Even before the virus pandemic, more and more people were choosing to work from home. It saved on commute times and gave workers work/family flexibility. However, recent events have made telecommuting essential for many companies, but many workers are unprepared for the change. To help you make the adjustment, below are some IT solutions to make your work-from-home experience more successful.
3 Key IT Solutions for Working at Home
1. Zoom Video Calls
Zoom® is an app whose popularity has skyrocketed in recent months. It enables video chats between multiple participants, so extended families can stay in touch and work teams can collaborate. You need 16 gigs of free hard drive space, 16 gigs of ram, and a broadband Internet connection to operate Zoom effectively. Zoom has a whiteboard feature that helps with presentations, a screen-sharing feature that lets you show what you're working on, and a record feature so you can share the meeting with others who were unable to attend.
2. Block Your Distractions
When working from home, it is all too easy to succumb to temptation and start browsing your favorite websites, checking your social media accounts, and playing "just for a second" on your favorite game site. Then, an hour later, you finally get to work.
You can fight temptation with an IT solution called Self Control (for Mac® or Windows®), which lets you temporarily block sites until you've finished your work. That way, you can focus on the tasks at hand and not waste time while you're on the clock.
3. Collaborate with Slack
Slack® connects you to the rest of your team and lets you collaborate remotely as effectively as if you were in the same room. It enables text messaging to groups or individuals, permits file sharing, and replaces email with a faster, more shareable, more seamless, and organized approach. You can connect and integrate tools and apps—or even build custom tools of your own—to your Slack account, so your whole team has access. You can add guests as necessary so that you can communicate with new vendors or customers.
For professional IT solutions to improve your work from home experience, contact Concord Technology Group in Concord, OH. They have served Lake County and the surrounding areas since 2008. Their specialties include tech support, Cloud services, data backup, and VoIP phone service. Learn more about the company on their website or call (440) 210-3200 to arrange a consultation.