I’m not afraid to admit that I hop on a train daily to get to work. Yes, most days it’s a tedious journey ridden with people who have been gifted voices too loud for public transport, but it got me thinking, this is two hours each day that I could be doing something productive. In this day and age that’s a lot of time.
So I took my laptop out and started writing some articles for work. Now I’m from a science background so I like to incorporate some good old facts into my articles because they’re more persuasive and credible than anything else (Ah Yun & Massi). I’m on the train googling statistics and looking for my file on OneDrive with all my useful stats on that I’ve harvested over time and that’s when it hit me. I’m using… the cloud. Madness. And I’d just been taking it for granted, in the same way that I took it for granted that I saved my article in the shared drive for work whilst I was travelling 70mph through the Merseyside landscape. Sorry I’m lying, more like 25mph because the train is ridiculously slow.
Now even I know this is a VERY simply use of the cloud for virtualisation, but it’s so useful. As a marketer, I won’t immediately be thinking of the scalability of the cloud when I’m using it, but the accessibility. And with £1.03trillion being spent on global business travel in 2017, more employees are travelling frequently for business. It’s bringing about an alternative meaning of business continuity if they can access their files and data, anywhere and everywhere. There’s no pauses or breaks in business if employees can be connected while out and about for business.
So for this article, I’m steering virtualisation away from the traditional, corporate view of benefits – employees can be connected at all times and it allows for freedom of movement etc. We can look at it from an employee-benefits point of view.
These are just three reasons from a different perspective to consider cloud migration and a VDI, my train journey home is now over- it’s gone faster than usual and I’ve finished one of my morning tasks for tomorrow. Not bragging or anything! Maybe some silver linings can be drawn from a commuter lifestyle…
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