Using your Company’s Website to Enhance your Remote Network

Are you getting everything you can out of your company’s website? Many people make the mistake of assuming that if they or their business don’t specialize in marketing or communications, they don’t need to worry about what their website looks like. In truth, your company’s website is not only a powerful communication tool that can connect you to customers, but it is also a way to help employees enhance the utility of the business’s remote network.

What’s on your Website?

The first step in analyzing additional uses for your company’s website is to take a look at what you have up right now. Did you go fully interactive, with lots of information for potential customers, or do you just have a single home page with your business hours and relevant contact information? The latter is fairly common with smaller companies, but it’s a good idea to take some time to add a layer of depth to your content, even if it’s only a few blog entries or some advice articles. When it comes to boosting the utility of your business network, it also helps to have a section available to employees. This should be placed in an out of the way area of the website so casual customers don’t stumble upon it.


Handling a Remote Network Upgrade

What do you do when it’s time to upgrade your company’s remote infrastructure? In many ways an upgrade that has remote network components to it is similar to a standard hardware upgrade, but there are a few extra considerations that you should keep in mind. When it comes time to do a large-scale overhaul of your existing remote network and move on to a new paradigm, use these tips as a guideline as to some of the things you should look at.

Wait for a Significant Leap

When preparing for an upgrade, the first thing you need to do is decide whether the upgrade is worth the investment cost. Mobile technology is constantly moving forward, and very few companies can realistically keep pace with the rapid advances made in remote networking. What you need to do before you make any sort of upgrade is to analyze the product you are going to move to. Read the company press releases and check out demos if possible. Usually, a company will highlight the key features that are changing, and you can make sure that those features match what you want. Unless your current technology just isn’t getting the job done, you can be careful when it comes to upgrading.


Building a Workforce around a Remote Model

How do you recruit people for your business? If you are like most companies, you usually restrict yourself to a local pool of candidates, with the occasional possibility of somebody else coming in fr om out of town as long as they can relocate. However, those days are rapidly fading. One of the beautiful things about remote networking is that you don’t have to worry about location as much. It’s perfectly possible to use a remote model to change the way you recruit your workers.

Key Questions to Ask

The biggest benefit that a remote model has when it comes to recruiting is that you don’t have to worry wh ere a potential employee is. If somebody is the most qualified candidate for the position, you can make the job work even if they can’t come in to the office in person. However, before you start considering candidates you need to look at the job itself. How much face to face interaction does the position need? You also need to look at what infrastructure is available to you. Do you have the proper tools to make sure the candidate can participate in teleconferences, meetings, and other important events without having to jump through hoops to do so?


Tips and Tricks for Running a Remote Desktop

How experienced are you when it comes to your remote desktop? Many people are finding the technology easier to navigate than it used to be, and it is certainly becoming the industry standard for many companies. However, there are always new, useful tips and tricks out there to learn. Some shortcuts and suggestions that might be able to help you in your remote work are presented below.

Save your Connection Details

Before you log into your remote desktop, take a look at the options menu that most people tend to pass over on their way to clicking on the “connect” button. The options button brings up a whole new connection window that has many different expanded options. Among these options is the ability to save your credentials locally. You will need to enter all the login information that you normally use to sign in remotely, but once you have done that and chosen to save those credentials, you’ll be able to sign right in by just clicking the remote desktop icon. This saves time logging on and is especially useful if you usually have one specific machine that you access your remote connection from.


6 Facts about Remote Networking that Might Surprise You

How much do you really know about remote networking? It has become increasingly common over the past few years, but there are still a lot of myths and misinformation out there. Presented below are some surprising facts about remote networking that you might not have previously been aware of.

1: Virtual Desktops are a Key to the Past

Many people know the frustration of trying to run an old application on Windows 7 or Windows 8 only to discover that the program is no longer supported. Sometimes the developer has released an update, but that upd ate doesn’t always work as effectively as the version you are more familiar with did. Sometimes the product just becomes abandonware and even compatibility mode on Windows can’t run it properly. A way around this problem is the virtual desktop. Remote utilities usually have a mode which adapts any software and runs it as though it were on its native operating system. With a virtual desktop, your favorite apps will never go out of style.


Telecommuting: When and How to Use It

Have you ever wanted to work from home? These days, it’s much easier and more common than you might thing. Telecommuting is an arrangement that your company might make with certain employees in which the employee does not physically travel to a specific office but instead works remotely. Telecommuting should be handled carefully, however, as some issues can crop up. The best way to handle this is outlined below.

Pros and Cons of Telecommuting

Telecommuting is a very good way to maximize the productivity of certain employees. Rather than pay somebody for the hours they spend at a desk, a worker instead receives payment based on work that gets done. It can also be very useful for employees who need to balance their work with a complex family life or difficult schedule caused by illness and treatment. On the other hand, the negatives of telecommuting include a loss of routine, since the remote user isn’t necessarily available at all times during the business day. Remote users also get less interaction with colleagues, which can negatively impact those whose positions require a constant flow of discussion and exchange of ideas.


RATs Pest Control

Throughout history, rats have been regarded as filthy vermin responsible for damaging property, destroying food, and spreading parasites and diseases that have caused great devastation. At the slightest sign of a rat infestation, most people act immediately to eliminate the invading pests and prevent future intrusion, damage and risk.

Remote Administration Tools (RATs), like their namesake, often cause great damage. RATs are potentially harmful software created with the intent of providing an undetected operator unauthorized access and control of a remote system. Unlike many desktop sharing and remote administration systems that have been developed for legitimate, authorized and legal use, "RAT" software is commonly used for malicious, illegal activity.

RAT Infestation

RAT software is generally installed covertly and used without the victim's knowledge. The malicious software is intentionally designed to hide its presence and operation from the victim and from the host computer’s security software, and in many cases may be fully undetectable. In order to install a RAT program, a RAT controller must somehow get his victim’s IP address, or infect the victim’s computer with a disguised RAT trojan file.

RAT controllers stalk their victims on the internet, frequently using social media channels and chat rooms where they share their malware with unsuspecting victims. They also disguise their files as popular programs, music or movie files and embed them in file sharing networks, Peer-to-Peer Software and free internet downloads. After the malware has been downloaded onto the victim’s computer it will clandestinely install itself and may also disable or delete antivirus and firewall software, rendering the victim and their computer completely defenseless.


The Importance of Trust

Every positive, mutually beneficial business relationship must be built on a foundation of trust. Trust in a business relationship can be defined as believing that the other party is credible, reliable, and will do their best to meet or exceed your expectations by acting on behalf of your best interests. However, certain business relationships by their nature must rely more heavily on the foundation of trust. This is particularly true when it comes to the relationship between remote support providers and their customers.

When you order a product from a business, such as software, you are taking a risk and trusting that business to deliver a product or service that will perform according to your needs and expectations for an ongoing period of time. In the case of remote access software, you must be able to trust, without doubts, that your vendor is providing a reliable and secure technology. In addition to being reliable and secure, there are several other components necessary to deliver trustworthy remote access software that is credible and meets user needs and expectations.

Building Blocks of Trust

First, the software used for remote access must be both powerful and easy to configure. The term “configure” describes the act of setting up a system using a predefined user interface. Therefore, a business utilizing remote access software must be able to configure the program to provide customization in use and appearance by embedding their logo, welcoming message, ID, password sending options, and more. The brandable product helps verify the using organization’s identity by incorporating the company brand on the login, and other supporting elements. Remote Utilities offers this customization to provide an important aspect of internal trust with your employees and users.



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