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Productivity is something that either happens or it doesn’t, but it’s important to keep in mind that nobody can work at optimal efficiency at all times. This doesn’t mean you can’t leverage some best practices to make better use of your time, though. Today we’ll examine three general ways to improve your productivity, including examples of how to make them happen.
The hardware that makes up your business’ IT infrastructure can be difficult to manage--particularly if that’s not where your specialty lies. While the first step to having a successful IT strategy is to have the proper hardware, acquiring it can be rather challenging at times, especially if your business doesn’t have an in-house IT department. Sometimes an outsourced approach is the best way to gain the best tech for your goals.
When it comes to the technology that keeps your employees, suppliers and customers connected, it just has to work.
Remote desktop access is a great way to enable workers to work remotely. No doubt about that. However, the technology they are using to connect into your office may be putting your entire organization at risk. The fact is, there are a lot of businesses that utilize direct Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) as a simple and cheap means of giving users access to the corporate network with or without knowing how risky it is. Direct RDP utilizes an open port in your firewall, without the protection of data encryption or secure virtual private network (VPN).
Chances are, you most likely view your vendors as a necessary evil. While you have to work with them to get the things that your business needs to function, it’s hard to not think of everything else that could be accomplished in the time you spend dealing with them. Unfortunately, there are even more costs to dealing with vendors that you may not have considered.