The end of the COVID-19 pandemic is in sight—but remote work is here to stay.
In fact, employers anticipate that nearly 20% of employees will still be working remotely at the end of 2021. So, how can companies continue to maximize efficiency and productivity?
Here are five technologies companies should leverage to strengthen their remote teams:
Project Management Tools
A remote workforce means overseeing teams in different locations, or even different time zones. This makes project management tools more important than ever.
Platforms like monday.com, GitHub (for software), and Hive can boost efficiency—allowing for better communication and collaboration. Ultimately, project management tools are designed to keep everyone on the same page so the project can be as successful as possible.
Remote teams depend on their laptops and mobile devices to complete most tasks. To minimize disruption, stakeholders should prioritize the use of these flexible options. Cell phones are no exception.
This is where mobile tools may come in. To help teams use their cell phone for business purposes, leaders can give them VPN remote access, encourage the use of mobile-based apps, or even provide portable Wifi devices to guarantee a stable connection.
As a managed services provider, you’ve heard us go on about the benefits of cloud services. Cloud computing tech is just as important for remote teams, as they make the overall work environment more accessible and secure.
Cost-effective, convenient, and scalable, companies love the flexibility cloud services bring. Team members can sign in from anywhere, using any device, staying connected while limiting infrastructure on their own site. It’s a win-win.
Data Backup and Recovery
You want to protect your data from outside threats. That said, mistakes happen—and you want to make sure you’re covered even if something goes wrong internally.
To keep your remote teams at ease, be sure your staff has access to first and secondary backup systems. Encourage your employees to back up their work, and see to it that everyone is on the same page.
In addition to being expensive, getting hacked can hinder productivity and morale. This is why remote companies need to continue maintaining the highest standard of network security.
Most PCs feature antivirus and firewall protection. Outsourcing your company’s security solutions, however, can go a long way in making sure you’re protected.
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