The infrastructure and environment requirements for today’s remote workforce
TAGS: collaborative technologies | home network | home office | mobile device | remote worker | remote workplace | video conferencing
According to a recent survey, 43 percent of employed Americans said they spent at least some time working remotely. By 2020, projections estimate that mobile workers will account for nearly three quarters (72.3%) of the total U.S. workforce. Mobile devices and simple, yet sophisticated, collaborative tools have enabled today’s workforce to effectively work from anywhere – an airplane, a hotel room or a well-appointed home office. Remote work is a boon to productivity and can lead to higher efficiency and lower turnover. Not only does it attract younger workers, it keeps older workers in the workforce longer. So, the benefits are many but establishing a remote environment that represents the employer’s brand while providing a productive, collaborative space for the employee requires more than plugging in a laptop.
How to Optimize Your Enjoyment of Your Home’s Technology Systems
TAGS: Grand Rapids | Home Automation | Home Network | Home Technology | Kalamazoo | Maintenance Plan | Smart Home | West Michigan | WiFi
We’ve recently talked about getting together to assess your home’s technology systems (It’s time for a “Tech-Up!”). It’s always a good idea to make sure you’re abreast of the latest technologies available and how to implement new devices now or in the near future. The other key to satisfaction with your technology systems is ensuring their technical health. Simple things, such as cleaning components in the equipment rack, go a long way in preventing equipment from overheating. And then there’s the not-so-fun stuff like changing the batteries in the smoke detectors of your 10’ ceilings. Part 2 of our annual “Tech-Up” addresses the advantages in having a preventative maintenance plan that would include a visit from one of our technicians.
TAGS: Home Automation | Home Network | home technology Kalamazoo | Smart Home
The transition to fall brings many changes. The Lions taking the field, the changing of our stunning Michigan leaves, the onslaught of pumpkin-flavored everythings and the slew of marketing messages stuffed into your bills suggesting it’s time to review your policies! Just like your homeowner’s policy, auto coverage and health insurance are affected by the change in seasons and life stages, your home’s technology systems may benefit from an annual assessment too.
Let Home Automation Work for You With Automation Design + Entertainment
TAGS: Home Network | Home Surveillance | Smart Home Control
One of the reasons that a Michigan homeowner might be hesitant to dive into the cool and convenient world of home automation is the fear of learning how to use it. But smart home control has come a long way. Today, easy-to-use, intuitive control options are abundant. With large displays that feature prominent commands, you’ll learn how your smart home works in no time, and get down to the really important stuff – having fun with it! Options include a separate, pre-programmed remote that’s designed exclusively to work with your smart devices, or apps that you can add to your smart phone and tablet for extra convenience. Take a look at how you can gain smart home control easily and effectively: