Remote work can definitely be a win-win for you and your employees, but it requires some planning for you to enjoy the benefits while mitigating the risks.
Allowing your employees to work from home full-time or on a flex basis is a fundamentally good strategy for many reasons. A sick employee who can continue working at home and convalesce without infecting coworkers, a new parent can continue to work on projects while sharing childcare, and you are responsible for less space and hardware in the office. Remote capacity also means employees can remain productive on the road.
You have to consider that your data may be at risk being on a system that doesn’t belong to you. Your employee’s home computer could die or be hacked, losing or damaging your business files. A lost USB drive, a failed email that went unnoticed, their PC being stolen; any of these situations could result in some level of disaster.
How do you balance the risk to your data with the benefits of remote work? Without a good IT solution, your employees’ home computers might not be secure enough.
Quikteks Tech Support can help. We can set up a solution that allows your employees to maintain their productivity from anywhere, securely. To get started, give us a call at (973) 882-4644 or schedule a free network consultation.