It is no secret that cloud has been a driving factor behind the growth of the mobile workforce. Just consider this simple example.
Before cloud, if you wanted to access something as simple as your email. When your email was hosted on-premises you could only access your email in the office. If you were visiting a client and needed to access an important piece of information you were pretty hamstrung.
Today, the world of cloud-based email allows us to access emails on any Internet connected device and from any location. Whether you’re standing in a queue at the shops or waiting for your morning caffeine fix at your local coffee shop, you can check your emails with ease. As such, cloud technology has proven to be an essential aspect of mobile workforce productivity and efficiency.
Cloud as an enabler
According to Luke Connoley, associate director at Unwork, one of the biggest barriers to workplace mobility is fear and uncertainty around the idea of embracing a ‘mobile’ way of working. This is especially true for organisations that are currently very fixed and immobile. With cloud, employees have seamless access to the collaboration and communication tools and all the software they need to get their jobs done.
But how do businesses keep tabs on cloud use? And what are the risks?
As is the case with most things, the more you consume the more you pay. If your employees are using cloud apps and the organisation has zero visibility around this usage, there is a chance that they could accidentally consume excessive volumes, causing the company to spend more than it had originally budgeted.
With a cloud expense tracking solution in place, employees’ cloud consumption is monitored. Should they exceed a set threshold, a notification will be sent to the network administration and the person will be informed before their spend goes through the roof.
In addition to this, a comprehensive cloud expense tracking solution makes it easier to budget and plan for the future, while also offering a clear picture of where all of your cloud resources are being spent. These solutions provide a systematic way to track your entire cloud spend and simplify the process of allocating consumption to different business units.
Are you keen to leverage the benefits of cloud, without the risk? A cloud expense tracking solution must be part of your cloud journey. And we’re the perfect people to help. To find out more, complete the form below and we’ll be in touch.