Over the last few weeks, we’ve learned a different way of working, haven’t we?

Some people have really embraced the concept of working remotely. And maybe their businesses will be improved by it long-term (staff love the flexibility).

But others have really struggled with it. Sometimes that’s for practical reasons. But often that’s been because their IT setup has not been fit for purpose for full-time working from home.

If your staff have been complaining about any aspect of their technology (apart from how slow their home internet is), let us take a look for you.

 

We’ve also noticed a worrying trend. And want to check you’re not affected.

In the rush to get set up for home working a few weeks ago, some IT companies round here were understandably overwhelmed.

But that means some of them may have cut a few corners along the way.

On one hand that could mean more frustrations for your staff over the next few weeks, as they settle into home working.

But worse than that, it might mean the security of your data is at risk.

With all those people accessing all that data, from so many different devices and locations. If that’s not set up properly it can leave too many opportunities for hackers.

And they are really ramping up activity right now. Because they rightly see huge upheaval as an opportunity for chaos.

 

We can do an audit of the way your business’s home working has been set up. And suggest any opportunities we spot to make life easier for you and your team.

This would be done remotely, of course. No need to meet in person.

And now the dust has settled, maybe it’s time to review those decisions.

Such as allowing staff to access company data on their own devices (this is called BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device).

It’s a great way to make things happen quickly. But the big downside is that data security can accidentally be compromised.

Supplies of new laptops are still restricted (because demand shot up, just as supply was restricted by components not being made in China).

 

So to help you in the interim, we’ve put together a new guide to BYOD. It contains a series of things your business can do to ensure company data stays safe, no matter how long this goes on.  To access your copy send us an email to hello@geekingitsimple.co.uk