Enable your Team and your Business to Operate Remotely • Spector
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Remote Working

Technology allows businesses to be more flexible than ever before. Any place with an internet connection can become an office, and anyone with a computer around the world can be part of your team.

Enabling your business to operate remotely can bring several advantages. However, ensuring that people will be secure and productive while apart is not an easy task, and requires appropriate structure and planning. We have the expertise to provide you with the tools and know-how that your business need.

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Benefits

You will be ready to make use of a global talent pool. Find the best professionals based on their skills, not on their locations.

Expand your presence to new regions and countries with more ease and allow remote workers to collaborate directly.

More flexibility for your business, as you avoid physical site limitations and enable your team to work from anywhere.

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Benefits

Reduce costs with site rent, security and equipment. Free resources to invest in your business.

Always online – the flexibility may allow your company to serve customers in unconventional hours or different timezones.

Build a happier, more productive and loyal team. Remote working can give a significant boost in the work-life balance and satisfaction of your staff.

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Benefits

Technologies such as cloud servers, VPN, multi-factor authentication and access control will complement the critical infrastructure of your business operations. All of them have to be continually monitored and managed to ensure the safety of your files and critical data.

Neglecting this could leave your business open to countless threats and cyber criminals.

The Best Tips and Guides on Remote Working

The Toolkit to prepare your business for Working Remotely

Remote working can transform your business, but the circumstances of implementation will have a significant impact on your staff. Since the Coronavirus outbreak, companies have had to rush their people to work from home – with no preparation and support.

We have scanned the internet in search of practical advice and guidance from leading companies in remote work. The best in-depth guides for employers and employees are available in this article.

Dive in, and if you have any questions, feel free to get in touch.

FAQ

Yes, but that’s not as simple as it sounds. A personal machine will be used to access various websites and applications, which makes it more vulnerable to external threats such as malware and cyber-attacks. A business network also offers more security than public and home networks.

To ensure that your staff can access business-critical data safely, some vital policies and tools must be in place. We talk about some of these in the article Embrace BYOD.

Communication is essential for a business to thrive. Fortunately, there is a large variety of tools to facilitate communication, ranging from the quick and short chats to virtual meetings and a virtual phone system.

Here at Spector, we tend to recommend Microsoft Teams for most business needs. It provides channels to message team members or individuals directly, along with a phone system and file-sharing.

There are several ways of measuring productivity, most of which are more effective than “time spent in the office”. We do understand that many business owners may find this difficult at first, but this is an essential step to allow businesses to operate independently and flexibly. There is helpful advice available in the guide displayed above.

The implementation of these tools will depend on a few factors, such as your business needs, infrastructure and staff training. Ideally, this process should not be rushed, and people should have time to learn how to be comfortable with the new tools and procedures. If you are an existing customer of ours, this process can be comfortably done in a few weeks. As for new customers, an evaluation would be needed before estimating time.

Having a mixed workforce with both remote and on-site employees is possible, and many global companies operate like that. The flexibility provided by remote working tools is not restrictive for teams that want to get together.

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