Cloud Storage Strategy Series V–Mobile Workers
When you have people working from home or visiting customers, you have a mobile worker. Traditional way of providing mobile worker support is through VPN, virtual private network, which is before we saw the Cloud Storage revolution.
There are problems that VPN can’t solve. For example, if you are on the customer site, VPN back to corporation may be blocked. If you are at the airport, the WiFi at the airport may have certain ports blocked as well.
With cloud storage, you now have another option for the mobile workers. Since cloud storage is off-premise by nature, it is easier to access when the worker is on the road.
Cloud Storage on Desktop
One of the solution is to attach Cloud Storage to mobile worker’s laptop. Gladinet Cloud Desktop is the solution for this.
(1) It can map a network drive to cloud storage. Users can save documents directly to the network drive.
(2) It can setup a synchronized local folder. Contents saved to the local folder will be synchronized to cloud storage.
Once the mobile worker save documents into the cloud virtual drive, the documents will be sent to the cloud storage account setup by the company. For example, sales proposals, customer contact information can all be saved back to the cloud storage.
Cloud Storage back on Company Premise
The mobile worker may come in to company premise once in a while. They can continue to use Gladinet Cloud Desktop. Another choice is that they can also connect through Gladinet CloudAFS, a gateway to the cloud storage.
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