REMOTE WORK FROM HOME
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As a business owner today, you are now facing unprecedented challenges to help deal with the coronavirus pandemic. You are asked to self-isolate and practice social distancing to “flatten the curve.” You are asked to allow your employees to work from home to reduce possible exposure and slow the spread of COVID-19.
These are all reasonable requests. However, as a business owner, you also need to maximize productivity, bring in revenue, and try to grow your business in these demanding times.
The answer lies in setting up your office to function remotely. If you’ve never implemented a work-from-home policy before, it may seem like a whole different world. Managing an entirely remote workforce goes far beyond giving your employees a laptop and reminding them to check in every once in a while. After all, there are many factors most business owners haven’t ever had to consider, such as:
We understand these are unique times. We know that “business as usual” is going to be quite different for an undetermined amount of time. But together, we can help you adjust to today’s new normal by giving you the tools, technologies, and insights to create a secure and productive work-from-home business environment. Here are three important considerations to getting you set up and running a successful work-from-home business:
Their mindset maybe, “Well, I’m working from home, so I may as well use my home computer.” This is a dangerous mistake. Our team works hard to ensure your company computers and network are secure and protected from malware, viruses, and cyber-attacks. Their home computers and devices could be littered with tons of downloaded music, videos, images, and more. Because it’s more exposed, it can invite malware into your network. Rather, provide a company-approved and secured computer/laptop for employees to use at home.
Without a secure Wi-Fi access point, you’re essentially leaving a back door open to hackers. That’s because Wi-Fi signals are often broadcast far beyond your employees’ homes and out into streets. Yes, drive-by hacking is popular among cybercriminals today. Here are a few tips for securing your employees’ Wi-Fi access points:
These security measures are not difficult to set up. But if you have any questions or need assistance, we are here to help get your employees set up remotely.
VPN is an abbreviation for virtual private networks. It’s essentially a private, encrypted tunnel that goes directly to your IT network in your office. Ideally, you’ll want your VPN to support two-factor authentication. This means it’s doubly secure because your employees will need to call in to access the network. If you don’t have a VPN for your employees to use, you can consider other services, such as GoToMyPC or Zoho. While these products are not as secure, at least they keep your home network from being exposed.
As business owners ourselves, we, too, are having to pivot and work differently than we ever have before. However, because we have the technology and infrastructure in place, we are still surprisingly productive.
Our team wants to help your business survive and thrive during today’s unique environment. If you and your IT team need extra hands right now or solutions to help your employees work securely from home, connect with us. We have software tools, expert staff, and resources that can help keep your business as productive as possible.
Here’s a link to my personal calendar if you wish to book a quick 10- to 15-minute call to discuss:
Please know that this is not a sales call but simply an outreach to help a fellow CEO stay afloat.
If you need to get your employees working remotely fast, we have easy, inexpensive ways to get this done for you. Fill in the form below; we will set up a free, no-obligation consultation to create a plan that works for you.