The benefits of remote access
The world of work, a forever changing and continuously evolving notion. In modern day, an employer and its’ employees are no longer constrained to the same office working boundaries as before. Today, with remote access, an employee can work from home with complete and total ease.
Remote working in the comfort of your own space is a concept, which in recent years has gained in popularity. With no real restrictions, in relation to a particular sector, an increased number of firms are climbing aboard. With considerable flexibility benefits for both employer and employee it enables a boost in productivity. For those workers who depend on childcare services to those that have to travel, the idea of Remote Access is most favourable.
Remote access to servers
Any employee working offsite is obviously going to need access to their work and also shared files. In addition, they also need be able to share those said files and documents with fellow colleagues and customers too. As a result, the employer needs to provide a suitable and most importantly safe way to do this. Do not fret… we have a few solutions for you.
VPN’s (to the none techy, that’s a virtual private network). The most cost-effective and productive. These networks are not only primarily secure but they are also direct, between the offsite router and the internal office network. VPN’s are widely used across all businesses and is said to be one of the most secure methods to file and data share.
Other potential solutions consist of various cloud based sharing software or your business could in turn implement remote desktop services.
As well as file access, remote workers need to a reliable contact. Colleagues and potentially customers need to be able to reach the individual and with zero complication. In turn this makes the idea of communication crucial. In this particular area of solutions some effective methods include: IP telephony, cloud based e-mail hosting and video conferencing.
IP telephony networks allow a business to make and receive calls via an Internet connection as appose to through a traditional analogue telephone system. Many advantages entail but perhaps the most important are the fact that locational restraints are not an issue. Staff then can make and take a call no matter where they are, handy isn’t it?
Cloud based e-mail and video conferencing solutions can equally prove beneficial. The cloud-based network enables access to shared messages, calendars and other important resources just with a simple Internet connection. Video conferencing can be anything from a free service named Skype or a paid service called Polycom; this is mostly down to the preference of the business themselves.
Remote access security
One factor, which prevents some businesses from using Remote Access, is the complications and worries that surround security. At Arden we’re seasoned experts in cyber security, meaning we can provide sound advice on the many ways you can safeguard your companies data.
The correct form of security will depend on the firm; we feel that an authentication process is also necessary. We recommend at least a two-step process. Encrypting a hard drive that will externally store data too is a great way to ensure safety, not forgetting Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware solutions.