Is Your Company Prepared?
Although the concept of work from home has been around for a long time, over the past two years it’s become more of a norm than the exception. The advent of cloud computing and remote IT support makes working remotely something more people can do effectively. However, a remote workforce requires different support than a team all in one place.
You Still Need to Get Every Team Member a Computer
Some business owners decide that if their staff works from home, that they can just use their own personal computer. That’s rarely a good idea. Supplying your team with a laptop for business use only will reduce the chances of viruses, malware and ransomware impacting your business. That’s because as the owner of the computer, you control it. For example, you can restrict the ability to download and install files. Or, limit which plugins and apps can be installed and even block employees from visiting certain websites. Plus, you can install tools that allow for remote IT support on every machine before your employees take them home.
The Cloud Becomes a Necessity
There was a time when businesses had a centralized server in their office that stored company data. That isn’t as efficient with a remote workforce. Utilizing software and storing data on the cloud is a better solution. Sometimes that requires upgrading or changing the type of licenses you have. Using tools like Office 365 make sharing of files and communication seamless in an office, blended or remote environment.
Call Toucan Technology Group for Onsite & Remote IT Support
Many businesses who allow team member to work remotely all or part of the time and with that comes technological challenges. Toucan Technology Group can help. We offer both onsite support for your business in the greater Indianapolis area and remote IT support for team members around the world. Call us today for a no obligation evaluation of your business’s IT needs. We’ll propose a solution if you’re considering transitioning to a more remote friendly work environment or need help with software licenses, a new network, data backup or any of our other services. Call (317) 376-4874 or fill out our contact form today.