Remote Working

At Your IT Department we are have long delivered a range of solutions which allow our clients to work and collaborate effectively, even from remote locations.

In the light of the current Covid-19 pandemic businesses more than ever need to be able to work remotely. The most recent advice from Government is to work from home if possible.

To help those new to remote working we have put together some resources for you.

All guidance is generic so we ask Your IT clients to contact support with any specific queries.

Security

Cyber criminals are using the Corona virus as an opportunity to make money.

Experts from the National Cyber Security Centre have revealed a range of attacks being perpetrated online as cyber criminals seek to exploit COVID-19. Techniques seen since the start of the year include bogus emails with links claiming to have important updates, which once clicked on lead to devices being infected.

These ‘phishing’ attempts have been seen in several countries and can lead to loss of money and sensitive data.

The UK has been targeted by Coronavirus-themed phishing emails with infected attachments containing fictitious ‘safety measures.’ According to Proofpoint researchers, such attacks have recently become more targeted, with greater numbers focusing on specific sectors like shipping, transport or retail to increase the likelihood of success.

Inform staff and stay vigilant. As things settle down consider additional security measures.

Office 365

Access Office 365 online

To sign in to Outlook on the web using your work account in Office 365

  • Go to the Office 365 sign in page
  • Enter the email address and password for your account
  • Select sign in

Run Remote Meetings To Avoid Travel

To avoid cancelling meetings Microsoft Teams, part of the Office 365 package, allows you to can run remote meetings and conference calls as well as share documents easily with customers, suppliers and others within your business.

Access Teams via the Office 365 sign in (as above) and follow the Getting Started With Teams guidance.

For further assistance Bigger Brains have made available their Teams Essential training free of charge.

Further Reading

Useful blogs from our own back catalogue and collected from around the web:

eBook: Have a Healthy Business Working From Home – Your IT Department

Remote Working? Here’s what to expect – Your IT Department

5 Fantastic Free Online Meeting Tools – Your IT Department

4 Steps to Get You Collaborating in Office 365 – Your IT Department

How To Work From Home – Your IT Department

8 Simple Tricks for First-Time Remote Workers – GoToMeeting

Tips For Setting Up Your Home Office – The Balance Small Business

Get Organised: 20 Tips for Working From Home – PC Mag

Policies

INTERIM HOMEWORKING CONTINGENCY POLICY (COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS) – East Midlands Chamber of Commerce

  • FAST RESPONSE

    15-minute response time

  • NO LONG-TERM CONTRACTS

    Low Risk & Complete Flexibility

  • CLIENT FOCUSED

    An Extension of Your Business