Dear Yoga Bear Customer’s –
As North America appears to be withdrawing and shutting down for the time being, I thought it would be timely to put out an article on how to get your company set up for employees to work remotely along with some options you have to enable this.
I am very hopeful that all of this passes us by in the next few weeks. There are IT options that you can implement in the meanwhile however, whether this new environment is short lived, or whether it extends further into the future.
In either scenario, the world is slowly moving towards more and more remote work or employees who work part of the week from their home. The solutions you implement today because of Covid-19 will be just as useful once this pandemic subsides.
The Right Technology for Remote Work
Remote workers want a centralized platform with a simplified (yet secure) login process. Business collaboration software is a great enabler of mobile, flexible work. Replace in-person meetings with voice or video conferencing. Streamline chat, voice, and video in one software platform. Tools such as Microsoft Teams, Google’s G-suite, or Slack, allow business to create team channels.
Business collaboration tools also simplify access to email, calendars, documents, and file sharing. Employees can use a single sign-on to access business tools and data. This supports improved efficiency and increased transparency.
Providing a virtual desktop can provide access to important business applications, as well. Virtual desktops in the cloud allow users to work separately from their personal computers. The software virtualizes the user’s unique desktop environment at any workstation. All the data and applications are stored on a central server. Users access apps, folders, and toolbars from anywhere, with a consistent, secure experience.
Using a cloud-based solution also provides peace of mind. While remote workers access the corporate network, the sensitive data isn’t stored locally. So, the business needn’t worry about the loss or theft of sensitive data. Plus, cloud-based virtual desktops are easy to rapidly install outside a quarantined area.
Worried about securing those remote connections? Another option is a virtual private network (VPN). A VPN connects computers, smartphones, or tablets to a shared or public network as if connecting to a private network. These encrypted connections to the internet secure data and protect employees’ mobile activities.
Mobile Work Helps Every Day
You can hope that your employees stay healthy and your business remains unaffected, but why take that risk? Empowering remote work benefits business, even without the threat of a fatal flu.
Remote teams enjoy greater work-life balance. The workers spend less time commuting and are more productive. Empowered, they also feel trusted and more engaged.
Meanwhile, business can save money on physical space and hardware investments. Additionally, the hiring pool of qualified personnel expands with remote work, and the business can offer its services more globally and flexibly. All that’s true whether the corona virus becomes an issue for your business or not.
Call us if we can be of assistance or if you want to discuss your options. 916-800-3035 – and please stay safe out there.
Michael Grippi, Owner of Yoga Bear Computer Repair
Yoga Bear Computer Repair is the #1 ranked onsite and mobile computer repair company in Sacramento, CA. Serving all of Sacramento County along with surrounding areas, we offer same day computer fixes for both hardware and software issues. We service both Apple Macbook laptops and desktops, as well as all Windows PC computers. Founded in 2011 and rated #1 on Yelp and Google, our computer technicians work hard to make your computer repair experience as pleasant as possible. Please visit our web site at https://www.yogabearpc.com or call us today at 916-800-3035 to set up a same day appointment.