Remember the days when a flight delay meant you were guaranteed to miss an important meeting, and working from the beach involved lugging heavy files in your hand luggage? How did anyone get anything done? Luckily, with today’s secure digital workplace tools, it’s easy to work from anywhere—empowering your remote workforce and allowing you to enjoy all the benefits of travel, without the setbacks.
While you definitely deserve (and need) the occasional no-work-allowed break, sometimes you want to dip your toes into emails and projects from the comfort of a hammock in the Bahamas. To make that possible, here are some important things to consider when working outside of the office.
Keep your security airtight
You wouldn’t leave your front door unlocked when you go on holiday—don’t make the same mistake with your business. Accessing your company’s files from the airport, beach, or even the coffee shop next door without first securing your devices and network leaves your business vulnerable and invites hackers in.
Imagine using a public WiFi network when you’re on holiday, picking up some nasty malware without your knowledge, then unwittingly bringing it into the company’s network when you return to the office to show off your tan. You shouldn’t have to worry about attackers when you’re trying to take a break. But in today’s cyber security landscape, it pays to be vigilant at all times.
Have a clear and comprehensive network security and BYOD policy for all employees, both remote and on-site. Regular training and reminders helps keep the information fresh in people’s minds and ensures they know what to do to prevent attacks.
You can also consider using secure and seamless digital workplace tools like those offered by Awingu. Awingu’s software allows any member of your organization to access the files and applications they need from wherever they are, without sacrificing security.
Keep in touch
Postcards are great for your friends and family. But when it comes to staying in touch with your employees and teams, you need a faster solution. If you say you’re available while travelling but your phone keeps going to voicemail in a crisis, something has gone terribly wrong.
Strong communication is also crucial for empowering remote workers and allowing them to do their best work. Without the ability to easily collaborate with the rest of their team, they can quickly become isolated, reducing productivity and hurting their morale.
Modern technology offers so many ways to keep in touch that you can make poor communication a thing of the past. Whether you hold meetings over Skype while you’re away from your desk or use collaborative tools to help remote and on-site workers work seamlessly inside an application together, keep everyone connected to keep business ticking along.
Keep everything you need in one place
It can be hard to juggle a lot of tech all at once. So why not stick to a single, unified solution? Using a comprehensive digital workplace allows you to run your business without disruption, even while on the move.
At eMazzanti, we partner with Awingu to help you make the most of remote work and prepare for any eventuality. Stuck at the airport and need to edit files in a pinch? No problem. Want to Skype into a meeting from the comfort of your hotel bed? Piece of cake. Awingu offers seamless accessibility from any device, with built-in collaboration tools and more. And with cutting-edge security capabilities, you can access everything with total peace of mind.
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Bryan Antepara: IT Specialist
Bryan Antepara is a leader in Cloud engagements with a demonstrated history of digital transformation of business processes with the user of Microsoft Technologies powered by the team of eMazzanti Technologies engineers.
Bryan has a strong experience working with Office 365 cloud solutions, Business Process, Internet Information Services (IIS), Microsoft Office Suite, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Customer Service.
He has the ability to handle the complexity of moving data in and out of containers and cloud sessions, makes him the perfect candidate to help organizations large and small migrate to new and more efficient platforms. Bryan is a graduate of the University of South Florida and is Microsoft Certification holder.