Hybrid Workplaces Are Here To Stay. Is Your Business’ IT Network Ready For It?

Hybrid workplaces are here to stay. Is your businesses IT networ

Businesses across the globe have had to adapt to the new reality of the workplace: allowing the employees to work from home to keep everyone safe during the pandemic.

However, it seems a new hybrid model has appeared, as employers are now combining remote and in-office models to allow workers more flexibility. But is your IT network ready?

 

New Models, New Problems

The hybrid workplace has two big obstacles. The first concerns the drop in productivity as a result of improper network access. Businesses must offer employees a better way for their employees to perform their tasks while also offering them access to the information they need to do it, which is often stored on the business network.

And because of that, another security issue comes attached. Specifically, businesses allowing workers to work remotely even just occasionally still need to invest in ensuring the security of the information that’s being accessed and handled.

 

How Can You Prepare for a Hybrid Workplace?

If you’re considering adopting the hybrid model long-term, it’s essential to prepare your business’ IT network to meet the new demands it will face regarding access and security.

And this can be done in a few different ways:

  • Adopting new IT systems and software that allow remote access
  • Increasing the security of the business’ IT network to ensure no breaches threaten to expose information
  • Establishing clear methods of tracking remote activity
  • Conduct more rigorous testing of network security
  • Have better employee training with a key focus on remote access safety to prevent unwanted leaks made by mistake

These are just some of the ways businesses can effectively prepare for a hybrid workplace. Note that many tend to overlook the importance of employee training, but it’s worth noting that a lot of the security risks come from mistakes that can be avoided.

Teaching your staff how to properly access the network and to protect the privacy of your information should be a priority in a hybrid workplace model.

 

West County Computers Is Here to Help Make a Smooth Transition

If you’re moving towards a hybrid workplace, West County Computers can help you prepare your business’ IT network and make sure it can address the new requirements of this transition.

We encourage you to perform our free risk assessment to get a better view of your current efforts. Then, simply contact us online or call at 707-360-8652 for a free consultation.

 

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