It’s probably not surprising that remote workers outperform office workers in several key areas. Studies have shown that people working remotely are more productive, better at collaborating, and more present than their office-bound counterparts. In fact, 65% of workers say working remotely would boost their productivity. This is doubly true with the amount of time some workers spend just getting to and from the office. According to a report by Apartment List, the number of people who travel more than 90 minutes to work each way has increased by more than 31% since 2005. In contrast, the number of Americans who work from home has increased by 76% in the same period of time.
TJ Galati, CIO and thought leader who virtualized his entire company and workforce with the Effortless Suite, told Effortless, “There are many benefits to utilizing a remote workforce that companies are just starting to figure out. A few of my favorites are:
- Less cost. (Rent, desks, ergo keyboards, coffee, etc.)
- Better quality of life for employees. (No commute, time with family, flex time, etc.)
- Bigger employee pool. (Instead of finding the best local person, now you find just the best person.)”
Enabling remote work is “truly transformative for companies who have not yet ventured to think that way,” said Galati.There is, however, a dark side to working from home. You’ve probably seen the YouTube video where a serious BBC video interview is interrupted by a silly child walking into the room followed by a baby in a walker. But children interrupting video conferences is on the lighter side of some of the issues that can come up for remote workers. Problems related to security, internet connectivity, and general communications often arise. This is where Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is an ideal solution when it comes to supporting remote workers. Here are some of the pain points of remote workers and how DaaS relieves them:
There are a number of ways that remote workers have the potential to create security vulnerabilities:
- Unsecured devices left open in the home or in public spaces
- Lack of endpoint security
- Sensitive data physically leaving the company premises
With DaaS, the desktop and its assets are kept in the cloud, away from any vulnerable endpoints. Devices used by remote workers merely become access points for the desktop, rather than the desktop itself.
Even the most well-equipped remote worker can run into problems with internet connectivity, whether it be a slow connection or one that is unreliable. Remote workers without access to cloud-based solutions like DaaS are left without IT support when they need it most. A good DaaS provider offers round-the-clock support, so if things go wrong, your remote workers aren’t left without a connection.
This may seem like a given, but it’s important that remote workers have proper communication channels set up in order to do their jobs. DaaS allows workers to retain the full functionality of their work computers no matter where they go and on any device. Remote employees can access all the communication, conferencing, and collaboration tools they need, as long as they have an internet connection.
If your remote staff is experiencing the darker side of working from home, or worse, unable to do so because you lack the technical means, Effortless can help. With Effortless Desktop, your staff can be powered by a remote desktop that is secure, lightning-fast, and accessible from any device with an internet connection. If you’re ready to build the perfect desktop and access it on any device, contact Effortless. We’ll help you solve any issues being faced by your remote employees.