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Helping our clients work from home securely
Back in 2020, the COVID-19 outbreak caused our country to change, as workers were encouraged to stay at home and work at home if possible. During that time many companies realised a large proportion of its staff actually preferred the flexibility of working from home. While some had taken to setting up desks in kitchens and living rooms, S2S Group made the decision to help those homeworkers through providing them with the kit they needed.
Since 2020, S2S Group has supplied over 1,000 remote workers with laptop bundles to ensure productive and secure remote working. It is clear that working remotely can create data security risks as employees not provided with these bundles accessed sensitive information on personal devices.
Two years on, many data assets provided during the lockdown are now coming to their end-of-life.
Personal devices are not always safe
Working at home on a personal device to access company information can be risky. If your employee’s device doesn’t have up to date security features, then any information used while working could be vulnerable. Providing your homeworkers with a device to work on allows you to make sure security measures are in place and data is manipulated only on that device.
Some workers may also have out of date or unusable computers. By providing good quality equipment, you can be sure that requirements are met it meets the requirements to perform the tasks needed and therefore increase productivity as employees will not be working on slow, out of date devices.
The risks of using personal devices for work are endless, some common threats are:
- Malware Infiltrations
- Potential Legal Issues
- Opportunities for Data Theft
- Lack of Employee Training for Working Safely
More information on staying safe when working at home.
Here at S2S, we are proud to announce we have surpassed 1000 bundles which have been given to stay at home workers to support their business operations during these times of difficulty.
Many workers still work from home after the COVID-19 restrictions have ended
‘The impact of coronavirus could have a long-lasting effect on how and where people choose to work. Once lockdown measures are fully lifted, 60% of people would like to work from home more often than they did previously (31% would not).’ – theHRDIRECTOR
With workers now fully experienced in the new remote working environment, companies may wish to update, upgrade, refurbish and recycle the kit first provided two years ago.
Interested in laptop bundles for your homeworkers? Contact us.