Enabling Remote Workforce Productivity with AWS

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We live in a uniquely challenging world today where we find ourselves in an unpredictable situation. Organizations across industries have shown inspiring efforts with programs to support the fight against COVID-19, and have implemented strategies to maintain productivity and customer delivery in these changing times.

As a result of this, a majority of the global workforce has begun to work remotely. Despite the quick and urgent change experienced, top cloud providers such as AWS are helping facilitate a smooth transition through their suite of services. If you are an organization that utilizes legacy software and applications to run the bulk of your business activities, and do not have a remote work plan in place, now is an important time to look at what options are available to support your employees to help them maintain productivity, while avoiding further workforce disruption.

What business challenges are you facing?

From large corporations to small businesses, organizations from around the world are looking for secure remote work solutions to help with a broad spectrum of challenges that vary based on their unique needs, goals and abilities.

Some companies seek a highly effective, quick and easy solution that can help them minimize impact on productivity to avoid resulting losses. Others seek a temporary solution that allows their teams to access their existing tools and programs so that they can quickly revert back to their usual setups when the situation improves. On the other hand, some companies may find the need for access to proprietary legacy applications such as engineering software and ERP systems, while others may need shared provisioning so that applications can be divided between multiple workers to control costs.

Disruption in business continuity that results from any aforementioned situation can mean large losses in sales opportunities, production blockages, and diminishing customer satisfaction and trust.

Building Business Continuity with AWS

AWS offers a plethora of services on their cloud platform that are designed to help you remain productive and connected while working from home. From virtualizing your desktops and online video conferencing to cloud based call center routing, you can choose the right mix of products to support your business functions. Some of these solutions include:

Amazon WorkSpaces – Access your entire desktop anywhere, anytime, from any device.

Amazon AppStream 2.0 – Secure application delivery to any supported device via web browser including enterprise, educational or medical apps as well as support for apps which may require GPU computation.

AWS Client VPN – AWS and on-prem connectivity from anywhere.

AWS has special offers designed around some of these services to help you get started without any costs and the rest are available free of charge under the AWS Free Tier. Check out AWS’ blog post for more information on maximizing the utility of these solutions and other useful content on best practices.

AWS’ Business Continuity Solutions are a suite of services that can empower businesses in today’s challenging environment. Working with established cloud partners such as Onica can help you find secure, turn-key, low cost solutions catered to your unique needs. Leveraging our deep expertise and right-sized support framework, we can help you run your operations smoothly. As part of our Teams offering for AWS Business Continuity Solutions, you can gain access to a pod of skilled AWS experts who will determine the right mix of services to solve your challenges, implement the solutions and get your organization running quickly, while providing ongoing support to help you with user provisioning, troubleshooting and assistance.

In unexpected and challenging times, reverting back to normalcy requires unique, rapid and easily deployable solutions. Taking advantage of these technologies today can help us recover functionality and prepare for any similar future challenge.

If you’d like to start implementing AWS business continuity measures and regain lost productivity, get in touch with our experts today!

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