Work From Home Solutions
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DC Plus is your trusted local provider of work from home technology solutions in the Madisonville, KY area. Our remote office technology consultants will work with you to understand the needs of your business and identify the home office technology solutions that will keep your employees engaged and productive, and your business secure. Contact us today!
The 2020 COVID 19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the way many businesses operate. Numerous organizations have moved to or are considering a permanent remote workforce. Others are realizing the need for a hybrid environment to be prepared for potential future events that would require employees to work from home. This isn’t an easy transition for many, especially smaller businesses that lack the IT resources to get their staff set up at home with the right hardware and software essential to continued engagement, productivity and security.
Determining the right IT solutions for a full or hybrid remote work situation is critical. DC Plus has worked with many businesses of all sizes and in numerous industries to set up their remote and home office technology solutions to enable employees to work productively anywhere.
Our work from home technology solutions focus on the four primary levers of for a secure remote work environment and a productive remote work force:
The right hardware
While most companies these days equip their employees with laptops, either exclusively or in addition to desktops, in many cases employees will be using their own devices to work from home, or the company may need to supply it. It’s important that whatever computer your employees use from home have similar features and the same computing power as their office devices. Other hardware you want to consider are printers, headsets, and webcams if not built into the computers.
Most broadband home internet access is sufficiently fast for handling typical business traffic, even data-heavy applications such as video conferencing. However, now that entire households are using bandwidth at the same time for work, school, streaming and gaming, most home WiFi routers are inadequate in providing consistent, fast and reliable data speeds. Based on your employees’ individual situations, we can recommend upgraded routers or ethernet connections as better options to maintain productivity.
Robust collaboration tools
Your team needs the ability to collaborate on projects and tasks just as effectively as if they were together in the office. Fortunately, there are many options for apps and platforms that enable project transparency and real-time collaboration. Based on your needs and budget, we can recommend and implement the appropriate tools and technology to enable your staff to share and work jointly on documents, to conference with telephony and video apps, and be able to communicate more effectively overall.
Cybersecurity needs to be a top priority, especially for remote and home work environments. This involves both technology and policy to safeguard your systems and data. This can include providing a business-grade virtual private network (VPN) and remote desktop protocol (RDP) with proper and sufficient licenses. We can also recommend the appropriate firewall and other security protocols, such as data encryption, multi-factor authentication and password requirements, and policies regarding employee-owned devices (also known as BYOD – “bring your own device”) and usage of unsafe WiFi networks, such as public WiFi.
Remote work using sophisticated home office technology has grown in popularity and may become the new normal in the wake of public health concerns, like the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. DC Plus has deep remote office technology expertise to help you work through all the challenges and decisions of establishing a secure and productive remote workforce with work from home solutions. Contact us today to speak to one of our consultants.