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The five most common home office mistakes and how to avoid them!

No matter whether you’re on vacation, a business trip or at home, telecommuting is a reality, and access to the office computer from any device at any time offers great flexibility and comfort. But for teleworking to be successful, you must deploy a suitable remote desktop software and make proper use of it. All of us make mistakes. Without them, how would we learn anything. Save yourself from stress and anxiety by considering (and avoiding) these common business mistakes.

1) Failure to consider security

When accessing important company information and data, security is of vital importance. Users should not allow themselves to be fooled by advertising promises, and instead check in detail the technical security aspects as described by the supplier. AnyDesk uses TLS1.2 based encryption, which is also used in online banking. Both ends of a connection are cryptographically verified. This makes it impossible for a stranger to fake your AnyDesk-ID and pretend to be you.

2) Wrong use of passwords and access codes

It is always advisable to protect personal passwords and access codes to the maximum degree possible, and even more so when remote access systems are used. One of the most common mistakes continues to be having a note attached to the computer screen displaying passwords, or having a password that is too short and very simple. The best solution is to select an individual and long password for each user; slightly modified sentences and phrases can be easily remembered and offer a high level of security. It can also be very useful to use a password manager.

3) Low software performance

Working at home via the internet can be a fascinating and extremely practical experience, but also somewhat frustrating when there are significant latencies and when actions are executed with delay on the remote computer. Often, the hold-up is not the fault of the internet, which usually has enough band width, but of the remote-access application itself. When choosing a remote desktop software, users should take into account aspects such as the frame rate, latency and also the volume of data transmitted during the connection. Latency at the lowest possible level is critical for working on a remote desktop. The lower the latency, the quicker the remote PC responds to your input. Since internet connections always impose a certain latency when transmitting data from one PC to the other, it is very important that AnyDesk adds as little as possible to the bill. In local networks, AnyDesks latency lies below 16 milliseconds and is no longer perceptible.

4) Ignoring work regulations and laws

Especially in large companies, home office can involve company and labour-law issues. Does the company have an agreement regarding home offices – for example, in the form of a collective agreement? Data protection rules and other regulatory issues are also important, and it is necessary to assess them in order to avoid problems.

5) Clear and easy handling

Teleworking via a remote desktop works best when it is simple to use and without major obstacles, especially if users are not computer experts. Thus, a remote access solution should be clear and easy to use, and contain only the required features, with only the most advanced or professional users such as IT administrators or specialists having access to the advanced functions, which would otherwise render the solution unnecessarily complicated. With AnyDesk access your computer from anywhere and without any headaches. Whether for five minutes or five hours – you won’t even notice AnyDesk is there!

We believe that a good tool should be for everyone. At home or at the office, AnyDesk can make your day easier. For casual private use, AnyDesk is free. For regular home or office use we offer flexible plans with many useful premium features for private power users and companies. Find out more here: https://anydesk.com/en/order

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