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The “Work From Home” Era is Here. Are You Ready?
The Covid-19 pandemic has shed new light on the importance of supporting a remote workforce. Enabling your employees to work from home is no longer just a recruiting tactic used in Silicon Valley; it’s now a necessity for any organization looking to compete at scale in a global economy.
Even after the Covid-19 pandemic ends, the acceleration to remote workforces will not. Tech giants like Twitter, Microsoft, Google, and Facebook have already announced plans to extend work-from-home policies well into the future, if not indefinitely. BrevAll Technologies partners with small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to make sure they’re equipped to handle this sudden exodus from traditional office buildings.
According to Kate Lister, president of Global Workplace Analytics, “Our best estimate is that 25-30% of the workforce will be working-from-home multiple days a week by the end of 2021.” That number is up from 3.6% of employees working from home half-time or more before the pandemic began. Even if you don’t anticipate fully embracing a “WFH” model, it’s still essential to have the infrastructure to support employees who can’t come into the office or want to be operational during non-business hours. Here are a few of the ways we can help.
Mitigate Security Threats
According to a BitSight report, 45 percent of companies had malware on their corporate-associated home networks. The study included reporting from more than 41,000 organizations. For SMBs, this has powerful implications. SMBs typically could ignore the cybersecurity of home offices in the past. That’s not possible when employees are forced to work from home and rely on corporate connectivity, software, and devices to perform their daily tasks.
Determine What Technologies You Really Need
At a minimum, business owners must equip their employees with a combination of the following technologies: Windows virtual desktops, SD-WAN, and a firewall. Virtual desktops provide employees with access to apps, software, and technology to utilize on their work computer. SD-WAN establishes a secure and efficient means of connectivity for employees, while a monitoring solution ensures the ongoing security of any devices or networks from cyberattacks, like phishing or ransomware. Additionally, printer/scanner solutions are absolute necessities for specific employees.
Keep Your Employees at Work
From a network security perspective, there’s little doubt that it’s riskier when you have a remote workforce. Personal Wi-Fi networks, coupled with the lack of oversight employees typically receive when they’re in the office, is enough to make any business owner a little uneasy. BrevAll can partner with your organization to make sure your employees have the tools and training to protect your network security from their remote locations.
Let Us Help You Move Your Business Forward
- Were you caught flat-footed by the WFH transformation?
- Do you need help adjusting to this new paradigm?
- Are you looking for a technology partner, not just a provider?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, give us a call to see how we can help!
In Other Remote Workforce News:
Leading Managed Technology Services Provider (MTSP) Helps Businesses Owners Persevere Through the Pandemic
BrevAll Technologies, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), announced today that the company is building technology plans for businesses to continue to operate through the pandemic. BrevAll Technologies begins by evaluating an organization’s existing technology and then creates a plan to maximize operations and employee productivity with the proper technology that supports both remote and on-site workers. While more restrictions may be on the horizon, there is no reason why most businesses cannot adapt and thrive, especially when they have a strong technology plan.
“We are in unprecedented times, but this doesn’t mean businesses can’t continue thriving,” stated Paul Enloe, CEO of BrevAll Technologies. “With a shift in approach and proper technology, a business can set itself up for successful continued operations.”
Microsoft Teams is a tool that dramatically enhances every employee’s ability to collaborate by integrating the functions of chat, meetings, calls and collaboration into a single platform. With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, mandatory precautions have forced small to midsized businesses (SMBs) across the country to innovate after being thrust into an immediate need to keep their operations running, remotely.
BrevAll Technologies is proactively helping customers transition their staff to a remote workforce by leveraging Microsoft Teams. While working remotely is the “new normal” among many businesses, some companies are reluctant to change, often citing intangible benefits of working in a shared physical location. However, such assertions lack supporting data according to a 2019 study conducted by Forrester Consulting titled, “The Total Economic Impact of Microsoft Teams”. In fact, according to the researchers, “information workers were able to save 4hrs/wk through improved collaboration and information sharing,” thereby giving many employees the extra time they needed to finally catch up on all the loose ends that often interrupt operations.