Managing a Remote Work Force Near or Far

Managing a Remote Workforce Near or Far

Managing a Remote Work Force Near or Far

August 11, 2021

There is a business quote that has withstood the test of time “Keep it Simple Stupid”. The quote has been attributed to Kelly Johnson, who was the lead engineer at the Lockheed Skunk Works. A company famous for building the S-71 Blackbird spy plane, and other Mission Impossible spy products.  When it comes to managing a workforce that is fully or partially remote, keeping it simple is the best practice.  Below are the three critical elements for remote working. We expand upon the three pillars below, based on each particular client and their specific needs.

A Secure Communications Channel

Protecting the communication stream of your employees is crucial.  Our team installs and manages software that secures your inbound and outbound email, stop ransomware, and targeted phishing email before they reach users’ inboxes.  We also block impersonation attacks using machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. Your email remains safe and employee error is significantly reduced by stopping bad emails from entering your system.

The Perfect Platform

By partnering with Microsoft, Lehigh Valley Technology keeps managing your remote workforce simple. It is one platform that most employees are familiar with and intuitively understand. Microsoft has a plethora of apps and software that improve productivity and communications.  In Microsoft Teams, you can meet, chat, call and collaborate all in one place. People can be assigned to specific teams or projects to interact using templates that make the set up quick and easy. They even have a translator to assist when working with peers speaking another language.  Team members are added via your contact list. Any additional applications needed for the team are automatically converted to the team members during the set up. All these activities are taking place and managed in one home page, how cool is that?

Advanced Cloud Storage & Security

Managing a Remote Workforce Near or Far

We are not in the business of making profit on the equipment we sell, as we are a service provider that seeks to offer the best-in-class products. We recommend Azure Cloud Storage Solutions, Windows Virtual Desktop as well as other Microsoft solutions. If you lose your laptop, buy another one and you can be back in business in minutes via an array or Microsoft offerings that we can recommend. It also only charges you for the active users, not a fixed rate by user like many other companies. Our cloud storage is protected with security that is simply world-class.

Managing it All

Remote working requires an IT team that understands the nuances that make each business unique, and works with them to improve the productivity by offering solutions that makes sense.  We are here to serve you and help you take your business to the next level. Contact Scott here to arrange for a meeting to discuss your business needs.