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Working from Home during a Lockdown

With the recent Lockdown due to COVID-19, we are receiving a lot of calls from clients needing to re-jig their business model for a work-from-home (WFH) environment. Here are some tips to help you make a smooth transition:

- Use remote desktop/screen sharing applications such as TeamViewer, SolarWinds TakeControl, ConnectWise Control, AnyDesk, etc.

- Ensure all office computers and servers remain ON and that sleep/hibernation mode is disabled so employees are able to login remotely with the above applications

- Look into Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) for each workstation and server, so in the event of a power outage, they remain powered on

- Move your email to a Hosted Exchange provider such as Sherweb, so that users can access email through a browser or on their mobile devices

- Use cloud-based file-sharing services such as Google Drive, One Drive, DropBox, etc. if remote access to the office workstations is not feasible or desirable

- Use video conferencing applications such as Zoom, Google Hangouts, WebEx, etc. to facilitate meetings between employees or with clients/vendors

- Forward your work phone number and any extensions to your mobile phone

Alltech Solutions Inc. can advise and implement any of the solutions mentioned above. Just drop us a note or give us a call so we can chat.

Stay Safe & Healthy!

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