Why the Shift Towards Remote Working Requires a Move to the Cloud

With the COVID-19 pandemic remaining a major issue, many organizations will continue to insist their employees work remotely if at all possible and for the foreseeable future. The speed in which organizations had to switch to this structure to protect their employees was commendable. But few had the opportunity to truly remake their system operations to support a significantly distributed workforce. It’s never too late to revisit an organization’s IT operations in light of a new way of working to ensure utmost safety and security.

If not addressed, the current situation has the potential to derail productivity, erode trust, and destroy companies and the livelihoods that depend on them.

What are the major challenges in enabling remote working?

Managing a company’s infrastructure virtually requires a vastly different approach than managing services from an office location. The following challenges arise in a virtual environment.

Weakened Security

  • When nearly your entire workforce is logging in and conducting business from individual access points, it becomes exponentially more difficult to secure important documents and IP.

Decreased Productivity 

  • Diminishing productivity is a risk when employees work outside of a traditional office. 
  • With remote work comes less control. It is not easy to manage and track everything that a remote employee does especially if their work is not highly measurable.

Backup Liabilities

  • There is a much higher risk of employees losing their files, like important documents, when they’re working remotely.
  • The uncertainty of your cash flow and business timeline could lead to remote layoffs, or your employees may leave their jobs while working remotely.

Cost Concerns

  • Managing hundreds or thousands of employees’ access to data can be costly and cumbersome.

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How to solve For these challenges

For the successful implementation of remote working, it is critical to focus on the right technology infrastructure that will help migrate the current workspace to a boundaryless workspace and keep it safe after that transition. UST Global CloudDesk is the perfect solution for this time, as it offers a cloud-agnostic solution to support end-to-end managed workspaces that can be accessed from any device (corporate-owned or personal). 

Here are some reasons why a cloud transformation tool like CloudDesk provides value

Enhanced Security

  • UST Global uses CyberProof cyber security, which combines advanced SOC automation technologies with domain experts to manage your security requirements with full visibility and transparency.
  • An additional layer of cybersecurity ensures workloads are secured from cyberattacks. 

Drive Productivity

  • With our CloudDesk solution, you can control non-business internet traffic at a centralized location and log more data about employee's online activities to ensure work is being delivered in a timely and efficient manner.

Ensure Backups and Document Fidelity

  • A move to the cloud also facilitates privilege and identity access management to secure endpoints and protects an organization’s data.
  • This becomes crucial as employees leave for any potential reason while working remotely.

Cost Savings

  • UST can help customers create a self-funding model for boundaryless workspace migration.
  • In addition, UST helps manage the entire process from deployment to end-points, saving you additional money in the process.

Moving to the cloud is a necessity in the era of comprehensive remote working. But it need not be painful or costly. Working with UST Global and deploying CloudDesk solves many of the technological concerns about remote working in a way that is not only cost-effective, but can turn out to be self-funding. 

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Andrew Das | Head of Product | UST Cloud Infrastructure Services

Head of Product | UST Cloud Infrastructure Services