Migrating from a traditional in-house network to a cloud-hosted network provides CPA firms with many benefits and opportunities. One of those benefits is flexibility. Employees are no longer dependent on a singular workstation, located in a physical office that’s only open during business hours, to get work done. They are also not hampered by limited remote access that is only configured for select users, or for certain applications that has simply been bolted onto an on-premise network.
The enhanced flexibility made possible by a cloud-hosted network, enables users to work with all of their data, in all of their applications, at any time, from just about any device. While this flexibility can improve employee productivity and user experience, it does open the door to new security and policy implications for firm and IT management to review. This article will take a look at the implications of the ability for users to work from any device and offer a suggestion for CPA firms working in the cloud.