A good example of how the cloud can simplify IT is this. As a Government or business employee you canâ€™t access email while on travel, or have to use a web client that you have to re-learn every time you travel because you donâ€™t use it often enough to remember.
Others have email access, with their smartphone but have to try not to fat-finger the message while typing on a tiny keyboard. In other cases, you can access email on your laptop, but are often dependant on the kludgy relationship between your email client, the hotelâ€™s wireless connection, or your wireless card, smartphone tethering, and the like, that sometimes has a weak wireless signal, that canâ€™t reliably sustain the other piece of the puzzle, your VPN connection back to the office network. Then thereâ€™s the waiting with fingers crossed, and a silent prayer that your email client doesnâ€™t throw up the dreaded unable to connect to Exchange Server, error message even though your wireless and VPN connections are in tact.
With email in the cloud you can just fire up nearly any web browser on any device and access your email in the same way that you do while in your office, and without having to use a VPN client. If your document management is also in the cloud too, you can grab that presentation or report that you forgot to bring with you.