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Remote workplace design: How to enhance connectivity and future-proof your home working strategy

As one in three UK workers continue to work exclusively from home, many businesses continue to struggle with the pressure of keeping employees well connected remotely against the backdrop of households fighting for bandwidth daily.  Andy Jane, CTO of Olive Communications, a UK-based managed cloud communications provider, shares ways to eradicate your employees’ connectivity issues that can occur when working from home.  

 It may be that staff are balancing work and home-schooling or have multiple family members, or multiple tenants working in one household;  either way, hybrid working looks set to stay for many. 

 The latest 4G and 5G plug and play personal ‘Mi-Fi’ connectivity devices – that create a localised signal similar to a home router. Employees can create their own private personal internet connection, separate to their main broadband, keeping them connected and with unlimited data SIMs. 

 Software-Defined Networking (SDN) – how SDN moves the business away from traditional network management to allow network control to be directly programmable, creating a more cost-effective, agile, and manageable form of connectivity, and how this can be overlaid onto any existing home broadband connection. 

Cloud based applications – the benefits of the cloud for those working remotely is well reported, and many organisations commonly feel they haven’t embarked on ‘the cloud journey’ yet but this generally isn’t the case. Andy will sum up the article with key cloud-based applications that are quick, simple and cost effective to install to keep employees connected, agile and operational no matter where they are.

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