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Guidelines for achieving Remote Work with a Distributed Workforce

Guidelines for achieving Remote Work with a Distributed Workforce

 

At the advent of COVID, our firm was particularly fortunate in that we had designed and implemented a technology base for our clients that was ready to move to "remote work" or as we like to call it "Distributed Workforce".

Key to this move to a Distributed Workforce was our experience with Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and the strategic deployment of low-bandwidth application clients.

 

We were able to complete the migration of our entire client pool to Remote Work in under 16 hours. Here are a few guidelines that informed our work:

  • Deploy new or re-purpose old laptops for the "At Home" workforce.
  • Install appropriate remoting agents
  • Optimize outbound bandwidth
  • Implement tiered VPN access
  • Minimize large bandwidth transactions
  • Teach "retrieve and replace" document methods
  • Use only certified, company managed systems for "Remote Work"

Using these basic guidelines, and our foundational implementation, we were able to accomplish a heavy-lift in just one weekend, liberating  more than a dozen companies across multiple states.

 

If you are having difficulty with Remote Work, let us help you optimize your Distributed Workforce and minimize the impact of COVID on your enterprise.

 

 

 

With Windows 10, Microsoft abdicates its last bastion of legitimacy as an operating system vendor.

 

As a Managed Service Provider for hundreds of systems across dozens of companies, a CTO, and a veteran IT Professional with over 30 years of hands-on experience, I speak from the bully pulpit--

 

With the release of Windows 10, Microsoft abdicates its last bastion of legitimacy as a long-standing operating system vendor. Recent press and circulated missives in the IT community show clear dissatisfaction with many facets of Microsoft Windows 10, in particular, the abandonment of privacy. I want to spend a moment (or at least less time than I spent reading the lengthy missive on how to reduce Windows 10's privacy exposures), digressing on this most egregious of Microsoft's behaviors.

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