Hybrid Workforce Strategies for Success

With vaccinations on the rise and more locations preparing to return to quasi-normal, businesses need to plan next steps. While numerous surveys show that employees mostly celebrate returning to the office, workers expect more flexibility than before. For many organizations, this means operating with a hybrid workforce. A hybrid workforce includes employees working in a traditional setting as well as employees working remotely. In fact, many workers plan to split their time between the office and home. To promote success in this new environment, organizations need to use the lessons from 2020 to drive strategies moving forward. Analyze Lessons Learned…

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6 Low-Cost Productivity Tips to Increase Competitiveness

Increasing workplace productivity can mean the difference between a business that succeeds and a great idea that fails. When a company produces more products or delivers higher-quality customer service more quickly than the competition, it gains the advantage. Use these low-cost productivity tips to even the playing field and compete more effectively. To get the most benefit out of technology, however, organizations need to match the technology solution to the business need. Start by assessing business processes to identify areas for improvement. For instance, do employees find themselves bogged down with paperwork? Or does distance hinder effective collaboration? The following…

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Remote IT Support Delivers Proactive Solutions

With information technology and cybersecurity threats both evolving daily, organizations struggle to secure vital assets and maximize productivity. A widening cybersecurity skills gap further complicates the scene. Harnessing the power of remote IT support allows even small businesses to benefit from enterprise-grade solutions. Flexible Options to Meet Varied Business Needs Managed services providers (MSPs) offer a wide variety of solutions customized to specific business demands. For example, an organization with an established, in-house IT department may contract with a service provider to support a specific software platform. Alternatively, the MSP may provide communications services or facilitate cloud migration. Additional services…

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Leverage Technology to Prevent Remote Worker Disengagement

Everyone has a bad day now and again. But when a usually productive employee begins to avoid interaction, contribute less, and react negatively, it could be a warning sign. While remote work brings many benefits, it also takes a toll on employee engagement. Smart companies actively look for ways to prevent remote worker disengagement. Challenges Remote Workers Face For the State of Remote Work 2019 Report, remote employees reported the biggest challenges they face. Top responses included separating home life from work life, feeling loneliness and achieving collaboration. The same study also showed that nearly all remote workers planned to…

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4 Productivity Tips for a Partially Remote Workforce

For a full year now, the business world has engaged in a grand experiment. Almost overnight, thousands of companies switched to a remote workforce. Remote work has proved a mixed bag, offering clear benefits but also significant challenges. Now, as we look ahead, the “new normal” almost certainly includes a partially remote workforce. For many employees, particularly knowledge workers, the move to remote work has increased productivity levels and job satisfaction. Businesses benefit from flexible hiring and lower office costs. However, not all jobs lend themselves to remote work, and not all employees enjoy working from home 100 percent of…

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IT Solutions for Remote Work Boost Law Firm Productivity

Like their counterparts in other industries, lawyers across the globe began working from home in 2020. The shift to remote work offered greater flexibility for employees, along with reduced overhead and increased profits for firms. But it also brought challenges that firms need to address moving forward. IT solutions for remote work support ongoing success. Remote Work Challenges for Law Firms For law firms, the challenges that accompany remote work fall into four major categories: Security and regulatory compliance – The legal industry deals with more than the usual quota of regulations, from state ethics panels to privacy laws such…

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MSPs Empower Remote Work with Flexible Solutions

By summertime, nearly half of the U.S. workforce reported working from home full-time. Even after the pandemic, many employees will continue to work remotely at least part-time. Managed services providers (MSPs) help make that possible. By providing increased security, cloud services and collaboration tools, MSPs empower remote work. Long before 2020, work-at-home numbers began a steady climb. Remote work benefits businesses by reducing overhead costs and allowing hiring managers to seek talent without regard to location. On the other hand, workers benefit from increased flexibility, often reporting greater productivity when they work from home. At the same time, remote work…

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eMazzanti Delivers Secure Anywhere Access to University Computer Lab for Remote Students

What if Universities could leverage computer labs to give students remote anywhere access without the need to purchase new computers or run virtual machines in the cloud? University Going Virtual on a Budget A major Midwestern University plans to operate virtually in the fall. With COVID, administrators are looking at how to provide students with virtualized systems to achieve new normal productivity. They want to bring their labs online to provide students remote anywhere access to what used to be in person reserved systems. The goal is to broker connections to a farm of 300 MACs and up to 2,400…

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Do I Need a Traditional Office in the Post-COVID World?

As nations and states outline plans for reopening, businesses need to decide what normal will look like in the post-pandemic world. Will millions of workers leave remote work behind, dig out their business attire and return to the office? Or does the traditional office become a relic of the past? For most organizations, the answer remains complicated. With tools such as Microsoft 365, remote workers can collaborate over distance more safely and productively than ever before. However, some jobs simply need dedicated office space, with team members close at hand. At the same time, COVID has provided a wake-up call….

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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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