An Easy 5-Step Remote Work Plan for 2021

For many people in corporate America, have a belief that telework –is for the chosen few, or offered to employees as a company perk. Where managers extend working from home to their selected workforce as an added incentive to keep teams happy and provide a work-home balance.

In the past, digital business models and innovative next-generation technology were frequently pushed aside by executives, as keeping with traditional approaches were highly encouraged by senior leaders. However, these next-gen tools are essential for improving infrastructure, business operations and for creating a more productive workforce.

  • Companies with small budgets were plagued by next-generation IT strategies and often not considered as a viable option.
  • Business leaders overwhelmed with everyday operations; have come to understand their current IT staff could never handle a full technology implementation.

Today, as the COVID-19 pandemic explosion grew world-wide and out of control, the idea of telework all changed. As companies were scrambling to pull together an emergency pandemic at-home work program for their employees, the Coronavirus crisis hit a global scale. As the pandemic rose, conflicting instructions within U.S. corporations on what employees should or should not do caused production to come to a halt.

  • As executives struggled to keep operations going from big tech companies to federal workers, Fortune 500 companies to privately-owned, restaurants to hospitals all found themselves in unchartered territory — many were at risk with no telework programs in place or work-from-home policy.

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From ongoing staffing needs to a rich, 24/7 onsite/nearshore model, our Data Science premium support teams are tailored specifically to meet your needs. Hire an IT resource that’s relatively within the same time zone, cost-effective and easier to access than most offshore services.

Since we’re highly proficient Data Mining and Big Data specialists, our Nearshore team can extract the critical knowledge and insights you need from your structured and unstructured data.

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Nearshore IT Services

From ongoing staffing needs to a rich, 24/7 onsite/nearshore model, our Data Science premium support teams are tailored specifically to meet your needs. Hire an IT resource that’s relatively within the same time zone, cost-effective and easier to access than most offshore services.

Since we’re highly proficient Data Mining and Big Data specialists, our Nearshore team can extract the critical knowledge and insights you need from your structured and unstructured data.

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Historians, scientists to politicians are calling the outbreak the black swan of the century.* A metaphor for an unexpected, extremely adverse rare event –that could not have been predicted and has widespread consequences and catastrophic outcomes.

  • Here is a famous quote by Nicholas Taleb from his Black Swan book “Life is the cumulative effect of a handful of series of significant shocks. Almost everything in social life is produced by rare but consequential shocks – all the while, almost everything studied about social life focuses on normal.”
  • *A side note: As of March 2020, Nicholas Taleb himself actually refers to the outbreak as a “white swan event,” since there was plenty of advanced warning signs as well as years of documented concern something like this could actually happen. That being said, the total economic and political fallout that will result from this crisis is still a major unknown.

Companies now agree to institute a new corporate policy and build a healthier digital network for a strong corporate future. Disbursing factories and diversifying operations in different parts of the country to secure a redundancy system. So if one area fails, there will be backup operations in another area of the country to pick up the loss. 

  1. Instituting a contingency plan for unforeseen events is needed for 2021 and beyond.
  2. Instituting telework policy.
  3. Developing a next-generation technology plan.
  4. Creating a robust Remote Work Program for crisis-type situations, outbreaks and pandemics.

Remote Work Business Plan with Next-Generation Technology

Remote Plans offer flexible workspace environment, fills empty positions without having to secure physical space, avoid congestion, positive team interactions, increased productivity, reduced turnover, better work-life balance, and saves the company money.

  1. Video Conferencing Solutions – Zoom is the most popular, widely used, and the leader in modern enterprise video communications with chat, webinars, audio conferencing, and secure, reliable cloud platform to help bring collaboration services.
    • Best audio quality
    • Stability and can include remote participants
    • One-touch features and host to legacy endpoints from Cisco to Lifesize
    • Dual screen capability
  1. 5G – Is the fifth generation of cellular technology – designed for outdoor use.
    • Offers increased speed, reduce latency
    • Improve the flexibility of wireless services
    • Improved outdoor networks and the fastest LTE speeds
    • Higher bandwidth and capacity to networks
    • Better performance when in the car, airport, amusement park, or train
  1. Wi-FI 6 – Is the sixth generation of Wi-Fi6 or known as 802.11ax – designed for indoor use with the enterprise network.
    • Higher speed and increased performance for mobile workers
    • Network capacity boost and device density – uses less energy
    • Low battery performance so you don’t have to charge as often
    • Separating traffic for better security, quick response time
    • Better IoT coverage for supporting a massive number of devices
    • Wi-Fi6 – Ideal for indoor enterprise networks–especially convention centers, stadiums, or indoor pavilions
  1. Wi-Fi6 Routers and Mesh Systems – The newest versions are more efficient for certified standard 802.11 wireless network transmissions.
    • In 2020, these WiFi6 routers support 802.11ax communication — are reasonably priced and affordable with mesh systems that have high performance and are incredibly faster than previous routers.
    • No delay times, compatible with mobile devices, fewer dead zones, increased capacity for the Internet of Things (loT) with improved range, faster speeds, and help standardize Wi-Fi technologies.

Interconnecting to: Wi-Fi6 streaming devices, laptops, and smart home equipment supported

    • Meets the highest standards of security
    • Interoperability with lower battery consumption
    • Strong encryption, secure authentication, intent-based networking
    • Centralized management and delivers high security
    • Reliable service with real-time analytics, easy deployment
    • Control to optimize cloud and on-premise application performance.
  1. Cloud-Optimized VPN – Access to cloud content, digital resources and files in a safe, encrypted connection over a public network Internet.

What is a VPN? Virtual Private Network cloud-based technology; there are differences between VPN technology and VPN services.

  • Connects fast to the internet, business partners, remote offices, home office, mobile workers, and a branch office with highly secured remote access.
  • Incorporate a VPN provider that supports various protocols and multiple locations

Support Features – Mobile apps, an integrated kill switch to the shut-down data transfer, no log policy, router support and sustain eBook readers, be able to access streaming services, Linux, and other platforms with geo-blocking capabilities

The Takeaway

A global management IT firm will have the latest software for optimal productivity and performance. Hire and agency to work collaboratively with your IT team for alignment of goals, mission and offer effective recruitment and retention tools. Helps improve your corporate landscape and take full advantage of operational productivity and team efficiency. A firm with a comprehensive approach for current and future IT needs. Your telework team will stay highly productive, and provide monitoring tools to build into your long term telework program.

  • IT global consulting companies bring a telework program to fruition – Has the knowledge, expertise, and technical support needed 24/7 with 365 days a year help desk assistance.
  • Full-Service IT Consulting Firm with Cloud Computing and IT Optimization – If your company has multiple locations, hiring an IT staffing and reliable business intelligence application firm, like Aptude, with proven success tailored to your industry.
  • Customized Analytics, Integration – Offers a local in-house IT expert team that can build a cost-effective and performance-driven telework strategy program that is seamless and effective.
  • High network capacity, digital resources and leading-edge solutions, to help your team feel supported and keep your workforce engaged and at ease – with highly secure network onsite and offsite that is monitored by a fully-staffed consulting team.
  • Logistics, network security, data backup, app development all handled efficiently and quickly.

Keep Moving Forward with Aptude

Aptude is your own personal IT professional services firm. We provide our clients with first class resources in a continuous, cost-containment fashion.

Our support services will free up your senior IT staff from the overwhelming burden of day-to-day maintenance issues. Now they’ll have time to launch those new projects and applications you’ve been waiting for. Simply put, we can free up your resources and contain your costs. Let’s have a quick chat to discuss our exclusive services.

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