While many organizations and employees are navigating the world of remote work for the first time during the COVID-19 pandemic, SkySync has been a predominately remote company since we were founded. That being said, we do have many employees based at our HQ in Ann Arbor, Michigan, who have now joined the rest of the Syncopaths at home to stay safe and help flatten the curve.
We’re kicking off a new series called Remote Work Wednesday, talking to people each week about how they’re managing this new way of working. We’ll share practical tips about conducting business remotely, as well as provide some much-needed connection and conversation (and maybe a little commiseration) during this time of isolation. And what better place to start than right here at SkySync?
For our first installment, we got our own Director of Customer Support Andrew Beard and IT Manager Patrick Kramer on the line to talk about how they’ve historically managed our remote workforce (cloud-based infrastructure and content management helps!), how they’re keeping both our employees and our customers secure from outside of the office (extra device protection and malware monitoring) and share their personal tips about working from home (use this time to keep up on your laundry!).
Protect your content and applications
The key takeaway from Andrew on how to successfully run a remote organization? Back it all up.
“We’ve tried to make sure that we have our information in the cloud so that it’s accessible from many locations. So, with the current pandemic, that’s made it actually a lot easier to move people remotely,” Andrew Beard explained.
“But we’ve also made sure that all of our hardware and all of our applications have redundant backups. Because as we all know, having backups for key processes so that you don’t have an outage affect the entire company is key when working remotely.”
Join the conversation
How is your organization navigating remote work life? Is this normal or a new normal for your business? We’d love to hear from you. If you’re interested in joining the conversation on #RemoteWorkWednesday, please send us a note.