Four Ways Cloud Services Impact Remote Work

Cloud computing and remote work are two concepts that are linked. Organisations are now supporting remote workers with cloud applications and services regardless of their location. According to a survey conducted by in 2019, four million people worked remotely in the UK. This number increased by over 60% in the first half of 2021.

While employers recognise that moving to remote work in some capacity is increasingly critical to retaining and attracting fresh talent, they also realise that making the transition may be difficult. Understanding the advantages of cloud computing for remote working will help you get started on the path to a more productive remote work environment.

By allowing remote employees to access centralised tools and apps from any device and any place, cloud computing can make the transition to remote work easier and boost productivity.

Here are four major advantages of cloud services for remote workers 

Improved accessibility

When you shift to cloud-based services, it becomes possible to give remote employees access to the data they need to manage their work duties, even when they are not working from the office. Furthermore, the cloud allows businesses to manage who has access to their online storage and resources. Your company’s administrators can create secure access policies to ensure that employees only have access to the information they need to do their jobs. Specific personnel and teams might have access to all sensitive company information.

Increased productivity and employee collaboration

Two of the most challenging aspects of remote working are effective teamwork and open communication. With cloud-based services, data becomes available to the employees in real-time and can be accessed by anybody who needs it, and discussions and meetings may be held through a growing number of online communication channels, including video conferencing. This allows workers to make informed decisions and keeps the company running smoothly.

Efficient and effective scaling

Employees required shared storage, dependable uptime, and rapid and secure data transfers in an agile IT environment due to the move to remote working. As a result, many organisations were forced to make major IT hardware and software investments on short notice. Cloud migration is a more cost-effective and secure option. This enables businesses to scale their resources vertically (expanding memory capacity) or horizontally (adding more server capacity) to meet client demand and increase in offshore employees demanding access to your resources.

Business acceleration

Because all data is stored in the cloud, remote teams may dynamically access and analyse it, allowing them to make faster, smarter, and more decentralised decisions. After all, firms can move more quickly when remote teams manage their tasks and work successfully without going to the office every day. Cloud storage makes access easier and faster, but it also lets businesses introduce new products and strategies with the least amount of regulatory and financial risk. More importantly, it frees up your IT personnel to concentrate on their primary responsibilities rather than worrying about how to make the company’s data storage safer and more secure.

Cloud migrations are complex processes for any company to undertake. FLR Technology can change how your company communicates with its clients and partners by integrating these services through its managed cloud solutions. Visit us at to learn more about the cloud services we offer.