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Connectivity Requirement During WFH Period

The world changed overnight. All of a sudden, we stopped commuting somewhere to work and we worked from home. At first it seemed strange, unnatural. And now we are getting more used to a work from home. But if this is going to be a long-term trend, then we need to consider our Connectivity requirement during WFH period – no matter how long that period lasts.
So, what do we need? What can we do? What are the changes? All great questions. Ones that are on the lips of many people across the planet as they look at how to adapt, survive and thrive. Now let’s look at some answers.

IT Capabilities
The role of an IT department has just become significantly more complicated. Rather than manage IT hardware and software at one or a limited number of sites, they are now responsible for many devices across many different locations. Managing an issue necessitates remote access and a different skillset. Swapping out an item and working on it in isolation seems like a much more socially distant (and socially acceptable) way of operating in the present climate. And this does mean that an organization must consider the sheer number of devices it owns. Upping the inventory by around 10% seems like a sensible way of helping to manage operations in the WFH period.

Stay Connected
One of the most important factors in being successful during the WFH time is the connectivity. It is all well and good having employees working remotely. But if they cannot connect to the internet or each other, or even the whole system falls down. While the likes of Netflix and Disney+ have reduced the bandwidth on their streaming services, we need a certain level of connection to be able to effectively run a business. It has highlighted beyond all doubt that having a reliable partner here is crucial to success. If you’ve bought on price in the past, then now is the time to re-evaluate that strategy and look for the best quality you can afford. It pays dividends to have the right support partner here, giving you excellent connectivity, and the support you need to succeed.

Backups
Ensuring that all of your data is backed up when there are so many people using so many devices in so many locations is essential. Working on the cloud means that local problems won’t mean lost data, lost time and lost work. So, a large part of this is effective training to support your teams to use the new way of working you’ve implemented. So, if you have made changes, and planned effectively, you will need to make sure that training your team on new software and new working protocols are part of those plans. This should be an integral part of delivering Connectivity Requirement During WFH Period.
The World of Virtual Networking
It is true that we’ve all migrated away from face to face meetings and gone online. Virtual networking has become to go-to applications globally to facilitate this. Being able to still have meetings, talk to each other and ask questions has a huge value both operationally and for the mental wellbeing of your teams. And we have seen the use of both these applications soar over the last couple of months. If you have teams that need to collaborate (and who doesn’t) then consider these tools to get people face to face and boost their performance.

Team Management Software
If you haven’t seen the ads for the likes of Monday.com then you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months. Now this isn’t the only team management software available (check out the reviews to find the right one for you) but is a good example of what might help your business stay connected and drive forward. As far as Connectivity Requirement During WFH Period, managing a team should be near the top of the list. So, with this in mind, look for a remote management applications that allows multiple users to log in, add their contribution and see where the team is as a whole.

If you have any questions about WFH then please drop us a line. We’re always here to help you understand what is needed and how we can help. Our experience in helping businesses manage remote working has come to the fore in the current crisis. And we’d love to share some of that experience with you. And here at Telin Hong Kong, we’re perfectly placed to assist you with this. We are a Customer Services and Network related Importer that really knows our stuff. We’re here to help you understand how to make the changes that can help drive you forward with your connectivity at this time – and in the future too.