“TO BE, OR NOT TO BE…”
…in office? – is the quintessential question that we have today!
In these post Covid times, everyone is talking about life getting back to normal. But the new normal is nowhere near the normal before pandemic. Companies worldwide have come to realise the many benefits of the Work-from-Home model and are moving to a flexi-work week rather than going back to the Monday to Friday – 9 to 5 routine. Surveys in fact show that almost 75 to 80 percent workforce prefer it that way and would need to converge at an official place only a few times in a month. The recent Tube & Rail disruptions, or extreme weather, will only make this statistic go upward…
All this sounds very sweet, provided, the challenges are anticipated well in advance and companies prepare for the same ahead of time. While a lot of creative and out of the box ideas have been implemented by many, there are still a lot of businesses that have incurred major losses due to lack of required technical infrastructure.
Companies were quick on their feet in terms of ensuring the best possible connectivity and system they could provide. However, the rise in demand for systems and Covid related problems in supply chain have created shortages in availability of computing devices.
To overcome these challenges and to elevate the overall pressure for creating an efficient IT infrastructure, many companies have opted to outsource all their requirements to managed IT service providers. The following factors need to be considered for those who wish to make remote working a permanent part of their IT Portfolio:
1. Upgrading systems
Software and hardware upgrades, LAN/WAN set-ups, enhancing Wi-Fi and bandwidth, cloud computing set-up, etc.
2. Data Safety & Security
Endpoint protection, authentication & identity management, access control, encryption, secure deletion, data masking, etc. need to be considered if not already implemented.
3. Data theft & recovery
Specific backup and sync regimes as well as Mobile Device Management solutions need to be put in place to ensure that data can be remotely erased in case of device theft and that data can be restored to new devices without loosing a single piece of information.
User training and policy enforcement needs to be introduced to ensure that all measures work as expected and meet compliance requirements.
Choosing the right managed it service provider
As there are many companies providing IT services, it has become more challenging for businesses to find the right provider that can meet their requirements. So, when choosing an IT partner, make sure they offer a range of services including Security, Unified Communications, IT Managed Services, Cloud & Connectivity, Cyber Security, Infrastructure Solutions, and Consultancy Services. This will ensure that you can get all your needs fulfilled under a single umbrella.
If you want to get ahead of the curve and stay on top of industry trends, it’s time to take action. We can help your company do just that. Our team of experts are committed to making your organization sure you have all the tools necessary to succeed in today’s IT landscape while also staying secure at every stage. Contact Portman Tech for a consultation and we’ll be happy to show you how our services could benefit your company.
Outsourced IT Support Services
Portman Tech undertakes IT outsourcing operations for specific customers and parts of infrastructure so that customers can focus on their core business while Portman Tech manages their IT. By outsourcing their IT Infrastructure management to an expert organisation like Portman Tech, the customer ensures a high uptime for their IT without the headache of managing an IT team and focussing on the manpower requirements.
Small business IT Support
Small businesses like to eliminate complex technology challenges and issues as they only slow down and deviate business focus. Portman Tech, have emerged as a perfect small business IT Support solution to run your small business smoothly and optimally. Our solutions are affordable, completely hands-off, predictable IT Solutions that are customizable as per individual business needs.
IT company in London
Portman Tech is a Managed IT service provider in London that will transform your business for the better. We partner with your team to determine which IT services and solutions are best for your business, this includes IT consulting, managed IT services, strategic business processes, and custom software solutions etc. After implementing any service or for earlier implemented ones, any service can be managed and supported by us as well. We at Portman Tech are one of the best IT Support providers in London to manage your IT system.