A Step by Step Approach to Building a Network for your Business

So you’ve decided to take the jump and set up your own network for your business. This is an essential step in forming or improving any business, since so much work is now done away fr om the office. There are a lot of potential pitfalls that you need to be aware of, but these can be bypassed with some careful planning. Presented below are some simple decision you should make to ensure that you establish the most effective business network possible.

Wired or Wireless?

Whether you choose a wired network wh ere the computers are connected directly to a router via Ethernet cable or a wireless network that uses Wi-Fi connectivity is largely a question of how your office area is set up. For traditional offices that have desktop computers and plenty of space to run cables, having a wired option is probably a good idea. This allows you to have the best speed and reliability possible. If you have employees using laptops or notebooks to connect to the network, however, a wireless choice will allow them the chance to move freely without being anchored to any one point. A combination can also be used, using wired setups for desktops and wireless for traveling employees.


9 of the Best Reasons Why You Should Use Web Conference

This is a guest post by Justin at NYC

Many businesses are trying their best to accomplish as much work as they possibly can in the least amount of time. Deadlines can be overwhelming and the sooner they come, the more you are able to come up with ways to maximize your own time as well as your company’s money.

Companies have always been on the search for ways on how to increase their productivity and efficiency. One of the ways that have proven to be very effective is holding conferences online instead of making use of company resources on travel expenses. Listed below are 9 of the best reasons why you should consider online web conferences and how they can benefit you and your company.


Technology: Are You Trying to Outsmart The Recruiter?

This is a guest post by Nancy Anderson at

A technology recruiter can be your biggest ally during your job search, but you must build a good rapport and avoid damaging it with any of the common mistakes made by job applicants. When applying for tech jobs, it is important to make yourself look like the best candidate, but it is also crucial that you don't resort to tricks and unsavory tactics. Avoid using these tactics in your job search, as they could hurt your chances of landing the job you really want.

Resumes with inaccurate information are red flags for a technology recruiter, as inflating past job titles and making your duties sound more important than they really are makes it look like you are lying to get the job. Chris Fields once saw a resume with the title "Senior-Junior IT Associate," which was a red flag because it didn't make any sense. You can use action verbs and strong writing to convince a technology recruiter to interview you, but you should never use fake job titles or exaggerate the importance of the duties you performed in past positions.


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.


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.


Employee Monitoring and Surveillance: Important Laws You Should Know

There are methods of employee monitoring that can be effective in maintaining productivity, ensuring a safe work environment, and protecting company resources. Remote Utilities is a remote desktop software primarily intended for remote administration and support, not for employee monitoring. Although Remote Utilities is not intended for monitoring, some customers use our remote desktop software to monitor their employee's computer screen, and web camera views and sounds.

Remote Utilities is used in many countries around the globe. It would be extremely difficult to tailor our product to the specific privacy protection laws in every country. Most countries have complex and detailed laws designed to protect both employee rights and company interests. As a result, employers must be mindful of how remote employee surveillance and monitoring is regulated in the country or countries where they conduct business.

Laws by Country

In the United States, the Federal Wiretapping Act/Electronic Communications Privacy Act prohibits the intentional capture or disclosure of any electronic communication where there is a reasonable expectation of privacy. In order for a US employer to legally monitor employees, the employees must have full knowledge and provide prior consent. In addition to the federal laws, many states have wiretapping laws, statutes regulating employee monitoring, or both.


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