Many companies offer remote work or an option for employees in certain roles to telecommute. With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the need for implementing remote work strategies has gone through the roof, and employers are scrambling to provide remote access to their workforce.

StepUP IT can help you deploy a secure and reliable remote worker solution. Please contact us to discuss your specific needs. We will evaluate your current IT infrastructure and study the access needs for your user(s). We will then design a system to enable your users to work productively from wherever they are.

When implementing a remote worker or telecommuting solution, several points should be considered. StepUP IT can help guide you through the process.

KEY POINTS TO CONSIDER

  • Remote Worker Policy: Define which roles can function remotely. Establish clear guidelines on expectations of time, deliverables, and communication channels. Create policies about security and data use.
  • Remote Access Infrastructure: List the applications and data files that remote users will need access to, and implement the appropriate means for remote access. Make sure your IT infrastructure and your Internet connection can handle the workload of all remote users.
  • Security: Evaluate the security risks associated with opening up the infrastructure to remote access. Take steps to mitigate those by using VPN and implementing end-point checks for users’ home devices.
  • Collaboration Tools: Provide your employees the right tools to work as a team, even though they are working individually at remote locations. Microsoft Teams is a great tool for live chat, screen sharing, audio/video conference, file sharing, and much more.
  • Virtual Meetings and Socializing: Schedule time for meeting with your peers/teams for official touch base meetings, and provide opportunities to socialize in a more relaxed setting. This will help counter feelings of isolation that some employees might experience.

 

Working with a trusted IT partner to analyze your IT environment, network infrastructure, and remote access needs, can help you deploy a solution that works for your company. For more information, please contact us for a no-obligation consultation with one of our experts.

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