Digital considerations for remote working
Digital considerations for remote working include devices, connectivity, access, security and being ready for remote working.
Devices for remote working
Using laptops, mobile phones and tablets for work is becoming more common. It’s convenient and can provide real benefits to your staff and organisation, but device use needs to be safe and secure.
Connectivity for remote working
Having enough internet capacity to access digital tools and connect to work is important for remote working. Organisations may require virtual private networks or cloud-based networks.
Access to tools, systems and information for remote working
People working remotely need their usual tools to do their work efficiently. New tools for remote collaboration and communication, and the skills and knowledge to use them are also required.
Security for remote working
Working offsite using cloud services, portable devices and private internet connections has great benefits for organisations. It also creates additional cyber, information and device security risks. These risks must be assessed, managed and monitored.
Summary of remote working considerations
A list of prompts can be used as part of an organisation’s self-assessment for remote working readiness or to lift organisational capacity for remote working.