Working from home offers many benefits both to a company and to it's employee. Working from home offers the employee benefits such as: fewer interruptions, no office politics, no stress in regards to commuting, and a comfortable work environment. Working from home also offers benefits for the company as well - noted by Sarah White here:
"...Stanford professor, Nick Bloom, conducted a study to evaluate the benefits of working from home. He found workers were more productive, got more done, worked longer hours, took less breaks, and uses less sick time than their in-office counterparts. These employees were also happier and quit less than those who went into the office on a regular basis. He estimated that, on average, the company saved around $2,000 per every employee who worked from home."
Working from home can be a great tool; whether you have full-time employees working from home or you occasionally take your work home and work remotely. In 2014, 1 in 4 workers in the US said they telecommute at least part of the week. However, there are some serious risks to working from home. Most of that risk is in regards to data security. Did you know that only 50 percent of employees that are working from home actually work from their home? A good percentage of those employees actually take their work to coffee shops or other places with a public Wi-Fi. This creates even more security risks to your data and your server at your office. Everything that is being worked on is susceptible to third party viewing.
Companies need to safeguard their systems to protect from data breaches and cross contamination from the multiple devices that they use to connect to their workplace server and computer systems.
Do you or some of your employees work from home? Are you concerned with the security of your data and the potential threats that are looking to harm your systems? At Seras we can help! We can help you protect your data and your computer systems from such threats! Call Seras today to see how we can keep you protected! 803.233.9216