Samantha Ward, Daisy's Product Manager of Cloud and Hosting, suggests why businesses should also opt for the cloud when investing in 4G-enabled devices.
In an age when remote working is becoming a necessity, employees require their personal devices – smartphones, tablets, and netbooks – to be equipped with the technology that enables them to complete their mandatory working tasks, from wherever they may be.
Cloud computing’s biggest attribute is undoubtedly its ability to let staff re-create their office environment off site. Workers are able to access all the data and applications that they use at work in their own environment – most likely at home. Connectivity to all these features is usually done through a home broadband service, or up until recently, 3G. While broadband packages enable the user to experience similar connectivity capabilities to as if they were in the office, mobile devices were somewhat behind in terms of the speed.
Speed is the fundamental factor in enabling staff to work seamlessly outside of the office; this is where the link between the Cloud and 4G should become obvious.
The arrival of super-fast internet for mobile devices enables the user to fully utilise the Cloud on the move. 4G allows the user to download approximately ten times the amount of data per second than via its 3G predecessor. While individually the Cloud ensures your staff can be more productive outside of the office, unless you combine it with 4G, its full potential isn’t realised.
To fully appreciate what the Cloud can do for your business, the function requires connectivity that is quick, reliable and secure – everything 4G possesses. Everybody is striving for business continuity, so speedy access to all your apps and data within the Cloud is vitally important.
Quick access also has an effect on the storage capacity of a cloud service. As the user can access the Cloud more quickly, your provider is able to leverage large applications and larger sets of data for you. Another major benefit of combining 4G with the Cloud is it allows your employees to access the same files and apps as each other much faster, with minimal delay.
So while the Cloud is dependent on the speed of 4G, the link is a two-way process. 4G enabled devices are much more beneficial to businesses who invest in cloud computing.
While both services work impressively on their own, your business will benefit even more should you combine the two.