Get Your Business Ready for Hybrid or Remote Operations
It can be hard to look into the future, especially today when that future can often look bleak and unpredictable. It’s incredibly important, however, to do so, especially in the realm of your business’ operations. When the pandemic is over, how are you going to corral your employees back to your office? Are you even going to attempt this? Perhaps, now more than ever, it’s time to reevaluate your operational infrastructure and how technology can impact it.
Let’s take a closer look at what technology can do for your business’ operations and how it can enable a remote or hybrid workplace.
To avoid operations suffering from a sudden shift to remote or hybrid operations, consider equipping your employees with the tools they need to get their work done regardless of location, including hardware. You probably don’t need to supply them with full workstations, but you might consider providing laptops and smartphones to ensure that they can stay connected to the workplace regardless of location. If procurement is an issue, we would be happy to help you out—just let us know!
Along with hardware, your business will also need access to data and software to make use of it. The cloud makes for a great way to improve accessibility of applications and data, as it essentially creates an online environment for these important parts of running your business. There are many cloud-based solutions out there that your business should consider, but some of the most important, in our opinion, include a unified communication solution, a data storage solution, and a productivity suite. Your needs might differ, but it’s safe to say that you will get value out of these solutions, especially in a remote environment.
Your business needs certain solutions to help employees stay in touch while out of the office, and unified communications gives these solutions, plus some. With UC, you get a centralized location for employees to access email, instant messaging, video chat, conference calling, and VoIP. UC is a great tool that can address many of the challenges that come from remote or hybrid operations.
Infrastructure Access Technology
The most important of all, security and access control, will give your employees the ability to access important information while out of the office. A virtual private network and remote desktop access technology can give your business the ability to safely and conveniently access data and other important information while they work remotely. All of this is done through the cloud, and considering the “online” or “connected” nature of remote work, it cannot be understated how important security is in today’s remote work environment.
Ashton Technology Solutions wants to help your business ensure that remote and hybrid workflows both now and in the future do not compromise its ability to get things done. To learn more about how we can help your business ensure remote operational continuity, reach out to us at 216-397-4080.