The utility of the enterprise cloud for businesses is well known. Everywhere you look, companies are taking to the cloud in droves, capitalizing on the ways that the cloud enhances company development. With the inherent mobility and larger storage space it offers, a cloud service provider is a great way for businesses to expand the breadth and depth of their operations without actually having to do much. Simply by adopting an enterprise cloud platform, a business places itself ahead of the pack.
But the cloud is not only beneficial to companies as a whole – it can also provide myriad benefits to the individuals who work with them. LifeHacker made a listing of some different ways the cloud can be effectively harnessed in day-to-day life to improve the existence of the average worker. We've chosen to focus on some of those points that are most relevant to the corporate staffer.
1. Build a sophisticated and aesthetic resume with the cloud. LinkedIn long ago attained ubiquity as a requisite social networking site for all workers. At most companies, it is simply assumed that all employees have one. LinkedIn provides cohesion in the enterprise cloud by linking up employees worldwide based on different factors like job sector, region and mutual interests. So powerful is the site's influence that many job interviews are given out solely on the basis of a perusal of a prospect's page. Having a page on the site may not get you a job, but it can certainly help get your foot in the door. However, sometimes a job applicant will still need that old paper resume – a crisp, one-page synthesis of work experiences that can be handed, in person, to a prospective employer. Fortunately for these users, LinkedIn offers a Resume Builder that can quickly and efficiently convert personal information from the site into a printable resume. According to MakeUseOf, the free service is great for generating sleek, clean resumes in a visually appealing style.
The service is one great example of how the cloud can expedite the job application process for workers. By providing an easy, cloud-based resume creation service, LinkedIn eliminates the cumbersome task of having to manually format a resume in Word.
2. Consolidate your various applications onto a single platform. A personal cloud can work wonders in providing a single environment for users to maintain all their different apps. Just as the enterprise cloud furnishes businesses with a platform for all the various company functions, so too can a cloud service provider for an individual. By storing different applications like Twitter, Flickr, and Facebook on a single cloud, users can ensure that functionality across these applications is easily aligned, providing for a more cohesive overall experience.
3. Provide a security blanket that protects against breaches. We live in the age of BYOD, when many employees are not confined to just working from the office – they can also access company functions from mobile or other computing devices. While this method has the potential both to improve the speed and efficiency of an average employee's workday, it also opens up security vulnerabilities. If, for instance, a worker is accessing company records from their phone and accidentally leaves that phone on the subway, then suddenly privileged information is available to anyone who picks it up. No employee wants to inadvertently be responsible for a breach on their company. Fortunately, a private cloud solution can protect that from happening. Because of the stringent encryption measures built into the platform, the private cloud protects both enterprises and individuals from having their information accessed by any outside people.