Sunday, May 13th, 2007 at 3:17pm

7 Things Your CIO Should Know About Telecommuting

Posted by Jordan Erickson –

In this article, Esther Schindler from CIO.COM explains how CIOs can benefit from telecommuting employees.

Telecommuting is essentially working from home and/or remote locations (such as hotels) with VPN (Virtual Private Network) access to the workplace’s computer network. This is typically accomplished by:

1) Configuring a VPN server at the workplace, and
2) Installing VPN client software onto a home PC / laptop. This allows the telecommuter to securely connect through an encrypted VPN “tunnel” to the workplace.

The benefits of being a telecommuter are enormous. Telecommuting allows secured access to company file servers, printers and other network resources from afar, with little/no technical know-how by the telecommuter. With VPN access to your workplace, you can work from any remote location as if you were sitting in your own office.

LNS provides a turn-key VPN solution for telecommuter access in the workplace. If you are interested in this valuable technology, please contact us for more information!

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