Secure Virtual Collaboration Tools
We’re in the new (and improved) normal, where secure virtual collaboration tools are essential in today’s hybrid work environment. At Kloudify, we offer some of the best work from home cyber security and virtual collaboration tools to ensure you’re protected wherever you’re working from.
Stay in Touch Remotely
Remote work has never been more popular — or easier. At Kloudify, we’re Microsoft Gold partners, meaning we’re experts in the Microsoft 365 environment. We’re proud to offer Microsoft Teams, which has some of the best virtual collaboration tools for you and your company, meaning you can work from wherever, whenever. Some of those remote virtual collaboration tools include:
Whether you’re working from home or in the office, knowing your colleagues’ schedules has never been easier. Shared calendars allow you to organise meetings and notify participants all in one place. All you have to do is find a time that suits everyone, book the meeting, and send off the invitation. Easy peasy.
Instant Messaging and Directories
Microsoft Teams makes collaboration simple! Wherever you are, you’ll be able to instantly message other people, create groups for teams, and send files and videos in real time.
Cloud computing lets you edit documents in real-time, secure file backups, and more. It’s the pillar of online collaboration and is essential for remote working.
Video conferencing can help you quickly switch between one-on-one meetings, breakout rooms, or seminar-type events. The best part? No one can tell you’re not wearing any pants!
It can also help you feel less isolated at home since you’ll have teammates to talk to. Video conferencing doesn’t have to be purely meetings, either! You can use them to schedule team-building exercises such as virtual trivia or weekly online games.
Cloud calling services let you make phone calls through the web. This substantially cuts down traditional phone costs, enabling you to place calls from any mobile or computer device with an internet connection.
Advantages of Virtual Collaboration Tools
Whether working from home or in the office, virtual collaboration tools are essential for streamlining your work processes. As the old relationship proverb goes, communication is key, and this goes for collaborative work too. Microsoft Teams’ online tools are essential for keeping your coworkers up-to-date on projects and events, allowing businesses to maintain open communication between coworkers.
Working from anywhere (even while travelling) immediately increases productivity as it streamlines workplace processes. For example, seeing changes to a document in real-time keeps projects moving quickly, as you don’t need to email back and forth.
You can eliminate several communication apps by using an all-in-one collaboration tool like Microsoft Teams to lower costs. Additionally, more employees working remotely means you mightn’t have to rent large office spaces, allowing you to direct your funds elsewhere.
With virtual collaboration tools, you can ‘meet’ more people than ever, both within the company and outside of it. Whether it’s an overseas stakeholder or a key client, when you use Microsoft Teams, you’ll be able to put a face to the name.
Best Practices for Work From Home Cybersecurity
Kloudify is proud to offer top-quality work from home cybersecurity solutions tailored to your individual business needs. The Kloudify Remote Working team will create a personalised approach to suit your company, providing customised tools that integrate your online and remote working environments. For extra security, here are some of our best practices for remote working:
The first line of defence is ensuring your employees stay up to date with the latest scams and viral attacks. Prevention is less expensive than a cure, so employees should be well-informed and be able to recognise the signs of suspicious activity. For in-depth explanations of common cybercriminal attacks, check out our Cyber Security page.
Investing in antivirus software is one of the most effective ways to secure your data. This software is designed to quietly run in the background, eliminating any threats without subjecting you to persistent popups.
Whenever possible, encourage employees to keep work and personal devices separate. Doing so can reduce the chances of sensitive company data being leaked through personal activity. Where separating devices is not feasible, try to ensure employees are not using their personal accounts to access workplace data.
Multi-factor authentication is fantastic for preventing unauthorised access to devices. These tools use one-time passwords or verification codes to confirm your identity so that cybercriminals can’t access your device, even if the password has been stolen.
Weak, easily-guessed passwords are one of the biggest threats to companies with remote workers. It’s common to recycle passwords, but hackers can guess variants of login combinations to access different accounts. To keep company data secure, encourage your employees to use unique passwords that use a combination of numbers, symbols, and upper and lowercase letters.
Stay in touch remotely (and safely social distance) with:
Cyber Security for Remote Working
Work-from-home technology has advanced rapidly since Covid-19 forced everyone to stay indoors and away from the office. While the pandemic revealed new and innovative ways of working, it also encouraged cybercriminals to get creative. In fact, the Australian Cyber Security Centre reported that during the 2021-22 financial year, there were over 67,500 cybercrime attacks. That’s a 13% increase from the year before.
At Kloudify, we will provide your business with the very best security solutions so your employees can continue to enjoy the benefits of a risk-free hybrid work environment.
Kloudify — You’re in Safe Hands
At Kloudify, we help you stay connected with your team and offer premium cybersecurity solutions to ensure your business operates in an efficient, secure environment. Update your virtual collaboration tools with us and rest easy knowing you’re safe with the latest work from home cyber security measures.