Written by Lori Thiessen

If you needed another reason for why remote working is a benefit, look no further than an article written by Raj Samani in computerweekly.com. In “Remote Working Is Not All or Nothing“, Samani points out that when there is a natural or unnatural occurrence which causes a traditional office to close, there is whole day of work lost. He used the example of a heavy snowfall.

If people are able to work remotely, then something like a heavy snowfall may not necessarily mean a day of lost productivity.  Employees or contract workers are able to access email, reports, and other essential data from home if a remote working program for the company is in place.  Even a planning meeting need not be put off if the company has access to a conference calling service. Fire up your cell phone, sweeties! You won’t be able to deek out of the meeting after all.

Of course, there remains the question of security. It’s all very well if people can access files remotely, but what if other people, non-authorized people, can too.

Samani suggests that small business owners who are looking at extending their company’s perimeter (just look at me using fancy tech jargon!) may want to consult web networking systems experts. Apparently, there are now computer companies that provide the technical know-how and support that every small business needs when taking those first precarious steps into the risky world of remote working.

So if you need another item to add to the ‘pro’ side of remote working, this is it: you can keep working even if the world has stopped around you. Or may be this is actually a ‘con’? Hmmmm.

Q: What kinds of security issues have you encountered in your remote working experience? How have you solved them?

Thanks for stopping by and I’ll save your seat until next time!