Imagine if an outside management consultant came into an enterprise and said,“I have a surefire technique for boosting worker productivity by 13%, reducing staff turnover by 50%, and making about $2,000 more in profit per employee.” Upper management would jump all over it. Reducing overhead and boosting the company’s bottom line? That’s annual bonus-worthy management win material right there.
That surefire technique exists. It’s telecommuting, increasingly known as remote working.
However, remote work presents new challenges for IT professionals. A geo- graphically distributed workforce changes how new technologies are introduced into the workplace and how IT departments support workers. And as remote working becomes part of an enterprise’s cost-trim- ming, profit-boosting efforts, IT will be under pressure to ensure they’ve selected the right remote-working tools for the job.
This report will cover the following:
- The specific security challenges of a remote workforce
- What to be aware of if or when remote workers are using their own devices to do company work
- Tools and habits that set up a remote workforce for success
- The best tools for remote collaboration
- How to help remote workers troubleshoot their tech setups