There are many companies that have quickly had to adapt to having employees work from home. In many cases, it has gone so fast that it can have a negative impact on IT security and productivity.
It is still unknown how long we will work at home, and some companies have chosen to continue with the “home work days concept”, so it may well be worthwhile to put together the right office environment in the home.
4 tips to improve the home office
1. Find a good and undisturbed place to decorate your workplace.
By finding an undisturbed place in the home, you can better concentrate on your work tasks and thus get through your to-do list faster.
2. Invest in the right equipment
Are you or your employees one of those who have taken the screen with them from the office or do you work on a laptop at home? Then it's time to get the right set-up for your home office.
One of the world's largest research houses, Gartner, states that your employees will be more efficient with larger computer screens. Gartner believes that productivity can be increased by as much as 20 percent. by switching to a larger shame.
It is a good investment to give employees the right IT equipment for the home office, as employees can get pain in the neck and shoulders, by looking into a 13 ”screen. In addition to efficiency, a larger screen helps your body position and at the same time gets the blue screen light a little at a distance.
RAW IT offers a super good starter pack, which contains a 24 ”screen, with wireless keyboard and mouse, for only DKK 1500, - if a larger screen is needed, we can handle it too.
3. IT security
Cyber attacks have escalated under Corona as more people work from home and log on to the same network as their family. This makes the work computer and its data more vulnerable to cyber attacks. In the event of a Ransomeware attack, your data will be locked until the amount charged is paid, so it is a good idea to get control of IT security.
How to secure your home office:
- Encrypted Internet access with VPN tunnel
- Have a proper and up-to-date IT security policy
- Antivirus software
- Use cloud-based or cloud-centric security solutions for all IT security controls
- Secure your employees' mobile devices with Mobile Device Management (MDM)
- Secure your online meetings
- Educate your employees in IT awareness
- Always update your software programs
- Always back it up to your important files and documents
- Use Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
- Use different passwords
You can read more about IT security in the home office here.
4. Is there not the capacity for everyone to work from home?
Most companies give their employees the opportunity to work from home, but unfortunately not everyone has the opportunity to do so. This is often not possible for graphic designers as they work with heavy files which can overload or even crash the servers. This issue can be solved by migrating your data in the cloud or by acquiring new servers.
RAW IT offers hosting solutions where you can get a physical server or migrate your data to the cloud, which can be scaled as needed, so you only pay for what you use. We can also perform an operations analysis and optimization of your IT operations, where there can be a lot of money to save.