Are you ready for the cloud worker era?

By: Sue Fabre
Tag(s): Workplace
Published: Feb 05, 2019
Are you ready for the cloud worker era?

Disruptive digital technologies like cloud computing have produced a new kind of employee: the cloud worker. Cloud workers spend more than half their day working in cloud-based business apps, moving seamlessly between different devices. Already, 1 in 4 employees are cloud workers, and the number will increase as more business apps move to the cloud. 

For cloud workers, the freedom to access company resources from anywhere on any device at any time is fundamental to their work-life balance. For employers, turning users into cloud workers will improve employee engagement and be a key element in business transformation initiatives where the ability to gain insights from data, work from anywhere and collaborate more effectively will be vital.

So what does it take to prepare for the cloud worker era? You need to create a digital workplace using the following examples.

Provide easy access to relevant information

For example, Google Cloud Search lets you quickly find the information you need, no matter where it's stored. You don’t even need to search for the files you’re most likely to use: Quick Access in d understands what you’re working on and puts it at the top of the screen.

Support seamless collaboration

Within teams, across organisations and with external partners. With collaboration tools like Google Workspace, for instance, coworkers across the globe can create, edit and view documents together—as if they were working next to each other. Google has also introduced innovative team-working technology that lets Google Workspace and Microsoft users work together without worrying about who's using which tools.

Provide a consistent experience across devices

Whether you switch from your personal iPhone on your morning commute to a Chromebook or PC in the office, or from an Android tablet when you’re with customers to a digital whiteboard in a meeting room, cloud-based apps like Google Workspace always provide the same range of tools, data access and security features through the browser, as well as offering native apps.

Secure your environment

You want to give your team the freedom to share what they need — but you don't want to put your company data at risk. Google Workspace lets you control access on a file-by-file level, easily set and enforce security policies for individuals or groups of users, benefit from end-to-end encryption, and take advantage of features like 2-factor authentication to secure user accounts.

Make it easy to manage mobile workers

Cloud-based apps support enterprise mobility because there’s no need to install and maintain client software on users’ devices. Meanwhile, web-based management tools like the Google Workspace Management Console let your admins set up user accounts, implement security policies and manage devices from anywhere, for users in any location.

Working with a Google Workspace Premier Partner

Ancoris is only one of a handful of European Google Cloud partners with the Work Transformation Enterprise specialisation.  Our deployment experts will help you make a smooth transition―for the technology and for the people using it.

A business is only as good as its people – so why not make them extraordinary? Empowering them to work better together not only unleashes their talent and creativity but makes them your competitive advantage. The modern, easy to use applications in Google Workspace make real-time collaboration a breeze. Combine Google Workspace with Chrome Enterprise and you've got the most secure and mobile workplace.

To complement our technical service delivery consultants, we have a dedicated in-house change management and user enablement team to guide you through the process.

If you’d like to find out more about how we can help you to create your digital workplace, why not take a look at some of our customer success stories or talk to our Google Workspace specialists.

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