Keep Your Business Running Remotely
In these unprecedented times, businesses have been suddenly faced with the possibility that all or some of their staff may need to work remotely for an extended period of time.
Businesses that are not adequately set up to handle the situation may struggle to continue servicing their clients. The good news is, that this can be achieved without having to invest in lots of hardware and infrastructure, so we have put together this checklist so you can ensure your business is ready.
If you are a Tasmanian business in need of help setting up any of these services, Launceston IT can provide a free consultation – Call us on 6388 9844 to discuss your needs.
Tools you need for effective working from home
VOIP Phone System
Your VOIP phone system should ideally have mobile app functionality so your staff can continue to receive business phone calls from their mobile, without having to give out their personal number, as well as make internal calls and transfers to other staff also working remotely.
Web-based email system
With a web-based email system, staff can access their emails from any device, making the transition to working at home easier.
Having your files in the cloud means your staff can access them from anywhere, and you don’t have problems with speed and loading times that you can get with other remote access options, such as VPN.
Remote IT Support
Make sure your IT provider is able to provide remote IT support, including for personal/non-business devices that staff may be required to use while working from home.
Internet and WIFI
You may need to consider how you can support your staff to access internet services and WIFI at home if their current setup is inadequate for working from home – for example, they may require faster speeds, or more data to cope with the increased activity that working from home creates.