Set up for success: Endicott IT company offers work from home tips

first_img“Phishing scams are at the highest level we’ve ever seen and they’re very sophisticated. So if you get an email or someone sends you a web link that you’re unsure of, ask your IT professional,” he said. “In a matter of a week we probably sold more VPN licenses and set people up to work from home than we probably have in the last ten years,” said ICS President Kevin Blake. While your routine should stay stagnant, how you seal with security should too. “When you’re at home you can get in a rhythm with your tools and working, you know all of a sudden you blink and it’s six or seven o’clock. It’s more important to have those routines built in, have your breaks scheduled, get up and go for a walk, the mental health aspect of this, the work-life balance is very important,” said Blake. Blake says you can use this time to take advantage of communication. “We put a lot of technology and software to limit exposure when you take a work PC home, so don’t let people use those computers,” he said. Endicott IT company, Integrated Computer Solutions, or ICS, has been busier than ever, trying to make the transition smooth. “We’re finding, at least I’m finding, we’re doing more team calls with everybody in my company. People in Ithaca, people in Syracuse, than I did when we were all in the offices,” he said. It says success starts with setting boundaries for yourself. Blake says when you are bringing company technology home, sharing is not caring.center_img The company understands what it’s like first-hand, having majority of its workforce home too. For more on the coronavirus, click here. It’s also suggested to create strong passwords and use multi-factored authentication if it’s available. While change is hard, it’s not necessarily a bad thing. Blake also suggests being extra cautious. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — People around the country and here in the Southern Tier are working from home, making for quite the change in their daily routine. All to make the best of a new normal. “Today’s day and age, it’s really important,” said Blake.last_img

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