Remote Working Blog update March 2020 

During challenging times, we understand that you and your team need to remain productive and connected.

In this blog we highlight ways to bridge the gap between home and office working.

Remote working is based on a belief that work can be successfully executed from anywhere – not just from within the office. 

What do I need for remote working?

Technology can allow anyone to work from anywhere, outside the traditional office.

A device, internet and cloud services provide your team with everything they need to work from anywhere, as if they were in the office.

Microsoft Office 365 cloud solutions tick all boxes for ‘anywhere working’ and comply with every legislation around privacy and data security.

For employees that take work computers home, Microsoft Teams is the best cloud solution for remote working.

Teams provides a hub for you to collaborate, call, meet and chat from anyway, all in one place. 

Microsoft recently published this remote work checklist and a staying productive while working remotely article to help you remain productive and connected as you adjust to a new way of working.

If your employees need to work using home devices, Splashtop provides fast, simple and secure remote access to office-based computers.

Most remote solution vendors, including Splashtop, Microsoft and Google have extended their free software trials in response to the COVID-19 virus.

Why should companies offer remote working?

Talented professionals look for positions that offer flexible working.

Studies show companies who provide flexible working retain staff for longer.

Working remotely can benefit employers if less office space is required.

It can also benefit workers with more flexibility and family time.


Remote working is becoming a modern business culture built on trust.

Offering the flexibility to work from home signals confidence in individuals and empowers teams.

It releases people from their desk and as a result helps to cultivate a happier and more productive work force.

Remote working is not for everyone but offering it can create happier employees and better workers.

It is a common misconception that remote access solutions are expensive, but this isn’t the case. There are secure. cost-effective options available that improve team morale and increase productivity.

We practice what we preach and have every member of the Fentons team setup to work from home.

If your business needs help working from home, contact us on 01903 786 287 for free, no obligation advice.