Remote Office Technology
IT Solutions for Remote Productivity
Thanks to many recent innovations in technology, a remote workforce can mean higher levels of productivity, along with lower overhead and more flexible schedules. And, enabling productive work from home, even temporarily or on an ad hoc basis, can greatly pay off in times of large-scale public health and safety concerns, such as disease outbreaks and major weather events.
Consider for example, major hurricanes and snowstorms that can hinder ability to get to work safely, national security events such as 9/11, and more recently, the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. These events can threaten business continuity in addition to employees’ health and safety. As a result, more and more businesses are investing in remote office technology.
As more companies face the possibility of disruption, determining the right IT solutions is crucial. These are the three most critical areas of consideration:
Remote employees, especially those working at home with family members who are also using bandwidth, should be set up with an ethernet connection. While most home internet access is sufficient for handling activities of daily business, such as email and video conferencing, home WiFi routers are often not optimized to deliver seamless coverage - especially if other users are working, gaming or streaming at the same time.
Emsco Solutions consultants are experts in the latest collaboration tools, such as Office 365, chat/video conferencing apps, and VoIP. Tools such as these enable sharing and joint work on documents, voice and video conferencing, seamless client communications, and more. We will ensure you are set up with the technology and tools that will maintain, and even enhance productivity for remote workers, and ensure a smooth, uninterrupted workflow.
For companies considering remote work for their employees, whether temporarily or as a supplement to their on-premise environment, cybersecurity must be a top priority. Emsco Solutions has deep expertise in setting up security measures such as firewalls, multi-factor authentication and encryption, email filtering, and user awareness training, to keep your IT environment safe and secure.
Remote work has grown in popularity and may become the new normal in the wake of public health concerns, like the 2020 COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Sophisticated technology makes it possible to remain productive and minimize business disruption. For more information on how to maximize productivity and minimize the risks with remote office technology solutions, contact us.
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