Since the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 forced companies to adopt a remote workflow, many organisations have realised the benefits and continue to maintain remote or hybrid workflows. However, when forced to adapt quickly to remote work, many of these organisations opted for the first available software as opposed to researching the best cloud-based remote working tools.
At ITConnexion, the leading IT services provider in Melbourne, we know that the cloud is the future of remote work. Cloud-based remote work apps enable teams to collaborate, store and share data from anywhere in the world. Here’s a look at the best collaboration tools for remote teams:
Software as a Service
Software as a Service (SaaS) is a method of software licensing through which a company acquires a software program via subscription versus buying and installing them on individual computers. Without SaaS, remote work would not be possible because a company would need an IT person and employees on-site for software installation and troubleshooting.
Unified Communication as a Service
Unified Communication as a Service (UCaaS) is one of the best and most critical collaboration tools for remote teams. A UCaaS platform combines every essential communication tool into a single application. This means that an employee only needs to open one application for team chat, video conferencing, VOIP, file sharing, scheduling and more.
Backup as a Service
Backup as a Service (BaaS) is a model of backing up your company’s data to a private, public or hybrid cloud server off-site. Moving backups to the cloud is more secure and efficient for companies that have outgrown their legacy systems.
For remote work, BaaS has two main advantages. First, cloud backup allows your employees to access the most up-to-date versions of files from anywhere. An employee can move from working on their computer to accessing the file on their phone in seconds. Second, backing up to a cloud server saves your company money. With cloud data, you only pay for what you use. Backing up locally means you must pay for the hardware and a physical location to store the servers.
Disaster Recovery as a Service
Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) works together with BaaS to provide an efficient way to restore lost data. DRaaS is one of the most important remote working tools because it protects your company from suffering financial and data losses in the event of a cybersecurity breach.
Despite all of the advantages of remote work, it does subject your organisation to more cybersecurity risk. You have less control over your employees’ devices, network and online activities when they’re not in the office.
Migrating to the Cloud
Securing the scalability of your organisation in the new age of remote work means migrating your collaboration and data management to the cloud.
To learn more about cloud collaboration and remote work apps for your company in Melbourne, call ITConnexion on 1800 06 49 61.