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Wichita IT Support Tip for February 3rd, 2011
Business today is fast-paced and hectic. We’ve all been there. Sometimes you just have to knock out that report over an evening spent at the office. In many cases, these occasions happen just too often, and another solution is required.
If you find yourself spending too much time at the office, or worse yet, find yourself shuffling files back and forth between an office machine via a flash drive or email, let’s talk about getting your business truly setup for telecommuting.
Simplicity is the key. As an Information Technology consultant, I’ve seen the telecommuting concept grow and simplify over the years. Let’s get some quick terms out of the way before we continue:
VPN – Virtual Private Network
You may have heard the term VPN before. The quick and easy explanation of the term is that a VPN creates a secure, private link between two machines over a public network, like the Internet. In truly layman’s terms, you use a VPN to effectively and securely plug your laptop or home PC into you work network, just like you were at the office. It’s like running a five mile network cable from the office to your home.
With the right networking equipment, we can make connecting your home machine or laptop to your work network as easy as a few clicks on a website, allowing you to connect from anywhere you can access the Internet. In fact, you’ll have two different options.
- Connect to the Network – Your laptop connects to your work network as though you were present in the office.
- Connect to a Machine at the Office – If you have an office desktop computer, you can connect to it directly, just as if you were sitting in front of the monitor. Access to your files, folders and network resources are the same.
For most small businesses, we recommend the SonicWALL TZ100 router, which provides this functionality, along with a host of other tools and features that are designed to make your office network more secure. Setup is painless and we can walk you or your employees through what it takes to make the connection from home or anywhere else.
Are you looking to take your business network to the next level? Call Proper
Technology Solutions at (316) 337-5628 to learn more about setting up a VPN solution for your office. Our industry certified and college-educated consultants are ready to assist you with networking, virus removal, new hardware and software and support for a wide variety of office applications. With rates starting at just $70/hour with no minimum service fees, our Wichita IT support specialists provide effective and affordable solutions.