How to Manage Remote Workers

With a global customer base, eMazzanti Technologies positions engineers and project managers in various locations worldwide to support that reach. As a technology service provider, the company also designs remote connectivity solutions for clients who are looking to expand their remote workforce. Based on 10+ years of experience, here’s our take on how to manage remote workers. Job Functions that Fit Remote Work Certain job functions provide a more natural fit for remote workers. In general, we have had greater success with client facing positions (sales, network engineers and project managers) than with back office employees (administrative, bookkeeping, HR) working…

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Remote Collaboration: Connecting Teams When Circumstances Force Work-at-Home

From winter blizzards to international travel advisories and global health concerns, sometimes powers beyond our control force remote solutions. When team members cannot gather in person, technology comes to the rescue. Now, more than ever, solutions such as Microsoft Teams prove essential in maintaining productivity through remote collaboration. Coronavirus Provides Preparedness Motivation Current global fears about coronavirus (COVID-19) have set stock markets reeling and prompted widespread panic. In the office, an employee with a persistent cough prompts worry among coworkers. Parents find themselves unexpectedly working at home when schools or daycares close. And employees cancel work trips to high risk…

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Multiple Computer Monitors: Advantages and Disadvantages

Multiple Computer Monitors: Advantages and Disadvantages used with permission from SBA.gov by Anita Campbell Are you looking to increase productivity in your small business? Some entrepreneurs and professionals find it helpful to have access to multiple computer monitors. This type of setup can potentially improve collaboration, productivity and even location flexibility. But there are also some potential drawbacks, from money and space constraints to the potential for distractions. If you’re considering investing in dual monitors for your own office, here are some of the pros and cons to consider. Pros of Using Multiple Computer Monitors Easy Switching Between Programs As…

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2018 Business Tech Review: Innovation Balanced with Security

From a surge in manufacturing robots and mobile POS to improved remote access, 2018 brought a host of advances in business tech. At the same time, cyber-attacks continued to make headlines, highlighting the need for more robust cyber-security. In the coming year, organizations will search for a balance between embracing technology and safeguarding information assets. Understanding where we have come from can inform our decisions moving forward. Improved Remote Access Nearly half of the workers in the United States work remotely at least part of the time. Remote access is not a new concept by any means. However, business tech…

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Secure, Social, and Seamless: How to Make the Most Out of Mobile Work on Your Summer Holidays

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…

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10 Ways to Keep Your Mobile Devices More Secure

used with permission from SBA.gov by Anita Campbell Mobile devices pose heightened security risks. Those risks come in several forms. Devices — including business data saved on them such as call records, contacts, images, videos, documents and email messages — can be lost or stolen. If you use mobile apps or cloud software accounts with saved logins, anyone could conceivably access your business data through those apps or accounts via a stolen or lost mobile device. Devices used over insecure connections such as public Wi-Fi, can expose data to hackers and eavesdroppers who steal login credentials, banking and credit card…

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Expand Your Business with Remote Desktop Services (Formerly Terminal Services)

Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is one of those amazing technologies that often triggers a first response like, “I wish I’d heard about this sooner!” Why so terrific? Because, this nifty business tool enables users to access their Windows desktops and applications from anywhere on the Internet, or from within a business network. If you don’t recognize it, it’s because many know the product by its former name, Terminal Services. The popular Microsoft remote access technology enables a secure connection and a rich desktop experience. Thus, it looks and works just like your Windows desktop or application is right there in…

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Mobile Workforce – How to work from home and look good doing it

used with permission from Microsoft Office Blogs In the last decade, the mobile workforce has increased by more than 100 percent—not that surprising when we consider the abundant improvement in technology over that same time period. Telecommuting offers wonderful benefits to companies and workers alike, with an improved work-life balance topping the charts. Not only that, but a 2015 Gallup poll shows that telecommuters are more likely to be more engaged in their jobs, and being engaged can lead to higher profitability, mobile productivity, customer engagement and other positive business outcomes. But mobile teams experience problems of their own. At…

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8 ways to successfully lead your remote workforce

used with permission from Microsoft Office Blogs For many of us, the rise of the remote workforce comes as no surprise. For years now, office workers have been abandoning their desks in favor of settings that are farther afield and allow them to work in a more comfortable, and often more productive, environment. And it’s a trend that only promises to keep growing. In fact, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC), the U.S. mobile worker population is on track to grow from 96.2 million in 2015 to 105.4 million mobile workers in 2020. And by the end of the…

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Leverage the Power of the Cloud

Asking the right cloud question could transform your business Many companies today are asking the question: “Should I be on the cloud or keep my servers?” Their cloud indecision may arise from considering the potential economic benefits and listening to all of the cloud buzz, offset by uncertainty about the cost, complexities of integration, ease of use and staff time involved. The answer to the cloud question depends on the individual circumstances of your business. Moving your servers to the cloud because you’ve heard that it will save money or that it’s the thing to do does not usually lead…

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