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As technology becomes more a part of the way we work, remote working becomes a more considerable requirement for all manner of businesses. The benefits are numerous – it allows you to operate your business more on your terms, and on your schedule. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a medium-sized local business, or a large multinational, remote working is an essential consideration.

At catalyst2, we have a range of remote working options available to suit your business. Everyone has different needs, so we’re proud to offer a selection of services that can be tailored to your requirements – all with the benefit of our considerable experience.

Here’s a brief insight of what we offer.

RDS/Terminal Servers

Remote desktops, or terminal services as they’re sometimes known, allow you to remotely access your desktop from a variety of devices. This makes it easy to keep working when on the move, travelling, or at home. It’s no longer necessary to be confined to the office to have access to those critical files and programs, with remote desktop services they can follow you wherever you go.

The benefits are considerable, and a clear benefit to consider is the boost to productivity. Remote desktop services make it easy to continue working and manage a busy schedule – travelling is no longer “dead time” where nothing can be done, as access can be achieved wherever you are.

VPN Servers

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network, and the basics are fairly simple. When you access the internet, your connection usually passes through the servers of your internet service provider. This gives them various pieces of information, such as the location you’re browsing from and what you’re browsing. With a VPN you choose a private server through which your internet connection passes through, bypassing your internet service provider entirely – this allows you greater privacy and security when browsing.

VPN servers offer a boost for remote working productivity as you don’t have to worry about region-locked content – things can be accessed from wherever you are, as long as you’re accessing through an appropriate VPN. Speak to catalyst2 if you would like to learn more about VPNs.

Office 365

Office 365 is a suite of programs offered by Microsoft designed to allow businesses and professionals to have access to the tools they require to be as productive as possible. Presentations, spreadsheets, document creation, even virtual conferencing and communication – Office 365 has something to offer everyone. Getting to grips with Office 365 can allow you and your employees to remain productive and to share documents and data even when you’re remote working. Office 365 remains a popular choice for obvious reasons.

At Catalyst 2 we can help you with the installation and licensing of an Office 365 application to suit you, and your business. We can also ensure you’re fully familiar with the suit’s host of comprehensive features, as well as providing ongoing support to keep things running efficiently.

Cloud server transition

At Catalyst 2 we can also help your business migrate your current “on prem” data to a cloud server. We take a managed approach to this, systematically transferring all of the relevant and necessary data while ensuring backups and redundancies are made every step of the way.

We do this in as unobtrusive a manner we possibly can, ensuring we’re never transferring the data you need while you’re actually using. We’ll work with you to determine a transfer schedule that works for you, as well as handling all necessary tasks related to the virtual server setup.

Start remote working today

For more information about how we can help your business start remote working, contact catalyst2 today.