With the snow and ice causing havoc all over the country, the conditions are putting pressure on businesses that are already hard pressed during the current recession. People cannot get to work and are sitting at home doing nothing. Somebody said that there was no point in trying to get in to work as none of the customers or businesses they deal with would be in either. But there are always many admin and management tasks to do, that you don’t normally have time for, If you could get to the office or If you could get access to your computer systems.
Well you can very easily get remote access to your computer systems and indeed communicate with your work colleagues.
The only thing you require is a Broadband Internet Connection. To access your computer systems you can either;
- Access your existing computer systems using a secure remote connection such as GoToMyPC. This is a hosted implementation of Citrix, which is a well established system used by many larger businesses to access their systems remotely and can cost as little as €12 per month.
- The second option is to consider using Software As A Service (SAAS) for your main systems. SAAS means that your Integrated Accounts System / CRM systems are not installed on a computer in your office but are installed on a secure server in a Data Centre, which you access remotely using a secure connection. Examples in Ireland are Mamut and Eircom SAAS.
To keep in contact with your work colleagues all you require is Skype and you can talk, and if you have a webcam, have video calls for free.
So if you want to make sure that the next period of bad weather doesn’t bring you business to a halt why not contact me in Glasgorman Computer Services HERE.
P.S. There is also a very strong argument that a small business can dramatically reduce it’s recurring infrastructure costs, regardless of weather etc. , by using technology to implement Remote Working for employees.