Focus on Workspace instead of Workplace
Find out if your staff have the right tools to keep your business robust and effective through these times
Businesses have been quick to set up a temporary solution for their staff to work from home. But, with this pandemic, and businesses struggling to stay afloat, it is vital that businesses invest in their staff to work more effectively from home.
With over 10 billion devices in use in 2020, the proliferation of mobile technology is transforming how people interact and work. Employees are finding that they are more productive when they have greater flexibility around where and how they perform their jobs.
Constant IT issues can slow down productivity and impact your company’s overall efficiency. For companies that depend on computer systems to run their entire business, this could put everything at a standstill.
These constant IT issues include network malfunctions, server problems, and the inability to back up data. If your business computers aren’t running at their best, your employees and company aren’t, either.
This could cause time-consuming, stressful delays.
An expert can review your system to ensure everything runs at its best. That way, all of your systems run smoothly—without delays. This can help your company improve productivity.
Since time is money, that means you can improve your profits, too!
Many of the problems your company is experiencing may be caused by old systems. While technology can sometimes evolve faster than you are prepared for, computer technical support services can help.
An expert IT can maintain your routine check-ups and upgrades. That way, they can scan for any viruses or issues and keep your business computers running at their best.
Some companies delay upgrading their programs and computers because it’s not in the annual budget. However, keeping your systems up-to-date can help increase your company’s profit for the long-term.
If you’re worried about breaking the bank, discover how you can afford IT services on a budget. That way, you can upgrade your computers and/or programs (and step out of the technological Dark Ages).
1. The right security to access company applications and data
Just because you’re not in the office doesn’t mean you’re not a target for hackers. Your work machine is incredibly valuable for thieves and criminals, so take care to work securely. Be aware of how your company’s network policies such as the use of Wi-Fi, personal devices, and more. Employ a “trust but verify” mentality for documents sent to your inbox. Use a business-grade Virtual Private Network (VPN) for encryption. Larger organizations are likely to have an approved VPN solution. Know how to get IT assistance and report security threats. \Close your room’s door to avoid disclosing sensitive information to family members or visitors. Don’t slack off on your duty to keep your home office equipment secure. Understand how to protect yourself from common security threats.
2. The right communication tools to connect and collaborate
One of the most critical digital tools will be your company intranet, not only in its functionality but how you leverage it to engage employees. For all of remote working’s benefits, keeping staff engaged, connected and collaborative is difficult without physical interaction. Fortunately, your intranet is where you can bridge the gap. Empower your teams to work anywhere, on any device - and stay connected with the Translucent Cloud Solutions. Throughout the last few years, collaboration and teamwork have undergone significant change, impacting the way we work. With the development of new collaboration software, we are now able to communicate efficiently with team members regardless of their geographical location. Of course, there are a lot of options to choose from, but there is one particularly useful solution that stands out ahead of the rest, and that is a shared workspace tool called Microsoft Teams.
3. The right laptop configuration for specific work functions
People who use laptops for work really do have distinct needs and priorities from people who do not. Work computers are not just devices for sending email, surfing the web, or watching YouTube; they are the critical tools you rely on to do your job. So, if you need a machine that can edit hundreds of hours of digital video, you need it to do that job reliably, day after day. If you need a business laptop to take you from meeting to meeting, without any opportunities to plug-in for charging, you do not just need good battery life -- you need outstanding battery life. An underperforming machine can impede your employees' ability to do their work. To work more efficiently from home, most businesses will need machines with more functionality, longer battery life, larger solid-state drives (SSDs) and faster processors.
4. The right internet plans
There has never been a better time to make sure that you're getting the best Wi-Fi speeds possible at home. Here is how to do it. More and more of us are working from home these days, and that means your home's Wi-Fi networks are more important than ever. The last thing you want to have to deal with is a Wi-Fi signal that is not up to snuff. And yet that is exactly the problem many of us are facing. Whistle Out surveyed hundreds of consumers who had recently transitioned to working or studying from home, and found that more than a third reported that a weak or non-existent internet connection had prevented them from getting work done.
5. The right router configuration to cope with the shared family needs
If you have kids, their Face Timing and Xbox habits may slow your connection and download speeds. Moving as close as you can to your Wi-Fi router can help (devices that are distant tend to draw on bandwidth), or you can consider switching to Ethernet. You'll likely need a dongle since laptops don't have Ethernet ports these days plus an Ethernet cable to connect your computer to your router. Wondering if your most-used website is down? Check isitdownrightnow.com, which monitors key websites and services to see if they're working. You will also need to have excellent services to support this equipment. For starters, you'll need a great, high-speed internet connection. You'll also need good mobile reception. If you're getting a lot of dropped calls or interference, you will find it frustrating to communicate with the office and any customers you may deal with. In that case, look into signal boosters, or get a landline (VOIP is an excellent, and cheap, option).
6. The right tech support who understands your particular needs
Constant IT issues can slow down productivity and impact your business’ overall efficiency. For a business that depends on computer systems to run their entire business, this could put everything at a standstill. These constant IT issues include network malfunctions, server problems, and the inability to back up data. If your business computers aren’t running at their best, your employees and business aren’t, either. This could cause time-consuming, stressful delays. Instead of trying to constantly fix these repetitive issues yourself, request computer technical support services. An expert can review your system to ensure everything runs at its best. That way, all your systems run smoothly—without delays. This can help your business improve productivity. Since time is money, that means you can improve your profits, too!
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We help you to use technology to drive your business; not just be the servant,
by simplifying the implementation and utilisation of cloud technology, effectively, for your end user to make their work-life easier.
Here’s what Janeway Pty Ltd.’s
Director Linda Jane had to say:
“My previous work laptop could not handle the programs I needed to access for project management.
Translucent has made my life easier by advising me with the right plan for my purposes and the right laptop for project management. The time to complete a project is cut in half and productivity has doubled. The team at Translucent genuinely care and are always eager to support, quickly and effectively with exceptional service”