COVID-19 or novel coronavirus continues to spread globally. How we, as businesses, handle the spread against infection from the virus plays a key component in protecting others. Many chose to have employees work from home to further reduce the risks. The technology landscape has changed drastically over the last few years. While the push to the cloud at one time seemed to be a scary prospect, it’s these new systems and services that can save your company from financial disaster.
Leveraging the use of cloud computing for remote work comes in tandem with working with a Managed Services provider. These companies can use their expertise and specializations to ensure that networks run smoothly and are efficient enough to facilitate the remote access needed to allow employees to work from home. While your business may not be immediately ready to take advantage of a complete transition, in many cases some of the components are already in place. Think Office 365, SharePoint, OneDrive, G-Suite, or even Gmail, iCloud, and Dropbox! More advanced services may come from Azure, Microsoft Dynamics, AWS, and other Infrastructure as a Service delivery methods.
In the case of viral outbreaks like COVID-19, or any kind of disaster that prevents people from entering their workplace, Managed Services and Remote Access help ensure that time is not lost on projects, keeping your business going and even growing.
By allowing work to be done remotely, be it from home, or some other location, several factors come into play that help managed services slow the spread of Coronavirus.
Here is what you would achieve with a successful Remote Access for your business:
First is, that if anyone were to become infected, they are not bringing it to the office, and risking infecting others.
Second, when business resumes in the office, that means that it will not be a contaminated zone that will infect others.
Third, the use of Remote Access and Managed Services means that people can work effectively from home and there is no loss of access to critical software, data or files.
Fourth, the advancement of communications technology allows for coworkers to continue to interface with one another and any potential clients using such options as Zoom, TeamViewer and others.
Fifth, if there is a problem with someone working remote, DanTech as your Managed Service provider can use remote access to assist with, and solve the problem.
Sixth, if we do need to send a technician onsite, our technicians are instructed to carry disinfectant wipes. The wipes are to be used to wipe down keyboard, mouse, and surrounding surfaces prior to the start of work and prior to departure.
Lastly, DanTech Services has been a decentralized organization from day one. We know the challenges and how to overcome them. Because our team does not share office space, cross contamination between our team members becomes non-existent.
Train your users – often! Teach them about data security, email attacks, and your policies and procedures. We offer a web-based training solution and “done for you” security policies.
Today’s latest technology (which replaces your outdated anti-virus solution) protects against ﬁle-less and script based threats and can even rollback a ransomware attack.
Knowing in real-time what passwords and accounts have been posted on the Dark Web will allow you to be proactive in preventing a data breach. We scan the Dark Web and take action to protect your business from stolen credentials that have been posted for sale.
Utilize Multi-Factor Authentication whenever you can including on your network, banking websites, and even social media. It adds an additional layer of protection to ensure that even if your password does get stolen, your data stays protected.
Backup local. Backup to the cloud. Have an offline backup for each month of the year.
Test your backups often. And if you aren’t convinced your backups are working properly, call us ASAP.
DanTech Services, Information Technology and Technical Support company, protects under served markets.
Many of our Customers have under 25 computers yet still need the services and protections of larger firms. Ask us about the services that we offer that will provide your business with the services you require to operate with a minimum of anxiety, frustration and bother. We have solutions for your IT needs that will protect your network, your users and, most importantly, your data.
Your business depends on your IT systems. We’re confident that our full range of network security services, computer technical support, and DTS Information Technology consulting services in Anchorage, Alaska can provide these benefits to your business.
We do our job and you spend all the time you need on your business.