Remote Worker’s Productivity Resources

 

Connectivity

Connectivity to day-to-day operational information and availability to data regardless of your location.

VPN

Benefits: A VPN or virtual private network allows you to access data on a private network while using a public or shared wi-fi connection. For example, If you access your company VPN from your home network, you’ll have access to company data as if you were on a company computer.

OneDrive

Benefits: One Drive is a cloud file storage solution provided by Microsoft. It integrates seamlessly with their other tools such as Outlook, Teams, and other Office 365 products. You also can securely store photos and scan documents directly on your mobile device; making it an extremely useful service when working remotely.

Get it here: https://products.office.com/en-us/onedrive/online-cloud-storage.

Dropbox

Benefits: Another Cloud Storage option dubbed “the world’s first smart workspace” has a whole suite of features like intelligent file suggestions, searching, as well as integrations to some of the top collaboration tools such as Slack and Zoom.

Get it here: https://www.dropbox.com/business

LogMeIn

Benefits: LogMeIn is a software company providing solutions from remote PC access to password and credential management; all essential to remote work accessibility. One of their products, GoToMyPC easily allows you to access another computer by simply installing their software on it and logging in from another device. Another product of theirs, LastPass, is a password management system that allows you to store passwords, share credentials, and even generate secure passwords.

Get it here: Remote Access – GoToMyPC, Password Management – LastPass

Communication

Tools to allow your employees to remotely maintain high levels of communication.

Teams

Benefits: A professional online meeting solution, Microsoft Teams offers instant messaging, video conferencing, calling, and documentation collaboration into a single, integrated app.

Get it here: https://products.office.com/en-us/microsoft-teams/group-chat-software

Slack

Benefits: Provides a unified platform to allows users to organize conversations by topic, project or a specific team. You can share files and get answers from your team fast and efficiently. Slack integrates well with existing apps and services you may already use such as Google Drive, Dropbox, One Drive, Zoom, Gmail and others.

Get it here: https://slack.com/

WebEx

Benefits:  A cloud based software, WebEx offers a range of productivity tools to keep your business running. The suite includes WebEx Teams, WebEx Meetings, and WebEx Devices. Your team can easily collaborate using video meetings, messaging, and file sharing. Other key features include WebEx Events (let’s you host webinars with up to 3,000 attendees), WebEx Training (with eCommerce capabilities, you can host training from virtually anywhere), and WebEx Support (allows you to remotely provide real-time support and customer service). Webex works with all major calendaring software, including Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook, and Office 365.

Get it here: https://www.webex.com/

Zoom

Benefits: Offers a variety of communication solutions such as Meetings (online meetings, training, and support), Video Webinar, Conference Rooms, Phone System, and Business IM.

Get it here: https://zoom.us/

GoToMeeting

Benefits: A web-hosted service that allows you to seamlessly use video conferencing from your Mac or Windows desktop, smartphone, or tablet, with or without a camera. You can easily schedule, host, and record online meetings and webinars.

Get it here: https://www.gotomeeting.com/

by Mike Milkovic | March 13, 2020 |

Written by Mike Milkovic

Mike Milkovic

Web Developer at Black|Line IT.

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