in the field. The problem is especially acute for employees who are always remote. Over time, difficulties with remote access cause employees to get out of sync with the rest of the company, leading to data sprawl for corporate documents and to critical content becoming trapped in personal drives.

Fortunately, there is a different way.

We at Anglian Internet can offer a number of different cloud based solutions for the management, protection and distribution of your data, from a simple 'Rhino Backup Briefcase' to carry your data from device to device, to more comprehensive bespoke solutions.

Here are three reasons to consider cloud-connecting your file server:

End data sprawl

Outdated means of remote access, contribute to data sprawl, as users shun the cumbersome process of logging in remotely. Over time, many users will build up large libraries of valuable work product that is less protected when housed on a remote PC, rather than synced to the file server. Cloud connecting your file server can reverse this trend and provides bi-directional sync between the file server and remote users.

Keep people in sync

Remote employees usually have a long list of complaints when it comes to IT support. One of the biggest complaints is the feeling of being out of sync with the rest of the organization. With a cloud based file server and business-class file sync, you can level the playing field. Remote employees are now able to access all of their files and team share content from any mobile device, be it their laptop, smartphone, or tablet. Field employees are the closest to the customer, so it makes sense to have these critical team members in sync with the whole company and all the files they need to do their jobs best.

Empower your employees

Savvy and growth-oriented companies should view their hyper-connected workforce as untapped opportunity. Smartphones and tablets, even if they are BYOD devices and owned by the employee, can vastly improve the productivity of your workforce. The trick is to balance convenience with security when it comes to corporate data. The key is to focus on employee empowerment, no matter the device they choose to access corporate data.

For more information on how a cloud based data solution can help you better organize your company and your data, or for a free consultation on how we can improve and support your existing IT, call us today on 01603 400200 or visit www.itsupport-norwich.co.uk.
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