Essential IT Projects for a Remote Workforce
Whether you’re an essential company or a business trying to navigate the daily changes that COVID-19 is causing, keeping your business afloat and productive is likely at the top of your priority list. Many businesses took the hit from Coronavirus much more intensely due to being unprepared with their IT network. This was a wake-up call for corporations (large to small businesses) as to the role that IT plays in their business. The need to work remotely increased tenfold within a matter of days.
Now is not the time to hold off on IT projects within your business. In fact, when most are working remotely, there are several projects that can still be done to increase productivity and efficiency in your workplace. Here are some of the top projects NexusTek is completing to assist businesses working remotely:
- Desktop as a Service (DaaS)
Your team’s ability to access a central hub housing their desktop is essential for many remote workers. A DaaS solution allows your business to house all desktops on one server allowing access to desktop images for each of your employees. This can be done from any remote device if properly set up. This means you can access your desktop instance from your home computer or almost any device that has internet. Working from anywhere is not only convenient, but nearly a necessity in times we are facing today. For more about Desktop as a Service, click here.
- Remote Working Environments
Many businesses can continue with business operations throughout difficult times. This is because they have a workforce with an environment that enables working remotely. SMBs to large corporations are proving daily that working remotely can be as efficient as being in the office if the environment is conducive to it. Check out our Remote Workforce Action Plan to learn more!
- Cloud Backup
Is your business backed up to the cloud? If the answer is no, we recommend you get a cloud backup solution as soon as possible. Working remotely means that your on-premise server could easily fail while no one is at the office. What would it cost your business if you lost all company data? A cloud backup means that all data is also stored in the cloud which can be accessed and recovered from any location.
- Microsoft Teams/Collaboration Tools
There has never been a better time to utilize tools like Microsoft Teams. The ability to collaborate while working remotely has significant value in times like these. Not only does Teams allow for easier means of teamwork, it also allows employees to stay in contact and allows for video conferencing to ensure interpersonal communication is happening. Have questions about the benefits of Teams? Read our article about it here.
- Disaster Recovery
What would happen to your business in the event of a natural disaster? Is your network configured in a way that your business would continue to thrive? Having a disaster recovery program is important, because let’s face it- we don’t know when a disaster could happen. We do know that when it happens being proactive is much easier and less chaotic than having to take reactionary measures. Business Continuity planning is a must when it comes to your network. Read more about business continuity here. NexusTek can develop your plan and make sure all the necessities are taken care of on your network, so that you have minimal to no downtime when disaster strikes.
- Security, Security, Security
Whether you have noticed or not, cyber criminals are lurking and preying on vulnerable networks and individuals during difficult times like COVID-19. Have you educated your employees on what to avoid online and signs of cyber-criminal activity? Ensuring your staff is educated and your network is protected are the first key components of cybersecurity. Check out our IT Security Quiz here. If you’re wondering how your company’s cybersecurity measures compare to those recommended, contact us here to speak with one of our cybersecurity team members.
As your trusted IT Partner, we would be happy to have an introductory call to discuss changes you may want to see in your business. There is no better time than now to ensure your remote workforce is working with optimal efficiency. Simply click the link below and one of our team members will reach out. NexusTek is standing by and helping businesses thrive through the rough times.