Today’s Remote Work Reality

More people than ever before are working more flexible hours. A recent YouGov survey showed only 6% of people in the UK work the traditional 9 am – 5 pm hours and with almost half of the people surveyed working flexibly, such as job sharing or compressed hours.

Is it time to take a different look at the office worker? Organisations adopting a flexible working practice can use this to their own advantage, to attract talent and reduce staff turnover by promoting a healthy work/life balance. But how can you give staff more freedom and the tools they need to do their jobs without sacrificing productivity, security or control?

The answer is to take a 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 size 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.

For more information on ExcelRedstone’s secure remote working solutions contact us at +44 (0)1708 865855 or email us at