Connecting remote offices to information is only part of the task of maintaining a 21st century workforce.
The other part of of the challenge is understanding how to make remote site workers feel have remote office workers feeling connected to the entire company and ensuring they have access to all the human resources they need.
This involves not only ensuring that email, and access to data is well setup but also how the phone systems are working between locations and departments too
What is a vpn connection?
A virtual private network (VPN) is a network that uses primarily public telecommunication infrastructure, such as the Internet, to provide remote offices or traveling users an access to a central organizational network.
VPNs typically require remote users of the network to be authenticated, and often secure data with encryption technologies to prevent disclosure of private information to unauthorized parties.
VPN Connections may serve any network functionality that is found on any network, such as sharing of data and access to network resources, printers, databases, websites, etc. A VPN user typically experiences the central network in a manner that is identical to being connected directly to the central network. VPN technology via the public Internet has replaced the need to requisition and maintain expensive dedicated leased-line telecommunication circuits once typical in wide-area network installations.
There are many ways to create connections!
There are a variety of technologies that come in to play with inter-office connections and GeeksOnTime is the ultimate multi office company. We have locations throughout the US and utilize several combinations of technologies for ourselves and for our clients.
Coming up with the right package involves asking the right questions so we can determine the right package for your organization.
The right questions yield the right formula
- Should you be using VPN's or Terminal Services?
- Do you need Video Conferencing?
- Does the Company Rely on Instant Messaging?
- Do Users Require Access to Computers when Offsite?
- Are there multiple people managing Web Site support?
- Does Everyone Share the Same Pool of Files?
- Is Security Needing to be Centrally Managed for all Global Users?
Ask GeeksOnTime to do a Network Assessment to determine the best tools for your Inter-Office IT needs.