What is the Best Technology for Working Remotely?

Finding the best technology for working remotely can be challenging if you’re unfamiliar with the market and unsure what you need to thrive.

Here are some of the top tools to adopt for a future-forward business – during COVID-19 and beyond.

Videoconferencing, chat and collaboration solutions

To maintain productivity levels, ensure work-life balance and keep the lines of communication open, you need to give your staff the right software to continue working as normal from home. They may not be able to interact with each other in-person, but videoconferencing tools, for example, mean all the usual meetings can still happen. Think weekly brainstorming sessions, client catch-ups and one-on-ones with management.

Similarly, for everyday tasks, instant chat programs and holistic collaboration platforms (that include messaging, video chat, file upload and download, etc.) allow co-workers to collaborate without having to physically be in the same office together.

Cybersecurity is a must

An unfortunate by-product of remote working is the increased threat of cyberattacks on Australian businesses. From phishing scams to malware attacks and even identity theft, employers need to be aware of the risks and put in place the proper security measures.

Not only does that mean creating a sturdy cybersecurity policy, but it also means using – and regularly updating – antivirus software on company devices, requiring staff to use two-factor authentication when logging in, and perhaps even exploring the benefits of using a virtual private network (VPN).

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The best technology for working remotely? The cloud

For businesses that need to be flexible and scalable with remote work, the solution is to get all their vital processes into the cloud. Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) is one way to ensure the transition from office to home goes smoothly.

UCaaS is a cloud-based phone system that allows you to optimise your business communications with enterprise-class capabilities covering voice chat, text, call handling, mobile apps, BYOD and more.

It’s scalable, easy to install and use, is highly secure and will seamlessly integrate with your current business apps. Best of all, you’ll save money because there’s no capital equipment required, and none of the associated costs (e.g. hardware) of legacy phone systems.

To ensure your business can be successful with remote work, you need a custom approach to your communication tools and providers. Contact us to find out how we can make the technology work for you.

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