A majority of businesses are allowing their employees to work from home due to the coronavirus pandemic. This may be new territory for businesses and employees alike. Be sure your employees are set up for success and your business keeps moving forward with these IT solutions.
Using a voice over internet protocol (VoIP) system allows your employees to use their personal devices to make and receive calls. Employees still have access to their voicemail and an office line. The only exception is that they can use their smartphone or laptop and just need an internet connection. You can also set up call forwarding to allow calls to ring to employee’s personal devices so they can receive calls from customers like normal. This allows your remote working employees to conduct business as usual and stay in contact with customers.
Employees still need to communicate with one another as if they were in the office. With a unified communication (UC) platform like Microsoft Teams, employees can chat, host video calls, and share files all in one place. UC provides a safe and secure platform for employees to communicate and ensures everyone has access to the people and information they need to keep business moving forward without disruption during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Moving data and files to a cloud-based environment is the easiest way to allow employees to access the information they need while working remotely. This way, you won’t have to worry about connecting each employee’s device to your native server. All they need is a device and an internet connection to keep working. Beyond allowing employees to access files, the cloud can save your business up to 50% on the typical server-based storage costs.
If you’re not ready to move your data to the cloud, virtual desktops are another option. Employees can log in as work as if they are working on their office desktop. They will have access to all the files and applications they would use as if they were in the office. We can help set your employees up with a virtual desktop environment while working remotely.
We understand that this is a difficult and confusing time for many businesses. Be rest assured that we can continue to serve your business and employees even while working remotely. To learn more about IT solutions to serve your business while working remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic, reach out to us today!