PRO TOOLS FOR REMOTE TEAMS
Working remotely is nothing new for the Lotus TechPros team. Starting over a decade ago, we established a culture of flex-work hours and flex-workspace. Since then, we have actively sought out and implemented the tools and best practices that provide a combination of high productivity and personal flexibility.
We hope you find this information helpful for establishing your remote workforce in an effective, efficient and compelling manner. If you need assistance, please contact us.
The tools shown below are solutions the Lotus TechPros team has vetted for security, performance, and reliability. These tools enable your team to access business information and communicate with one another from anywhere, using a wide variety of devices—a fundamental requirement for remote work.
Privacy & Security
Due to privacy and security concerns, we avoid solutions from companies whose revenue is based on collecting and selling user data. We suggest you do the same. In short, if something is free, you’re probably the product, not the customer.
See our Security Best Practices document for additional tips for protecting your business data.
We choose solutions based on their merits and our own first-hand experience. Once we settle on a solution, we then establish referral relationships when possible. We appreciate you mentioning Lotus TechPros as your referral source.
Use At Your Own Risk
What works for us may not be the best solution for you. Please explore and use these suggestions at your own risk. If we can assist you with telecommuting technology for your business, please let us know. We would appreciate the opportunity to make remote IT work for you.
VPN & Security
We use hardware-based security devices to provide secure remote access to the Internet when working remotely. Although they are popular, we have yet to use or trust a third-party VPN service. That’s because, by definition, a VPN service processes all the data from your device before sending it on to its eventual destination. This approach creates a single collection point for your private business data.
Our Technology Toolset & Best Practices
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