FAIRFIELD, NEW JERSEY (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 20, 2015
With weather forecasters calling for multiple storms and record cold temperatures to hit the Tri-State Area this coming winter, New Jersey Business Technology Solutions company Quikteks is offering business owners tips on how they can keep employees prepared, productive and safe on snow days.
“As kids, we loved snow days because it meant we could stay home from school and spend the day building forts in the snow and having snowball fights with our friends in the neighborhood,” commented Quikteks Founder and CEO Andrew Rich. “For business owners today, the scenario has changed quite a bit. Business has become more competitive, technology far reaching and expectations higher than ever before.”
According to Quikteks, 3 keys ways that businesses can support remote employees during snow days — and throughout the year — when coming into work is not possible or safe include:
1. Use Terminal Servers, which provide computers and printers with a common connection point to a local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN). This allows employees to work from home simply by logging in from their PC.
2. Install Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) client software to employees’ computers. This allows them to connect to other computers on the network, and access work files from home.
3. Implement a Virtual Private Network (VPN), which extends the business’s network via the Internet, and enables employees to securely send and receive data across a public network.
In addition to the basic desire to be a successful business with happy and productive employees and customers, business owners must also be concerned for the safety of their employees. In fact there may also be potential liability of demanding that employees show up to work in bad weather. As noted by Inc.com senior reporter Eric Markowitz, employees who can prove that their employer was negligent for remaining open during a snow day, or during any other episode of bad weather, may have recourse to sue.
Added Rich: At Quikteks our expert team has efficiently and cost-effectively implemented these strategies for our most successful customers. In fact, we think it is so important to be prepared that our team has begun to offer complimentary assessments to measure a businesses capacity to support remote employees during snow days, and throughout the year, when coming into work is not possible or safe.”
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