Business officials in any industry have come to understand that traditional workplace dynamics have undergone a fundamental shift. In prior years, it was necessary for employees to all arrive at the same brick-and-mortar facility and conduct their daily responsibilities via a corporate-issued computer for a predetermined amount of time each day.
There were few ways to avoid this type of schedule as the software and applications necessary to complete one's duties could only be accessed through internally hosted networks.
However, with major innovations in corporate-grade technology, many organizations have transitioned their data log to be available on remotely hosted networks so that it can be accessed by staff members virtually anywhere.
Illustrating the implications this shift has created for all types of businesses, a recent article published by InfoWorld details how new IT trends are changing the nature of business continuity – the process of ensuring that critical corporate functions are available to staff and customers in the case of a technical malfunction or natural disaster.
One of the most significant new IT trends affecting business continuity is the ability to undertake sophisticated processes on mobile devices as there is significant flexibility in workforce recovery options.
"As compared to the days when employees only had desktops and laptops, the ability to remain productive without access to a computer via tablets and smartphones is a significant advantage," said Rachel Dines of Forrester Research in the article. "Additionally, it means that employees should be easier to communicate with during a disaster."
Considering a far superior ability to stay connected and reduce disruptions should a primary site experience an outage of any kind, it would be wise for business officials in Ohio to partner with a Cincinnati IT consulting firm that can provide networking and mobile computing solutions. By taking this measure, a business will be optimally equipped to emancipate its workforce from the traditional office and enable them to remain productive from a wide variety of locations.
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