Data is everywhere today. Data is even more valuable than oil. Think about the phone you have in your hand right now. There are hundreds of applications running on your phone with built-in backup settings to preserve, learn, and monitor your data. You don't even have to think about your personalized data being available to you on every other device you use after you sync everything. You might have even come to expect your data to regularly be available to you no matter where you are or what data format it is in. Many people utilize (and hoard) their stored data for sharing and work purposes every day. However, keeping data persistent, accessible, and most importantly secure, is not a trivial task.
The workplace has evolved and the remote environment came several years ahead of its time due to overwhelming worldwide circumstances. As we look into the possibilities of how to operate in a post-pandemic world, more and more talk has been about the impending flexibility of a hybrid work environment. The hybrid model is where some employees return to the workplace and others continue to work from home. In other words, the workforce has fundamentally shifted into the cloud. Microsoft recently shared a piece about their new hybrid workplace strategy and how it has continued to evolve.