Due to spreading Covid-19 threats in Ireland, more and more organisations are turning to remote work to keep its employees safe and still keep the vital business operations working. As much as remote work has broadened workforce possibilities during this time, companies must ensure to provide their employees with the best remote work tools that they can in order to ensure data security and easy communication.
Tools that make remote work - work:
VOIP Remote Work Tools – Voice-Over-IP is a software that allows voice calls over the internet. These tools enable remote teams to work collaboratively from the same system when an email or instant messaging isn’t enough.
VPN (Virtual Private Network) – one of the biggest concerns for organisations is data safety and working remotely can expose important data to leakage possibilities. a VPN is designed to protect an internal network or system when outsiders have access to it. This means that when you access your work system from a different location, it protects and secures the connection.
Virtualized Desktops or Desktop as a Service Tools – DaaS platforms allows remote workers to access their work computers from a remote location and have full access to data and applications. These platforms also are a more secure way to work remotely as all the data that is downloaded gets stored on the on-site computer.
Remote Management and Storage Apps – remote storage apps is what really began remote work conversation as it made it possible to store all work and data in the cloud enabling workers to jump between devices and locations without experiencing any access limitations. It also allows teams to communicate via a single channel thus increasing communication speed and productivity.
Collaboration Tools – collaboration tools are a great way for remote employees to stay connected. Tools such as video conferencing, screen sharing, file sharing, instant messaging etc. help to keep remote workers in the loop with the rest of the team. 87% (Allied, 2017) of remote employees reported feeling more connected to their co-workers through the use of video conferencing.