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Ang Hoecker

Why Remote Connectivity (Still) Matters To Your Business

With the increase in remote and hybrid work and the opportunities made possible by cloud computing, the ability to connect devices to data from anywhere in the world is essential for businesses to thrive. Read on to learn what remote connectivity entails, the benefits for businesses, some of the challenges, and how to overcome them.

What is Remote Connectivity?

Remote connectivity is the ability to connect company devices and a data source from a remote location. With developments in cloud technologies, company data no longer needs to be stored on-site. Businesses can now store company data on-premises, in the cloud, or a hybrid model of these approaches.

The Benefits of Remote Connectivity

There are numerous benefits to having an IT infrastructure that allows your team to connect from a remote location:

  1. Increased productivity. Remote connectivity allows your staff to work from anywhere — from home, during their commute, or while traveling.
  2.  Increased collaboration. The infrastructure required for remote connectivity makes it easier for teams to collaborate. Teams can connect through video conferencing tools from separate offices or campuses, while on the road, or from
  3. Reduced costs. Remote connectivity can help businesses lower their overall costs by reducing or eliminating the need for employees to travel to the Furthermore, businesses can save more money by reducing the office space previously occupied by in-person workers.
  4. Increased flexibility. Businesses with remote connectivity can navigate the ever-changing financial landscape more They can hire employees from anywhere in the world and contract with freelance employees for short periods of time.
  5. Improved disaster By storing and backing up company data offsite, businesses can recover more quickly from possible disasters such as natural disasters or cyberattacks.

Remote Connectivity Challenges and Solutions

Among the benefits of remote connectivity, some challenges require consideration.

  • Remote connectivity contains some inherent security risks. For instance, hackers may access your company’s network remotely. Businesses can help keep their data safe from hackers by implementing strong security measures such as firewalls and data encryption.
  • Remote connectivity relies on a stable and reliable internet connection. With an internet connection, employees can complete their responsibilities and keep your company running smoothly. Maintaining a robust IT department or contracting with a vendor who monitors internet connectivity is essential.
  • Remote connectivity presents more significant challenges to in-house IT than basic on-site network infrastructure. Businesses need policies for safe and secure employee use of remote networks. By training employees on the secure use of remote connections, businesses can work to keep their network and valuable company data safe.

Remote connectivity is a powerful and evolving tool that is changing how businesses work. Companies using it see improvements in productivity, collaboration, and flexibility. While there are challenges, solutions are available to keep your company’s network and data safe and secure.

Is your business ready to enter the world of remote connectivity? Or are you looking to upgrade your existing IT infrastructure? Applied Innovation’s technology experts are ready to create a customized solution for your unique business needs. Contact an Applied Innovation specialist in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, or Tampa, Florida, to get started.