Snow has hit Atlanta for the last two years in a row, with a single inch putting the city on shutdown. So far this year we have had to deal with almost a week of shutdown time due to these icy conditions. To combat this, many companies have started to implement Work From Home policies – not only in Atlanta, but nation-wide. With these policies going into effect certain questions arise, namely: Can an employee be as productive from home as they are in the office?
Yes, with a solid Work From Home policy we know you can maintain that same level of productivity. However, you must ensure your policy is developed with the following three factors in mind:
- Communication – How effective is the communication method that has been built into your Work From Home policy? With today’s technology high speed internet is a necessity for most households. With the standardization of a 4G LTE network, people are now carrying mobile devices that are comparable to cable modems. This makes working from home and maintaining a high quality user experience a reality. Additionally, most cell phone carriers have adopted the unlimited calling plan, which make communication truly “free”. And, employees now have the ability to email and text from their personal devices (computers, tablets, and smartphones). With these advances we can now be anywhere, anytime, maintaining a high level of business productivity.
- Accessing data and applications – How employees access their corporate data and applications is critical to a successful Work From Home policy. In today’s technological environment most of us expect to have the same user experience whether in the office, at home, in a coffee shop, or on the beach. A good Work From Home policy must allow employees access to a quality user experience from any environment.
- Security – Security is the number one concern for the majority of business decision makers. Protecting a business’s intellectual property, preventing data breaches, and ensuring user flexibility while keeping everything under control can be a challenging proposition. This is something many businesses face, but unfortunately few are able to successfully tackle.
Here at Centrinet we’ve been providing successful Work From Home policies for our enterprise clients since 2005 – from a wide range of sectors and industries. We make sure to always provide the best user experience, whether you are working from the office, or remotely. In the age of the cloud we have datacenters from the East to the West Coasts, ensuring our clients always have the best user experience, and secure 24/7 access to all data and applications.
We’d love to help you take the unplanned network downtime, data security risks, and high overhead costs out of storing and accessing your critical business information. Please contact us for more information.
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