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Telecommuting During the COVID-19 Corona Virus Outbreak

With the Corona Virus (COVID-19) now being declared a pandemic and cases continuing to climb there has been a lot of talk about “Tele-commuting.” Tele-Commuting is the process of using technology to continue working without going into the office. We thought this might be a good time for us to look at some of the various ways technology can help. This will be focused on people that don’t have a large I.T. infrastructure already in place; as these companies already have such technologies deployed.

Telecommuting During the COVID-19 Corona Virus – Part 1: Remote Access

Remote accessing your work computer

Telecommuting During the COVID-19 Corona Virus - Part 2: File Sharing/Cloud Storage

File Sharing / Cloud Storage

Telecommuting During the COVID-19 Corona Virus – Part 3: Browser Syncing

Browser Syncing

Telecommuting During the COVID-19 Corona Virus – Part 4: Web and Phone Conferencing – Meeting Online

Web and Phone Conferencing 

Telecommuting During the COVID-19 Corona Virus – Part 5: Phone System

Phone Systems to forward Calls

Having a modern cloud-based phone system opens virtually unlimited possibilities. Cloud-based Voice over IP technology can do a lot of amazing things; pretty much offering the equivalent of what a $80,000 PBX system can do. One great thing is as it’s cloud based, you don’t have any equipment you need to maintain, worry about programming or repair. There are a lot of names in the hosted-VoIP arena such as Ring Central, Vonage, 8x8, nextiva,  Jive and more.

Telecommuting During the COVID-19 Corona Virus – Part 6: Chatrooms – Open Communication

Secure or Public Web Chat: Telegram

Telecommuting During COVID-19/Corona Virus - Part 7: VPN's

VPNs - Virtual Private Networks

Telecommuting During the COVID-19 Corona Virus – Part 8: Closing Comments

Closing thoughts

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