If there’s one thing businesses have taken away from the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s that the future is digital. Companies across the world have had to adapt to digital working practices, with many reporting surprising levels of success. It’s opened the eyes of many traditional business managers to the many benefits of having a remote workforce, and it’s likely that many companies will go digital over the next few years.

What’s more, employees are now likely to expect this from companies. As many people get to grips with working from home, enjoying reduced commutes and money-saving opportunities, it’s probable that an increased number of candidates will actively seek jobs with remote working opportunities. With this in mind, it’s important to prepare for the future of digital working. Here’s how:

Set expectations

As a business, you need to figure out how you plan to operate remotely. This means setting expectations for your employees (how will their workloads be managed and progress reviewed?) and figuring out how often you plan to meet everyone face-to-face. Perhaps you’d like to hold bi-monthly reviews or perhaps you’d like to operate on a flexible basis where employees can work remotely or in the office. This is important to define before you progress.

Invest in technology

You can’t expect your employees to use their personal computers and mobile devices for work. It’s not professional and it’s also not very safe. Asking your employees to log onto company databases from their personal devices could threaten your data security, so invest in computer technology that employees can use for work purposes only.

Invest in the right infrastructure

Your business will need its own server that employees can access remotely to share documents and use company resources. If your current business server isn’t equipped to allow your entire team to work remotely, this is something you need to invest in. After all, without the appropriate infrastructure, your employees are going to run into problems quite quickly.

Install an anti-spam gateway

It’s even more important to increase your data security measures with a remote workforce. You won’t have an IT department on hand to tackle security threats, so make sure you are well-prepared with an anti-spam gateway. Cloud-based anti-spam software sits between your mail server and the internet to block spam emails and viruses from infecting your company devices.

Downloading an anti-spam gateway like MailCleaner can protect your business against harmful malware and is even more important if you manage a remote workforce.

If you’d like to learn more about MailCleaner and how it could increase your business’ internet security, get in touch with us today. We’re on hand to discuss our anti-spam filters for enterprises and help you choose the right solution for you.

 

 

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