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Remote Access IT Solutions

Productivity shouldn’t have to suffer just because staff can’t make it into the office: modern IT solutions mean organisations can keep going in the face of traditional business disruptions.

Gone are the days when bad weather or technical problems at the office should disrupt your organisation’s operations. As long as employees have an active internet connection at home, they can continue to work as if they are in the office with Akita’s remote access IT solutions.

Already around 15% of UK employees are home workers according to the Office of National Statistics. Remote access IT solutions give all staff the ability to work out of the office in the case of bad weather or other circumstances. These solutions increase the flexibility of your operations and can also introduce cost savings against traditional IT setups. You may even find – like some businesses have – that workers are more productive when working out of the office.

Take the office with you with a Virtual Desktops and Hosted Servers

While most people are prepared to work from home via a laptop or device, it can be frustrating to discover that the crucial document that you need to work on is locked on your office PC or work server.

A Virtual Desktop setup eliminates this problem by ensuring that everything an employee needs is available to them at home via a cloud hosted server. Accessed via a portal on a laptop or mobile device, a Virtual Desktop is just like using your computer desktop at work, only that the entire setup is held on a cloud Hosted Server. Staff can access all your work’s folders, files and documents, as well as use the key software they may need to do their job (think Sage, Photoshop or whatever software your business relies upon). All documents and changes are saved to the cloud so there’s no worry about versioning – everyone gets access to the most up-to-date documents.

Hosted Server and Virtual Desktop solutions also mean you can remove the cost of an onsite server setup. Physical onsite servers are expensive in terms of hardware, maintenance and required upgrades,  and can cost a company as much as £200 a month in electricity. A Cloud Hosted Server solution therefore saves you money and hassle.

If there are any security worries about allowing remote access to your Hosted Server, Akita can also provide Two Factor Authentication. This uses an app on an employee’s mobile phone to deliver an access code for your network rather, than letting employees log straight in. Doing this helps ensure that the person trying to access your cloud installation is actually your employee, not just someone who has their laptop.

Cover the phones and hold meetings with VoIP solutions

VoIP telephone technology means you don’t have to be in the office to answer your office phone.

Akita partners with leading provider 3CX to deliver advanced VoIP solutions. Along with cost-saving benefits over traditional telecoms, our VoIP solution also allows users to route calls to a desk phone seamlessly and easily to your mobile phone. Install the 3CX app and, with a couple of clicks, you can have remote access to your office phone at home, taking and making calls as if you were there.

And if during disruption you need to have a vital meeting with colleagues, customers or suppliers, you can use our VoIP video calling and conferencing solution to get face-to-face. Use either your laptop’s webcam or your phone’s camera to host a video call and engage with key clients or colleagues.

VoIP video conferencing with 3CX allows you to video call as many as 25 people simultaneously, meaning whole teams can meet up. With the ability to share documents and make presentations as well, it’s the next best solution to being in the room with them.

To discuss Virtual Desktops or VoIP solutions please call 01732 762 675 or contact