BYOC – Bring your own cloud


Employees are using third party cloud storage services to do their work
Consider this.

On a rainy Monday morning, you make your way to the office to start your day after being stuck in traffic for over 45 minutes. You finally get to work, sit at your desk, and open up your laptop. After a little water cooler chatter about your weekend plans, you fire up your email and get started on the workload ahead.

About an hour and a half into your shift, a calendar notification pops up with the headline “Meeting with Jack at 11:30 AM”. Frustrated that you had completely forgotten about a very important meeting at the other end of town, you decide to continue your work from home for the rest of the day.

Unable to access company files remotely, you click “save as” in your personal cloud storage folder. You pack up your laptop, and get back on the highway with a much-needed coffee in hand.

Have you spotted the problem yet?

With an increase of remote workers in the workplace, it’s no wonder employees are looking for simple ways to store their documents in one location for easy access. The problem lies in the application they choose to use, that will most likely cause security and compliance risks.

According to Search Cloud Applications:

“This BYOC application is driven largely by what workers see as restrictive policies on data storage on company devices. It is also driven by workers’ desire to use familiar tools and mobile devices (BYOD: Bring Your Own Devices) to do their jobs.”

Workers who have jobs that require them to be on the road and workers who don’t follow a 9 to 5 schedule need a flexible cloud storage system that allows them to access and manage their information securely from anywhere at anytime. The problem is finding a bridge to meet the needs of the employer, as well as the employee.

So what’s the solution to this 21st century dilemma?

Simply put, finding a compromise that adheres to accessibility, user-friendliness, and the security aspect that business owners demand. This way, your employees will have the flexibility to work on their own time, and employers can have peace of mind knowing that their company information is stored in a safe place.

By choosing security and control, there is no need to give up the flexibility and ease of access that a third party cloud storage service offers. You can indeed have your cake, eat it, and enjoy it too.

Interested? Discover SecureShare Server, a private cloud solution that maximizes data security while delivering the flexibility and the affordability of public cloud solutions.

Sources : http://searchcloudapplications.techtarget.comhttp://www.informationweek.com

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