It has been well over a year since the shift to remote work began, and now many companies are planning a move back to the office. Before the transition is made, a major point to consider is that the traditional workplace may no longer fit the needs of a post-pandemic workforce.
Last spring, many of us went through the unprecedented process of moving to remote work. The migration was largely a lift and shift exercise of office gear and technology. For many, this meant tweaking underlying security and connectivity technologies to enable seamless remote work. As an IT managed service provider, we observed first-hand
One of the most important documents your organization can create is a Business Continuity Plan (BCP). This plan is a comprehensive review of how your organization will continue to operate when responding to unplanned disasters that impact business processes, applications, and IT infrastructure. We are all familiar with the burdens that the COVID-19 pandemic placed on businesses throughout the world. Companies that had a BCP in place were much more prepared for a remote work strategy than those without. The level of response this pandemic required highlighted the importance of business continuity planning and raised some unforeseeable questions that all companies should now ask themselves.
Has your company decided to transition a portion or all your employees to work-from-home long-term? What may have started as a temporary means to an end is working well, and you have decided to embrace this new way of doing business. What you need now is to ensure your remote employees can continue to get their work done as productively and securely as possible.
Now more than ever your employees are working on personal devices. A recent Microsoft study reported that 67% of people use personal devices in the workplace. Tasks such as sending emails, reviewing documents, accessing applications, and other business productivity actions are performed on personal devices daily. Employees work on their own devices as a matter of convenience, and for the business, the productivity benefits are appealing. Be informed about the benefits and risks of this growing trend, and learn how mobile application management (MAM) can help secure your sensitive company data with mobile app management solutions.
In this cloud-centric, accessible-anywhere world of computing, there are many questions around how your staff can access your data and apps to work more productively and securely from anywhere. Traditionally, in-house technologies were used to deploy workstations, manage endpoints, and enforce required security policies. However, what do you do when neither your users nor your data reside within the office?
Answer: Microsoft Modern Desktop
If your organization has Microsoft 365 (Office, Enterprise Mobility + Security, and Windows 10) you have access to a full array of powerful and flexible apps. These great productivity boosters enable employees to work from anywhere with their app of their choice to match their preferred working style. The challenge is how do businesses identify which Microsoft 365 app to use and the appropriate situation for each.