Could Coronavirus change the future of the 9-5 office job?

This week, many of Britain’s businesses implemented working from home for a large proportion of their staff in response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic. The hope is that encouraging staff to work remotely will reduce the number of people in office locations, which will in turn limit the potential spread of infection. For some businesses, working from home is a regular occurrence, for others it’s new territory. For the businesses new to remote working, they will now find themselves asking how can they give staff more freedom and the tools they need to do their jobs without sacrificing productivity, security or control? Is it now time to take a different look at the office worker?

The answer is to look at your technology. A successful, flexible remote workforce needs access to:

  • Business applications and data from anywhere and from any device and;
  • Advanced communications tools and collaboration spaces.

Cloud services like virtual desktops, voice and video conferencing, instant messaging and file sharing give employees the ultimate freedom to work wherever and whenever they need to, without impacting productivity levels.

And by working with an IT managed service provider, like ExcelRedstone, remote working can still mean high levels of security and control. All sizes of organisations can benefit from enterprise-grade security with tools such as anti-virus, anti-spam, web and email filtering as well as advanced treat protection and intrusion detection. A managed platform provides client control, ownership and business continuity.

And with a managed service provider looking after your IT, you’ll have hassle-free implementation and transition, 24/7/365 support direct to a second line engineer and a flexible contract.

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