The COVID-19 pandemic has forced businesses across Australia to switch to a business model that embraces a work from home routine indefinitely. While some businesses are beginning to adapt to this new and unusual change, others are struggling to keep up with the ever changing landscape.
While work from home introduces greater responsibility for the employee to manage their own schedule and discover the best practices for working from home; it also requires better scope from the employer on what kind of infrastructure is required to work productively from home.
Utilise the cloud
It’s no secret the cloud enables business growth, but how can it help employees stay organised during the coronavirus lockdown? By improving productivity and efficiency, the cloud gives all employees access to vital information required to do their job, anywhere and at any time. They can also easily share documents and files between fellow colleagues with just the click of a button.
Cloud computing can help manage security, especially if employees are using their personal laptops to carry out work. Security measures including security-specific passwords and encrypted files can be put in place to ward off unauthorised users and hackers. Additional security measures can be used to prevent potential security breaches which are more likely due to remote working.
Managed IT Support
With employees working 100% remote, without an onsite IT department, addressing employee’s IT concerns in a timely manner may be limited. Consider sourcing a managed IT support service to help your employees better adjust to the growing pains of remote work. At ITConnexion, we offer responsive and comprehensive support for businesses, big or small.
Our team of IT experts can help your employees better manage applications including Office 365 and SharePoint. We can also assist in managing cloud servers as well as web and database servers. By providing unlimited and after-hours IT support, you can rest assured knowing that your team is fully equipped to take on the new challenges that come with working from home.
For more information on our services and how we can help your team better adapt to this new environment, book a no-obligation appointment with one of our staff members.