Many organizations were planning on expanding remote work capabilities in time. Whether they were imagining the workplace three years out, five years, or ten, at least partial work from home was considered the future.
No one, at least not most executives and office managers, expected that a pandemic would be upon us and condense that timeline to only a few months. The chaos of that period wasn’t spread evenly, however, and businesses working with skilled outsourced IT service providers, like The Millennium Group, were able to transition from the office to the home with comparably minimal interruption.
The first step was imagining what exactly the remote structure would look like. Most organization’s primary goal was to essentially replicate the office experience at home. The Millennium Group has a few key objectives in this area:
Ensure Access – Employees need to have workstations that can be brought home, connected to the internet, and connected to systems: internal servers, external cloud services, etc.
Cybersecurity – A remote workforce inherently involves additional cybersecurity challenges. We not only ensure that physical systems are secure but also help develop a policy that helps ensure employees don’t fall victim to cyber-attacks.
With these two qualities in place, there aren’t many (if there are any at all) services that can’t be provided remotely. In the end, the most important part of all of this is the continued ability to serve clients and end-users. In that capacity, The Millennium Group has proven expertise.