Posted on 25 March 2021

Top 5 tech tips for WFH

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Happy 1 year WFH anniversary to 60% of the population!

Working from home is not a new concept, but it took a global pandemic for those who can reasonably work from home to make the switch from offices to home offices. Whilst the entire country (and world) is eager for things to return to normal, one of the things which is likely to stick around is remote working.

So, with this in mind, we’ve  put together a list of 5 top tech tips for working from home. From staying safe, to software, to even using your smartphone as a scanner – we’ve got it covered. Read on to find out more!

  1. Select the right software

In lockdown 1, a whole year ago, many businesses were not ready for the WFH transition.  Failing to factor remote working capabilities into business continuity planning made it difficult for organisations to operate as normal following government guidance to work from home.

For those who had the right software and training in place ahead of the switch, things were a lot easier. We recommend using Microsoft Teams – which was designed for remote working and allows teams to communicate, collaborate and manage workloads all in one place!

To see Teams in action, take a look at our Training Videos page here.

  1. Stay secure

The pandemic saw a surge of cyber-attacks on all sized businesses, which on average cost small businesses £151,000 . The quick transition to remote working exposed security flaws within many organisations, which resulted in cyber criminals and hackers launch sophisticated attacks attempting to infiltrate weak security infrastructures.

By placing preventative measures in place including staff training, 2fa and digitising how you store and share sensitive information, you can be assured you are taking the necessary precautions to stay safe.

Did you know Infuse have our own dedicated security department that can help with assessing, planning and implementing security measures that can help you stay cyber-safe? Check out our security services and solutions here to find out more.

  1. Bring your home Wi-Fi up to speed!

There’s nothing worse than having a sluggish signal when it comes to your home Wi-Fi. A recent survey by Which? revealed that 69% of users had experienced connection issues in the past year when working from home. If your home Wi-Fi is in need of a boost, follow our top tips here to help bring your home connection up to speed!

  1. Turn your smartphone into a scanner

WFH without a scanner was one challenge many workers faced. However, using the Microsoft Lens app, users can now scan, edit, and share documents all from the palm of your hand. We’ve put together a guide on how to use the app here. Latest versions of the Lens app also feature an immersive reader, QR code scanner and the option to add images to text and tables.

  1. Approvals

Collaboration platforms such as Microsoft Teams are great for communicating with co-workers and digitising processes when working remotely. Approvals in Teams takes this one step further by simplifying your workflows, allowing you to create, manage, and share approvals directly from chats and channels within the Teams platform. It’s an ideal feature to help users streamline their workload and keep track of ongoing projects and requests when working from home. To see Approvals in action, take a look at our training page here.

For more information on how Infuse can help digitise your business to prepare for the new normal, or for anything else remote working related, contact us at [email protected] and we’ll be happy to help!