I recently wrote a post, Success from Working at Home. As I have seen people struggling with their first efforts at working from home, it occurred to me that people might need more suggestions, particularly with the things that I take for granted and the habits that I have developed over my thirty-five plus years of mostly working from home. Many of these things do not seem special to me. They are just the way that I have learned to accomplish tasks for decades.
Once you take the step of working from home, the back end system that provides services to your office will become very important.
VPNs allow us to access file servers on the corporate network. If you do not have a VPN that gives you file access, you will need some cloud services.
In order to get to those files on the servers or in the cloud, you need a good, fast, reliable Internet connection. DSL usually just does not work well enough to be useful. The fastest cable connections are okay but if you are uploading large files, you are probably going to wish you had a fiber connection.
A good phone that provides clear sound is essential and if you are getting your phone from your Internet service provider and have a flakey Internet, remember to not count on your phone.
If you do a lot of conference calls, a good microphone will help.
A good collaboration tool which let you talk, text, and share files is essential.
Of course you also need the right software, the knowledge to use it, and the discipline to use the cloud tools or VPN so that people can collaborate with you.
Read more detailed information on how to be successful working from home at the following link. [Read More Here].
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