If you work at a steel company and your job is to sell steel to other companies, then you have contact lists and information on all of your clients. You keep it on your office desktop so when you are making sales they can be referenced to make everything go smoothly and efficiently. But then there is a day when you are out of the office and a client calls you at home and you are eager to make this big sale but all of your information is sitting on a computer at work. So, you have to call the office and get someone to log onto your computer and search the customer number and pull the records then print the pages and fax them over to your home. Once they are there you can call the customer back and jot down all the information and then go into the office to get your documents. This sounds like a lot of work and what’s worse is that didn’t need to be.
Companies these days are circumventing the problem by making the choice to download software that will allow their business to be on a virtual private network. This is so that businesses can have all their processes online without having to worry about security issues. Security used to be one of the biggest reasons a business didn’t put their information into an online portal. They were worried it would be too easily compromised. But then they realized that with the technology nowadays that there is virtually no way a person can hack into the information and it makes things easier for people like the salesperson in the example above. With just some login information needed he would have made that sale in half the time and without involving the people in the office. Its why virtual private networks are in vogue.