What Technologies Do I Need for Employees to Work from Home?

Patrick Leonard

More and more companies are looking at allowing their employees to work from home. Whether it is just for emergencies or for full-time remote employment, executives need to look at their IT infrastructure to ensure they are ready for remote working.

First off, why do employees want to work from home?

Some employees want the flexibility to stay home with a sick child or even if they are slightly sick. Having access to work allows them to stay functional and not burn PTO (Personal Time Off) days and to meet deadlines. Other employees seek to work from home to focus on work without the distractions of an office, such as people knocking on their door or the noise of working in an open environment. Working from home also lets employees with long commutes shrink their work day because they do not need to spend hours commuting. Heck, they can get by with a quick shower instead of getting dressed up for work, which also saves time.

As an employer, you have benefits too.

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Topics: Efficiency & Productivity

What is a Good Internet Speed for My Business? Q&A

David Bourgeois

It would be nice if the IT industry had a simple formula that says a company with 20 employee’s needs an internet connection with “X speed” or a company with 50 workstations needs an internet connection with “Y speed”. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. Why? Because there are too many variables and intangibles needed to create the formula needed to find this magical number. Things such as how many users will being using the Internet, how many of them will use it at the same time, how does each user plan to use the Internet for business (and pleasure), etc. As you can see, this becomes less science and more of a game of logically guessing exactly what is needed.

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Topics: Efficiency & Productivity

Life Cycle Management of Your Technology Can Save You Thousands Annually

David Bourgeois


Life Cycle Management is a proactive philosophy where you spend a nickel today to save a quarter in subsequent years. [Do not read any further if you have no interest in investing for the future and are in a survival mode.]

This proactive philosophy is important to budgeting for your company and forecasting expenditures. It helps you distribute the expenses that you will eventually incur regardless of when you spend your dollars. You are probably in the position where you cannot choose to have a computer or not for your employees, so if you have 50 employees, then you need 50 computers. So it is not a question of if they get a new computer, but when that computer gets replaced.

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Topics: Efficiency & Productivity

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