COVID-19 Remote Work Readiness
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Considering letting staff work from home?

Global worries about the Coronovirus is requiring
organizations to kickstart the process.

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Since the Coronavirus outbreak and subsequent shutdown of many businesses, the spotlight is now on different work-from-home options. This increased interest has spurred more adoption of remote technologies such as video conferencing, hosted cloud applications and virtual desktop software.

Using tools available from leading vendors such as Microsoft, SonicWALL and Splashtop, it is possible to setup user friendly communication and collaboration tools to help your business succeed no matter where your staff is working from.

Should the current Coronavirus situation require that your company needs to remain productive away from the office for an extended period of time, below is a quick check list to ensure that you can be:

1. Maintain remote access to your computers and servers.

2. Make sure you can continue to pay bills and receive payments.

3. Ensure your phone system can be routed or accessed while out of the office.

4. Validate that you have good backups and that backups will continue to run in your absence.

5. Software such as Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Accounting, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and any other enterprise software should be made accessible from outside of your office.

6. Utilize redundant Internet connections to ensure remote access.

7. Ensure that you have enough mobile devices for your staff to maintain secure, reliable, and supportable access to your office resources. Keep a few a few extra laptops and tablets on hand so that your employees can use them.

As always feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions, concerns, or would like assistance taking a deeper dive into your business continuity plan.

We have a folder of helpful COVID related documents to share including remote access plans, security awareness policies and other useful information

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Some of the tools that are included with Office 365 that you can immediately leverage to get your staff working remotely are:

Microsoft Teams

  • Chat Video
  • Conferencing
  • Collaboration

Microsoft Sharepoint/OneDrive

  • Cloud-Based File Storage
  • File Sharing
  • Collaboration through multi-user editing

Microsoft Planner

  • Centralized Task
  • Board Workflow and Process

Microsoft Stream

  • On Demand Video/Event Delivery
  • Company-wide meetings
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Windows Virtual Desktop

Splashtop Remote Access Software The Better Alternative to LOGMEIN and GOTOMYPC

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VPN Connectivity

Access your office files from anywhere Direct connection to your office network

How can Heritage Technology Solutions help?

Heritage Technology Solutions has extensive experience assisting businesses with evaluating their current work environment and converting it into a remote-friendly workplace

Are you interested in learning more? Send us an email and we’ll have one of our experienced engineers reach out to you to discuss your options.

Get working remotely today!

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