Depending on your location and industry, your business may be in the early stages of returning to the office. Careful planning during this time is absolutely essential - for the health and well-being of your employees, and their technology. This planning stage is an opportunity to review how your IT demands have changed over the past months, and how this remote set-up will change if a large percentage (or all) of your employees return to the office. Consider the following questions:
If your business is moving employees on-site and needs help with IT and telecommunications support, please contact us directly, and we can swiftly provide guidance and deployment of enterprise-level IT support. While corporate and government policies evolve, our goal is to provide businesses with remote and on-premise data security, digital conferencing tools, and other on-demand IT support in order to keep businesses from slowing down their operations.
Determine whether your company wants to maintain, revise, or eliminate any existing BYOD policies that were established before or during COVID-19. Ensure adequate safety protocols are in place for the storage of sensitive data, access to company networks, and collaborative applications.
As more companies transition back to the office, it's imperative to keep employees informed about how their workflow will change. Will you remain in the office or provide an optional remote work program? Keep your employees informed throughout the migration process.
Review and catalog any mobile devices that were deployed to assist with remote work. Will employees be holding onto these devices in the event COVID-19 cases surge? Assess whether the technology is appropriate, secure, and sufficient to support employee productivity.
As more employees return to the office, activity logging and network monitoring baselines may change. Ensure that current monitoring solutions have the appropriate thresholds, to avoid false alerts.
If your organization deployed remote resources, now is the time to review them. Did they meet the needs of your remote employees? Are you paying for services that already exist in your tech stack?
If you're looking to maintain your remote workforce, ensure employees have access to the resources they need - securely. The following are our top recommendations for a productive and compliant remote working experience. For more information about supporting a remote workforce, please visit our technical resources hub.