Rapid rise in the number of remote workers using faster wireless network and web-enabled devices are transforming the ambience of traditional office by bringing mobility in the workstation. This sets the trend to work from anywhere, anytime. However, wirelessly enabled devices pose as a stumbling block for IT departments who must monitor and secure web interactions of these highly disseminated mobile workers.

Remote workers including teleworkers and staff at un-tethered workspaces are almost always using the Internet to communicate and access data and applications indispensable for streamlining business operation. All these activities execute from a remote location beyond the protections available through the corporate network or VPN. Meanwhile, workforce on roaming is likely to travel through various network environments and geographical locations, thereby exposing to various threats associated with the Internet.

All this poses as a challenge for IT to consistently impose policies, ensure computing devices and network ports are shielded with the advanced security tools and virus protections, and secure online interactions. To mitigate the risks associated with web-enabled devices, companies regardless of size adopt cloud-based solutions that enable them to efficiently and effectively manage and safeguard their distributed workforce.

The advantages of cloud hosting are numerous:

Reduced capital investments and operating costs, streamlined IT infrastructure, and the ability to simplify and improve secure information exchange among distributed workforce. It is interesting to note that cloud-based solutions not only provide protection to computing devices, but also deliver a safe platform for remote workers to work safely and efficiently as they traverse the Internet, access email, send and receive instant messages and so on.

For those who don't know, cloud hosting providers are mushrooming on the World Wide Web to help organizations secure and manage their distributed workforce's movement through cloud hosting. All you need is to choose a hosting plan in compliance with your needs and budget.