In recent years many businesses have begun to allow some or all of their employees to work from home. This flexibility has enabled many businesses to continue operations while they navigate the complex and trying times brought about by COVID-19. Looking towards the future, creating a long-term plan for a hybrid workspace allows a business to be resilient and continue to offer employees the options of working from home, in the office, or a mix of both.
Transitioning to a hybrid workspace is no easy task, however, and Robinett Consulting believes that your business deserves an IT partner that is invested in learning your environment and provides personalized solutions backed by trusted Cisco technology. Here are a few key considerations we think you should keep in mind when transitioning to a hybrid work environment.
IT Staff Needs for Hybrid Work
As a small business, balancing the cost of supporting the technology needed for hybrid work and equipping your workforce with the tools they need to succeed wherever they work from is a challenge. Working with an IT partner like Robinett Consulting can help you transition to a hybrid work environment with just the tools you need. Your business will require secure networks and portable technology, and we’re ready to give you the advice needed for an easy deployment of that technology and the security offered by Cisco products.
Data and Network Security for Hybrid Workspaces
Allowing employees to work remotely means extending your business’ security protections to their devices no matter where they are working. When looking into network security for hybrid work, you should look for:
- Safe endpoint access to the business’ network.
- Frictionless management and configuration.
- Data protection through user, device, and application verification.
- The ability to detect and proactively defend against cyber-attacks.
We know that a single cyber attack could prove disastrous for a small business, and we recommend Cisco security technology because it has an over 35-year record of protecting the world’s largest businesses, so we’re confident we can help protect you too.
Personalized Network Capabilities
No two businesses are the same, and the network you need to stay connected to suppliers, employees, and customers requires a personalized touch. If your business relies entirely on cloud services, then a cloud-based network subscription may be the best solution for you. On the other hand, your business may only need a few up-front equipment purchases to be ready for a hybrid work environment. As your IT partner, we want to help you find the tools you need for your transition to a hybrid workspace while maintaining the level of security and reliability expected from Cisco products.
As you can see, moving your business’ workforce to be more remote accessible can be a complex task, but the flexibility and resiliency offered by remote work can make the transition worth it. Here at Robinett Consulting, we value building a strong understanding of your business’ IT landscape and remain relentlessly focused on bringing you only the solutions you need no matter where you work from.