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A Call To Remote Workers: Work Smarter, Not Harder

A Call To Remote Workers

The most common challenges to remote working include remote collaboration, productivity, working from different time zones, dealing with cultural differences, and others. But all the mentioned challenges are unquantifiable and change with perspective.

We’re going to dive into quantifiable challenges experienced with remote-working environments that you can resolve quickly, as fast as, at the end of the article! Keep scrolling!

4 Challenges To Remote Work

1. Delayed Access to Information

Remote workers find themselves struggling to find quick access to information and credentials from their coworkers. They have to spend more time and effort to get their questions answered. Every task seems like an obstacle to a remote worker.

Miscommunication can add to the complexity and extend beyond task-related work to mutual challenges. Individuals don’t help their coworkers even in a difficult situation. Due to a lack of mutual understanding, they show lower willingness to help each other. For example, a stressed-out worker at home will probably type out a lazy email over to his/her coworker.

Any person receiving such an email is more likely to take offense as both are unaware of their surroundings. They neither share nor make efforts to establish sound mutual understanding to resolve the challenges driving their unproductivity.

2. Provisioning Remote Workspaces

The whole point of IT support in NYC is to provision workspaces, desktops, and devices for work and make sure that these resources provide maximum value to the workers. They have to take care of the maintenance, network issues, software updates, security, and other related tasks.

Today, most small businesses are looking to expand their human resources beyond geography. Global workforce hiring is gaining traction, and it leads to better cost savings and a multi-talented workforce.

Provisioning hardware resources to remote workers becomes challenging due to obvious reasons. This means that teams would have to support 100% remote desktops and workspaces post-pandemic. 

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3. Cybersecurity Risks

How do you define a well-suited cybersecurity system for your organization? We hope it's on the lines of… a system working silently in the background. If not, you need to rethink things.

Your cybersecurity system needs to facilitate you to take on challenges and risks that can bring you great value rather than planting hurdles along your path. But, in a remote working environment, there are too many variables to monitor. Much of your network issues and breaches occur from poor employee habits of handling security risks.

If you want to evaluate your cybersecurity system for your new remote environment, consider the following questions.

1. How do you plan to mitigate unauthorized physical access to devices?
2. Are your employees trained to identify phishing attacks and online frauds from different sources?
3. Are your employees using corporate devices or personal devices to access company data?
4. If your employee uses a personal device, how do you plan to establish security practices along the lines of organizational security compliance?
5. Are your work-from-home policies updated and cover the necessary privacy arrangements?


4. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Obstacles

VDI technology providers such as Citrix, Amazon WorkSpaces, and others enable remote work, but their performance doesn’t match up to the expectations of remote working environments. 

Remote employees can only work smoothly if they have impeccably strong network bandwidth, as the computing power is transferred using the Internet across data centers spanning hundreds of miles. 

As a result, performance suffers. VDI often works poorly, especially true for graphics-heavy programs such as Adobe Premiere Pro, AutoCAD, and others. Also, don’t expect any good user experience as the applications executed on VDI remote desktops often look and feel very different from the ones executed on local desktops.

You need to scale your VDI solution to accommodate your current requirements of work. This costs money and a lot of it!

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Features of WVD - 

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