Work in the cloud – what is it and why is it worth of your attention?

Working in a cloud is getting more and more popular solution chosen by entrepreneurs to work on a project, which involves several employees. It’s a solution allowing for so called synchronous work. It allows you to make changes to a file by two or more people at the same time.

Very often working in the cloud requires using a web browser, rarely you have to install a special application. Files on wich team is working on are placed on a server, not on a computer of each employee. This kind of solution has several benefits that affect facilitation of working on a project.

Synchronous work

One of the most important an the most obvious advantages of work in the cloud is a synchronous work. Due to the fact that several people can work on one file at the same time, we are able to avoid the confusion associated with merger several versions into one file at the end of work on the project. Working on, for example, 20 versions of file and merging it into one final version generates unnecessary costs, takes a lot of time and increases the risk of mistakes. Working in the cloud saves time, minimize costs and risk of errors.

Acces to the file is possible from any computer with connection to the internet

Due to the fact that we are able to get to data in the cloud through a Web browser, the acces to the file is possible from anywhere, at any time. There is no need to remember on which computer, disk or in which folder the file has been placed and which version is the final one.

Making communication between employees easier

Working in the cloud usually allows, among others, posting comments about the file or communicate via chats with cooperators. This kind of solutions facilitate achievements of tasks of each employee especially, when some part of the team is working remotely. Additionaly, a manager is able to monitor changes made by not only the entire team, but also by individuals.

Versions control

Some applications allow you to control versions of the projects. This very useful function provides you an easy return to previous stages of work on the project. It’s very important, when, for example, somebody delete a part of project by mistake or when somebody will make some difficult to undo changes.

Clear responsibilities division

Thanks to the simultaneous work on the project by entire team, it’s easy to share responsibilities and observe stages of work of your colleagues. This is especially useful when work on the project involves a lot of staff or when some employees or entire team works remotely.

 

Mentioned features of work in a cloud does not exhaust the theme of the advantages of this kind of work. This kind of solutions, unlike the asynchronous work, allows you to save time, minimize costs and security of files related to the project.

If you are not sure whether or not work in the cloud will be a good solution in your company, please contact us. After analyzing the profile of your business and projects you are working on, we will do our best to help you choose the most optimal way of work.