remote workforce

Thinking About a Remote Workforce?

Learn How to Solve the 3 Toughest Challenges

 So, you’re thinking about implementing a remote workforce, huh? That’s smart… like, saving-thousands-of-dollars smart. With transportation and car-related expenses—on average—your employees are spending a thousand dollars a month in gas, insurance and vehicle maintenance. But, working remote comes with its own challenges. Does your business have what it takes to save your employees and your organization money while remaining productive and efficient? To get started, you’re going to need some help from managed services.

Communication

The Challenge | Whether you’re talking to your team or answering questions from your customers, communication makes up a significant portion of your day. It’s also the toughest challenge while working remotely. You need solutions that accommodate working from anywhere while providing the efficiency of working in the office.

The Solution | There are two main managed services that optimize your communications while working remotely. VoIP leverages IP telecom solutions that allow you to converse with colleagues and customers at the same time from virtually anywhere. While Office 365 provides Microsoft’s most powerful productivity tools including Skype for Business, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more, so you can collaborate with team members in real-time.

 Security

The Challenge | Mobile devices—especially off-site—increases risk of breaches, security gaps and downtime. If your personal devices have full access to confidential data, then you fear a data breach if your device is lost or stolen. Since most cyberattacks occur through email, keeping mobile and other devices that are connected to your email safe is critical to protecting your organization.

The Solution | With endpoint protection you keep your laptops, tablets and mobile devices safe from cybercriminals. You’ll gain training on how to protect your personal devices and gain extensive security procedures for keeping your hardware safe from phishing emails, ransomware, viruses and other cyberattacks.

 Access

The Challenge | Protecting your network from unauthorized users and malicious attacks start with restricting access. But, finding that IT sweet spot between giving your team the resources they need to succeed and limiting access from damaging intent is difficult to pinpoint. You need a solution designed to keep your business and customers protected.

The Solution | Keeping your business safe and your customer’s data confidential begins with network security services. Your systems are analyzed, and security procedures are implemented to close gaps in your defenses. Plus, we’ll give proper authorization to certified users and create a multi-layer approach to protecting your network, servers, hardware, and ultimately, your business.

Keeping your employees, customers and business safe while working remotely isn’t difficult, but it does require the expertise of an IT professional. We’re here to help make the transition from office to coffee shop easy and painless. So, you’ll save thousands and have the freedom to work wherever.

Contact us today to learn more about our remote services and how we can help you safely work from anywhere.

CES products

Come Out on Top This Year with These 5 CES Products

What’s the key to getting ahead of your competitors? Integrating new technology into your infrastructure. You want your business to be more competitive in 2018, and thankfully hundreds of new technologies were unveiled at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

 

But, when there are so many new technologies, how do you find which ones serve your needs best? Well, there’s no need to scroll through endless CES product reviews because we’ve already determined the top five that will keep you competitive in 2018:

 

  1. Lenovo Miix 630

Tablets are the key to working on the go, but it’s not every day that you find one with functionality as unwavering as your work ethic. The Lenovo Miix 630, weighing in at less than three pounds, is designed to be used as much as a smartphone with a built-in Snapdragon 835 chipset. The best part? The battery lasts for up to 20 hours. Your days of frantically searching for an outlet will be long gone when the tablet is released this spring!

 

  1. Acer Swift 7

Carrying your laptop from meeting to meeting can be a hassle, but when you have the world’s thinnest laptop, you can walk in confidently and effortlessly. The Swift 7 measures in at just 0.39 inches thick and weighs 2.48 pounds, all while avoiding compromised usability. Acer will release their revolutionary laptop this spring, with an HD touch display, an Intel Core i7 processor and 4G-LTE connectivity.

 

  1. Asus Lyra Voice

Modems, routers, speakers – we clutter our lives with devices that make important tasks easier. The Asus Lyra Voice brings multitasking to a whole new level, tripling as a tri-band AC2200 mesh Wi-Fi router, a speaker with rich and powerful sound and Amazon’s Alexa as a digital assistant. With Alexa on board, you can ask the Lyra Voice questions, play music and control your smart home devices. Declutter your office with the Lyra Voice and watch your productivity skyrocket!

 

  1. Aura

Say goodbye to your old cameras and infrared sensors and plug Aura – the most popular smart home security system this year – into your wall to monitor the WiFi radio waves that fill your office or home. When these patterns are interrupted, Aura knows that motion is occurring and can notify you on your smartphone or set off other alarms.

 

  1. Wi-Charge

It happens to the best of us. We forget to charge our smartphones the night before a busy day full of important meetings and don’t realize it until we get into the office the next day. Wi-Charge, this year’s winner of the Best of Innovation Award, allows you to charge your phone just by being in the room. Wi-Charge is a wireless power supply for smartphones, wireless webcams and wireless audios, so your smartphone will never die during an important call again.

 

All of these products sound great, but how do you determine which new technologies should be part of your infrastructure? Give [MSP] a call, and we’ll pinpoint the vulnerabilities in your system to help you better understand your strengths and weaknesses and leave your competitors behind this year, once and for all.