As the world continues to move in and out of lockdown, we thought we'd share with you some of the technology we regarded as lifesavers when it came to allowing us to work smoothly from home. Remote working will play a much larger part of our working lives moving forward and if you're using the right technology it shouldn't matter where you are when it comes to working.
This was the one app consistently mentioned by all of our staff. Seamless and unified communication and collaboration which allowed us to access files and applications from anywhere at any time and all on a secure platform. We made particular use of instant messaging, audio and video conferencing, video based screen sharing and file sharing and transferring.
Remote Access Tool
Our Resolution IT Remote Access Tool helped us to access our physical server, work station or any other device located anywhere, at any time, using a secure channel which eliminated the need to carry a laptop around with us all the time. We were also able to print remotely.
Virtual education using Microsoft Whiteboard, plus Teams
One of our clients was able to conduct their entire training programme to clients from their home. They were able to use their whiteboard app in collaboration with Microsoft Teams to collaborate during meetings, using the lasso selection in place of traditional marker pens! All delivered through the audio and video conferencing, file presentation and sharing features of Microsoft Teams.
One Drive for Business
We've used this to access files and documents without physically needing to be in the office. One of the great things about this app is that you can edit and update the same files/documents, along with your team, in real-time, without any hassle. It also means you don't have to worry about your laptop crashing - you can access your data from your mobile or any other device. You also don't need to worry about backing up your files as it maintains version history so you can restore your files to an earlier version if you need to.
If you're not using any of these but would like to, get in touch and we'd be delighted to tell you more.