Billions of people around the globe log onto the internet to exchange information. While most of us think of the internet in the context of leisure and entertainment, the web’s infrastructure is increasingly being used to power business transactions, team collaboration, and other elements of work lives.
One of the most popular advantages the internet has brought to the workplace, particularly over the last 12 months, has been remote management.
Remote management (or “remote access” as it is sometimes called) describes the process of using applications to enable access to Linux-powered or other systems from anywhere in the world. There are several advantages that investing in remote management can enable for your organization.
If you’re curious to learn what they are, keep reading!
1. Ditch the Office Long-Term
If you’re operating in the United States, chances are, the government-mandated in some way that your business cease operations in response to COVID-19. Those mandates likely put your company in a tough spot.
Today, states are beginning to open back up which means that several companies are headed back to the office. But after all of the ground you’ve covered with remote work, does it make sense to double back on that expensive office lease?
Only you can answer that question but if you’d like to continue working remotely long-term, the best way to enable your ability to do so is to invest in remote management tools that seamlessly support the activities your team relies on to remain productive.
When it comes to remote operating Linux systems, the tools that are available to you are limitless!
2. There Are Several Solutions to Choose From
Expanding on the last point we made regarding your tool options, we love remote management and Linux’s partnership in particular because Linux is open-source which means that several of the remote tools available for it are also open-source.
For the uninitiated, open-source software is free and supported by a community of philanthropic coders that update the tool just to provide free access to tools that might typically set people back hundreds of dollars per year.
A quick Google search of remote access, open-source tools will turn up several brands you can experiment with to find the perfect solution for your needs.
3. Grab Your Files in a Pinch
Even if you’re not vested in working remotely long-term, let’s say it’s the weekend and you need a file you have sitting on your office desktop. How would you go about getting it?
If you don’t have Linux remote management integrated into your machine, your only option might be to drive down to your workplace. Therein lies the very real benefit that remote tools offer businesses in that they enable you to get your hands on key items in a pinch, in seconds!
That’s an insurance policy that is worth investing in.
4. Work With Remote IT
When you have remote management set up across your suite of computers, not only can you access your desktops but you can also enable vendors to access your machines. This is particularly helpful when you’re working with an IT contractor.
Several IT or network administrator contractors will want to work on your machines remotely to keep their costs down. By allowing them to do so, you can get faster service at a lower price than if you had to contact a local IT provider that needed to come into your office every time you had a computer issue.
5. Keep Your Sales Team Nimble
Sales teams are notorious for being away from their desks. After all, there’s a world of opportunity out in the community when it comes to finding leads and closing them.
By having remote access solutions in place, no matter where in the world you send your sales reps, they’re only a few clicks away from their Linux-powered office hardware.
That’s a powerful reality! It allows teams to be more productive on the road and hopefully enables them to drive more value for their organization.
6. Don’t Compromise on Security
A lot of people roll their eyes at remote access and opt instead to let their employees take their work computer with them everywhere they go. That may seem like a simple solution but believe us when we say that the security implications of that workflow are real.
If you let employees take a computer that houses important documents, passwords, access to shared drives, etc. everywhere they go, your corporate data disappearing is as easy as a team member accidentally leaving their laptop behind at a coffee shop.
Rather than having your desktop travel around, allowing for team members to remote into their computers while their primary computers are secured in your office reduces the chance for a data disaster to occur.
Remote Management Should Become Your Norm Into the Future
Just about every office-based company invested in remote management to a degree to survive 2020. We advocate for continuing to make those investments. That way, you can unlock the power of remote work in your Linux or other computer systems far into the future.
By doing so, you could save on office leases. If you’d like to keep your office, you can still enable your team to access files on the occasions that they’re away from their desks.
We hope you’re moved by the remote access advantages we’ve shared. At least enough to continue learning about what long-term solutions are out there.
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