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Working Remotely during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on March 24, 2020

This has been a busy few weeks for us. Technology has never been as important as it is now – to keep our economy running, to disseminate information and even using ai and other emerging technologies to research a vaccine. In order to stay open, many of the organizations we support are sending their employees home to work.

There are many ways to keep your staff working seamlessly from any locations and may depend on various factors including security, budget, local infrastructure and so forth. Here is a list of software that can help keep folks productive from any location.

Remote Access

Ideally using a VPN with secured company laptops is the ideal way to ensure security and connectivity but this may require equipment and software that is not available at your office. Using a remote access app can allow your staff to access their workstations. Our recommendations are:

AnyDesk

TeamViewer

Most remote access apps are free for personal use and have a monthly subscription fee for businesses.

When setting these up, ensure you configure the power settings on the host computer to not turn off the hard drive or you will not be able to access it when in sleep mode.

Syncing and Sharing Files

There are dozens of file syncing services available – including the big three: DropBox, Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive. Now is a great time to investigate whether one of these fits your needs with the added benefit of creating a backup of your files.

Meeting Online

One of our favourite online web conferencing and meeting tools is Zoom.

Calendars, Scheduling and Online Communication

If you don’t already have something in place, we offer a complete solution for shared calendars, scheduling and online communication. Send us a quick message if you are interested.

 

 

 

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