Setting up the Perfect Home Office
Work out of Your Vail Valley Home With Ease
Love working from home? It’s the hot new thing for many businesses. Today’s companies have ditched the gloomy and depressing cubicles for the comforts of home. With that in mind, it’s time for you to start considering how you’ll operate out of a home office in your Vail Valley, CO property. And no, we don’t mean choosing which posters to put on the wall and what music you can listen to! We mean how your home tech will help you get your work done! In this blog, we’ll show you some smart solutions for upgrading your home office (but you can still choose the playlist.) Read on for more!
One of the essentials for completing work from home is a high-speed network. After all, how can you download documents, view multimedia content and communicate with coworkers if you’re operating on a slow network? A faster network can help you get your job done – and it doesn’t hurt when you’re streaming crazy cat videos on Youtube!
Many homeowners understand that faster internet service should result in faster network speeds. But that’s actually just one part of the equation – and it’s not even something you have much control over. Sure, you can pay some internet service provider to get their highest service, but if you don’t have a high-speed router, fiber-optic wired connections and optimized Wi-Fi connections, your network could be slower than molasses. Make sure you’re getting the most out of your system by installing the most efficient components.
Operating out of a home office means you’ll need room to grow. We’re not talking about buying a bigger chair (this isn’t a fitness blog!) We mean you’ll need enough space for digital storage. Many home servers can quickly become overwhelmed with the high volume of large files that need to be stored, so it’s a great idea to invest in network-attached storage.
NAS is essentially like a file cabinet for your digital material. In fact, your commercial office probably uses one already; a separate device that contains backups of all of your data and files. It’s perfect for archiving files and worst-case-scenario disaster recovery. Plus, NAS are easily upgradable, often only requiring larger disks or additional units.
Setting up a VPN
Protecting your business is of paramount importance, so you’ll want to ensure you’ve set up a virtual private network that will allow your coworkers to share info without fear of it falling into the wrong hands. A VPN offer an extra level of password-protected security to each of your coworkers to ensure easy-transferability of all relevant information.
Ready to begin working from home with smart home office solutions? Futurian Systems can help! Contact us today for more information.