We live in a digital age – fact – so why is it still difficult to access our work lives when we are on the go? Well the simple answer is that it is not. You can access your office desktop from your holiday, on your daily commute and most importantly, when you are travelling to that big meeting.
There are many complex productivity issues that now face small and large businesses alike, from staff who are off work due to illness, to CEO’s who are constantly travelling but may not have access to the essentials they need. By using a remote web desktop, RDP protocol, you can continue to work away from the office, wherever you may be in the world – provided there is internet access using your tablet or smartphone.
Originally developed by Windows, RDP has since grown and is accessible on many different operating systems. The general consensus, if you haven’t already looked into this software solution, is that it works by offering the chance for your mobile device to speak to your desktop via the internet. It comes in handy when you are away from the office and need to check something quickly. All that is needed is a good quality internet connection and for the protocols to be installed at each end of the conversation.
One example of a great use for this clever tool would be during flu season. For many businesses, flu season is not just about the amount of staff that get ill but also about containing the spread of illness through the office. The problem comes when everyone is off work with the flu. This will inevitably put extra stress on the staff in the office and could mean missed deadlines, over worked staff and the potential for loss in revenue. This is the perfect time for using an RDP protocol within your business. As long as your staffs who are at home can work, then this will give them the chance to keep on top of emails, update clients and get small amounts done to help relieve the pressure. It will also help to contain the spread of the illness whilst making sure that the other staff doesn’t get overworked.
With more and more businesses under staffing pressure due to the economic climate, staff can already be stretched very thin, so when some of these employees are travelling for meetings on a regular basis, it is not unthinkable that work is not being completed on time or to the highest standard. By having the ability to access your desktop computer whilst travelling, you can maximise the productivity of the staff outside of the office and also keep up to date with anything that may be happening inside of the office.
RDP software can work in conjunction with all your apps on your work device. If you don’t have access to a good quality internet connection you may find a slight lag, but this can be rectified and if you are in an excellent Hotspot then you will feel like you were in the office.
One of the main concerns of companies installing this software is security. Like many security issues online, there are numerous layers of security placed into the RDP you are using, making it very difficult to hack into and to protect against future threats. If you work online in any capacity then you are leaving yourself open to threats, but with this software you will find the high level of protection very secure. Data protection is key at the end of the day.