Today’s modern workforce is progressively turning to remote employees. While this facilitates the diversification of the workforce and provides opportunities where they didn’t use to be, it does put your network at risk. In fact, a study conducted by the Global Network Resiliency Platform, they had found that there was a 300% increase in the use of networking and telecommuting apps since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. With the rush to implement an easy, cost-effective solution to maintain business continuity, companies have opened the door to cyberattacks, data proliferation, and more.

Here are a couple of ways to maintain a secure network, while taking advantage of a remote workforce and without risking the safety of your system as a whole.

Cloud-Based Phone and Collaboration Systems

As important as communication is in a traditional office environment, it may be even more important when you are connecting remote workers worldwide. One of the easiest things you can do to secure your network is to secure your communications.

Elevate by Docutrend is a cloud-based unified communications and collaboration platform. This allows your users to be mobile while staying productive, sharing ideas and content through a single system. Included is a full-featured phone system that also enables chat, web/video conferencing, and file collaboration and backup capabilities. With Elevate, it won’t matter whether your workers are in the office or in their living room – their communications will be easy and safe.

Electronic Signatures

In the course of doing business, you occasionally need a signature on something. This can be a problem when employees are remote or business, as usual, is contactless. Usually, the traditional method required your employee to have a fax machine or be able to print and scan a document directly to the recipient. This raises many concerns, but one which is bigger than the others is security.  This whole process is simplified with SignNow.

SignNow allows you to have a one-stop-shop for your documents, from creation to approval to delivery and signing. Any step of the process can be done from anywhere, even on a mobile device allowing for remote work that feels as easy as time spent at the office. Along with simplifying these transactions, SignNow will help you and your workers stay productive no matter where work is being done. Still not sure, try it for yourself for free. 

Managed IT

Imagine your day is running smoothly when suddenly your network does down and your employees lose access to their documents, customers can’t access your site, or worst yet there was a cyberattack. In a traditional office, you would likely call IT. However, when you have a remote working staff, they may not have that luxury and you will want to know the extent of the problem as quickly as possible.

Docutrend ‘s managed support services monitor your system 24/7 to limit downtime and with access to their team of technical experts, all of whom have advanced knowledge in the industry plus certifications, Docutrend stays the one point of contact that you need for all your workplace needs. Docutrend’s managed IT services are up and running all the time, so it won’t matter what timezone your workers are based, they can still get the help they need to get their work done on time.

No matter what industry you’re in or where your workers are located, Docutrend has the options that you’ll need to help your remote employees feel like part of the team and have the support they need to get their work done.

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