COVID-19 has drastically changed how business is made and, as a result, companies have had to deal with the unprecedented challenge of going remote at the flip of a switch.
Working from home is practical, both for workers and business owners, as it eliminates stressful commutes and the cost of maintaining an office space. Therefore, by continuing this trend you can maximize your profits.
So, when it comes to IT solutions, here’s what you need to keep in mind going forward.
Upgrade Remote Working Policies
If remote work should become standard for your company, then upgrading your policies should be the first item on your agenda. Ensure that your workers maintain their productivity, but more than that you should focus on privacy protection across the entirety of your organization.
This encompasses both an upgrade to your hardware and a plan on how your employees will handle sensitive data. In terms of hardware, there should be no overlap between personal devices and work-related devices.
As for sensitive data…
Cybersecurity From the Ground Up
Cybersecurity should be at the forefront of your operations going forward, and it all starts with individual employees. By offering cybersecurity training you will let them know that this is a team effort.
If you’re working with a managed service provider, they will help you identify potential leaks. Patching these up first is a priority, after which they will provide ongoing security monitoring.
Star Migrating to the Cloud
Ensuring that all your employees have access to software and data even when they’re not in office will help with maintaining a positive workflow.
A managed service provider can help with this migration, especially as this process should not be done in one take. In fact, switching to the cloud is a multi-step process that allows for no down-times, if done correctly.
IT specialists will help with cloud planning, testing, and security. Contact us today and let’s find out how we can help you make the switch!