Set up a Work From Home Office

Right From the Beginning.  Take the steps now to avoid data loss, cyber attacks and lack of productivity from your remote workers. 

There is a  growing sense of concern around the COVID-19 Coronavirus and what that means to conducting business.  Whether it’s to deal with school closures, quarantines or other disruptions, we may all need to think about the possibility of employees needing to work from home. 

 

As an IT company in Utah, we are beginning to work with our customers to prepare, plan and execute a technology strategy that includes remote workstations for their employees. Just as every business is unique, each situation requires a bit of individual attention when determining what an employees needs in a home office set-up.  Here are a few things to consider: 

Getting a secure remote office is not as simple as it seems.  A remote office that is not set up correctly will open a business up to cyber attacks, loss of data, and ransomware. Please talk to your current IT company about your options.  If you don't have an IT company or just want to know what we can offer, give us a call.  

There are many reasons that an employee may need to be ready to work from home, this is just one of them.  Being prepared is key to business long term survival.  Have that conversation sooner rather than later so you can get your specific plan in place before you need it.

 

7 Necessities before Sending Your Workforce Remote

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many companies are considering work from home options to facilitate social-distancing and keep their workforce healthy. However, it’s not as simple as sending your employees home, firing up personal laptops and getting back to work. Here are seven things you need to have lined up in order to successfully deploy your remote workforce. Click the button to learn more. 

1. Secure Remote Access

2. Make sure there is File Sharing Capability

3. Enterprise Level Antivirus is important 

4. Video Conferencing is a MUST!

5. Messaging Software is needed for effective communication

6. Phone - Some employees may need to answer the office line

7. A Remote Access Policy will set exceptions from the beginning. 

 

5 Tips for Successfully Working from Home

COVID-19 has forced event cancellations, school closures, and a consideration for remote work where possible. As more companies are sending their employees to work from home, we compiled this list of tips to be successful away from the office.

1. Reliable Internet

2. Good Computer Hygiene

3. Connect Securely

4. Establish Routine

5. Over-communicate

 

3 Ways Technology Will Help Pull Us Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

Many businesses and people are struggling as the COVID-19 Pandemic closes restaurants and bars, cancels events, and forces people to practice social-distancing. Technology on our side allows us to maintain productivity and ensure life will continue at a somewhat normal clip. We believe there are three key reasons why technology will pull us all through the COVID-19 Pandemic.

1. Remote Work Capabilities

2. Virtual Events/Streaming

3 SecurelyCommunication