In April 2020, 46.6% of people in employment in the UK started to work from home. 86% of those who worked from home did so as a result of Coronavirus. This meant that working in front of screens consistently was needed to help fit in with requirements of working remotely. Because of this, people had to make sure that their physical, as well as eye health, was kept at a good level so there weren’t issues related to their work. The use of blue light glasses to help block emitting screen lights have become a necessity for those who spend the majority of their time in front of these screens.
Although things are starting to look up after (a long) 9 months, it seems remote working has been successful for many businesses and could be something that’s the norm for a while, leading at-home workers to find ways on supporting themselves so they are productive whilst at home. Letting workers know that there are articles out there from websites such as tinkerpopbook.com that can help them be productive remotely, will give them that much-needed ‘distant’ support.
So, if working from home is here to stay, Edmondson’s IT are going to continue supporting our clients, current and new. Below were going to tell you how:
VoIP Phone Systems – making working from home viable
It allows remote employees to connect with each other in real-time, at any time, using such services as https://www.agora.io/en/blog/real-time-communication/ for assistance. At Edmondson’s IT we provide incredibly powerful and customisable phone systems for any sized business, whether they’re in the office, out and about, or working from home. A VoIP system allows you to quickly see who’s calling, who’s available, view call statistics, and much more. Having this all whist working remotely will make communication between colleagues seamless.
A VPN configuration is something we’ve seen an increase of over the last few months. There are a lot of new VPN services out there, ready to help you connect to employees working remotely. Websites such as the Turbo VPN Review page are there to help you decide what VPN service is best for your company and which ones work well in connecting an employee’s home computer to work platforms. This means that the device you are using whilst working remotely can be connected to the monitor that’s in the office that has all the information you need to go about your day, which is pretty important.
IT Support is critical, even if your IT seems to be working fine, it is best to avoid those unpredictable hard drive fails or screen freezes, especially whilst working remotely. At Edmondson’s IT we’re dedicated to providing our customers with support that is tailored to your business needs. It’s our goal to ensure any issues are dealt with promptly, that’s why we have a two-hour response window.
Excellent communication is required for your workplace to run smoothly and effectively whilst majority of employees are working remotely. That’s why Edmondson’s IT are here to support our clients in the set up of Teams, which allows all colleagues to communicate in one centralised hub.
We realise the impact Coronavirus has had on many businesses and we’re here to support you with any IT requirements you may have. Get in touch with us today with any queries you have and one of our friendly team members will be in touch.