Tips to Scale Cloud Services When Your Employees Work Remotely

When COVID-19 came into the scene, businesses across the country discovered new ways to work. For some, adapting to these changes was more difficult than for others. While this is true, cloud services helped businesses and employees leverage remote work and take control of what was touted as the new “normal.

Top 5 Work from Home Tech Tips

Bring Your Office Home 

You can skip the bad fluorescent lighting and the cubical walls but if you are used to multiple monitors and a great keyboard, working from a laptop gets old quickly.  Most companies are allowing their team members to take home equipment from the office.

Remote Work Does Not Have to be Risky

With social distancing and Stay at Home Orders in full effect, organizations have been forced to enable a fully remote workforce. Ready or not, most teams are now partially if not fully working remotely. However, the rush to remote working can create cyber-security threats.

Do You Know What To Do if Your Business Caught a Ransomware Virus Today?

Let's talk about your business data (financial, business, operations, employee, and customer data + intellectual property, etc.). What would happen to your business if one of your employees caught a ransomware virus and not only they but your entire company became locked out of all of your data today, halting all business operations?

How much downtime, frustration, and financial burden would that cost your company? On average, small businesses lose around $8,500 per hour when down due to a ransomware attack (Source: Datto). However, there are several ways to avoid a cybersecurity attack to your business.

Utilizing a Remote Workforce? How Are You Protecting Your Computers and Networks Outside of Your Office?

Let's talk about Computer and Network Privacy. Do you know if your computers and networks are strongly defended? Do you have a Firewall, AntiVirus, and AntiSpam? Do you know what tools your business uses for these? Do you know if they routinely updated, maintained, and tested for quality?

If the answer is no or you're not sure because an internal I.T. person or outsourced I.T. Guy or I.T. Support company manages it for you, let us help you answer these questions.

When Your IT Goes Down, How Long Does It Take to Get Your Productivity Back Up?

Information technology is a sophisticated, multifaceted tool that touches every aspect of your business and requires regular maintenance to keep operating at full capacity.

I.T. problems can be small inconveniences like a printing issue or a full-blown catastrophe like a companywide data breach that interrupts your entire functionality, including client services.

Inc Magazine’s How To Prepare Your Business For The Workforce of the Future

Excerpt from Rhett Power's Inc. Magazine article featuring Kansas City and St. Louis I.T. Support experts, The Purple Guys 

2. Adapt I.T. for an increasingly remote workforce.

Employees and employers are both eager to adopt a more remote approach to work.