Extreme events such as disease outbreaks and natural disasters happen frequently in recent years. In this globalized economy, corporates suffer from these extreme events and their business operations may be severely affected or even shut down. When corporates face these uncontrollable events, they have to respond immediately to minimize losses. To overcome the impacts, the remote work is the most effective solution for continuing the business.
Risks and Opportunities of Remote Work
Remote work is not a new trend, but more and more corporates adopt it because of the change of social culture and increasing frequency of disasters. A survey found that 65% of respondents claimed working remotely at home or elsewhere can improve work efficiency due to less distraction, lower stress and higher engagement. Undoubtedly, remote work is relatively suitable for jobs require independence, such as designers and programmers, which need high degree of concentration and a private space to work efficiently.
Technical support is one of the most critical factors to determine whether the implementation of remote work is effective. A study found that more than 38% of respondents did not receive technical support at all when working remotely. Corporates may expose to substantial security risks of data leakage or breach. To minimize the potential risks, the best practice is to adapt a secure remote access solution with IPSec or SSL encryption system and two-factor authentication technology, which not only improves productivity, but also achieves an excellent balance in security risk control.
Indispensable Business Continuity Planning
Apart from remote work, corporates can consider to implement disaster recovery measures to restore data, software and hardware quickly from any disruption ranging fire, data breach or IT system crash to ensure business continuity. In addition, corporates can also formulate Business Continuity Planning by undergoing assessments and precautions in advance, including the regular backup of critical business data and resilience the data on a secure data center.
There are several challenges when corporates undergo Business Continuity Planning, which includes the security measures of protecting the data and the speed of transmitting the data from storage. Corporates can adopt a reliable backup and recovery solutions to compress and de-duplicate the data in order to optimize the storage space. After that, the data can be securely backup on a managed Internet data center or infrastructure of service providers, by transmitting through a private network with SSL encryption technology.
As your trusted ICT solution partner, CITIC Telecom CPC provides a series of innovative flagship solutions to empower every business to obtain a secure remote access, backup critical data, promptly recover from disasters, and undergo business continuity planning, which effectively reduce the losses caused by the uncertainty of disease outbreaks.
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