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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

Another Email Scam

If you don't take the time to read this post (which you should!) then let me give you the "TL;DR" version: DON'T LET ANYONE IN YOUR COMPUTER THAT YOU DON'T KNOW AND FULLY TRUST. The scammers will tell you "It's ok, no problem, don't worry" and somehow, beyond my comprehension, people accept that and allow the person access to their computer.

Dang it, I got busted! The department of Police are reaching out to me... via Email. 

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