The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about a sea change in the attitude and work culture of many businesses. Many companies who were reluctant to allow their employees to work remotely due to certain reservations, had no choice but to take the bull by its horns. They were forced to embrace many new concepts that have been put on the backburner for quite a while. As Covid-19 pandemic is running unabated, is remote working going to be our way forward? Let’s delve deeper to find the answers.
Thanks to cloud solutions, most businesses were able to operate seamlessly without significant business disruption. And those companies that were relying on virtual private networks (VPNs) till then had no choice but to shift to the cloud as the VPNs couldn’t be scaled to the entire workforce. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) became the new norm. The adoption of cloud computing services was driven by the need for collaborative tools like email, videoconferencing, file sharing, and so on.
Before Covid-19 pandemic, quite a number of companies looked at remote working with suspicion and were reluctant to embrace cloud computing services wholeheartedly, may be due to the fear of exploring the unknown. However, the business world has taken a paradigm shift in perception of cloud solutions and its capability in ensuring business continuity during unprecedented situation like this. As collateral benefits, the companies witnessed increased productivity, greater flexibility, and reduced infrastructure costs to name a few. In a bigger picture, this situation also addresses the new millennium challenge of increasing urbanization – by permitting people to spread across geographies and still being able to work for their dream company; thereby saving the planet for the generations to come. Thus, cloud solutions emerged as a saviour for all types of businesses.
Work location flexibility is going to be the watch word for the new era that dawns post Covid-19 pandemic. Though technology had taken quantum leap to future, many businesses were confined to age-old norms, which barred them from taking the much-needed technological leap. The decision to go beyond norms and welcome cloud solutions and remote working with open arms helped many companies to hold their head high during the pandemic. So in the post Covid-19 era, there aren’t going to be any hard and fast rules. Many companies would continue with remote working while some companies would go back to the traditional office setup.
Cloud computing is neither a friend nor an enemy; the difference lies in the way we perceive them. If adopting cloud solutions can help your company to operate seamlessly, then go ahead and embrace it. Instead of being driven by conventional thoughts and out dated technologies that prevent your company from reaching new heights, break the norms and take the technological dive.