If you have employees working remotely, make sure you consider three things: 1) what they are connecting to back at the office, 2) what platforms, software and access they need when remote, and 3) what computer, other hardware and software platforms will be on their remote workstation.
We've put together a list of the top 7 things you'll need to take into consideration when managing remote workstations.
- Use a company owned laptop with Wi-Fi and minimum i5 processor with 16GB of RAM and 500 GB SSD with a 100 Mbps/100 Mbps Wi-Fi Internet connection.
- Install Microsoft 365.
- Add Nex-Tech Security and Webroot AV with remote management for patching and updates.
- Allow either limited or no printing at remote sites. Instead, use the print to PDF option.
- Add a Cloud phone system and install or update extensions with all company phone system features.
- Provide battery backup to support the router and Wi-Fi at the remote site.
- Install a password manager like BitWarden.
NOTE: There is a difference between working from anywhere and working from home, so businesses need to establish a clear policy for what is acceptable and not. For example, one area to define would be workers on public Wi-Fi. If that is allowed, determine what additional security requirements must be in place to protect the company.
Call Nex-Tech with questions and solution options, 800.588.6649 or visit our website for more information. Also, access our remote worker questionnaire to get a head start defining your current status.