Some of us may have chosen to work from home full time, and others of us work from home part time while still maintaining an office at our company or place of employment. Either way, I think it’s more than beneficial to offer some tips on working from home, as this can be a challenge sometimes for the most of us.

A fast Internet connection. When speed is of the essence, not just any connection will do. Many cable Internet providers don’t have the bandwidth necessary for a smooth working experience. Instead, look for a fiber-to-the-premise (or home office) connection. Verizon’s FiOS Internet provides download speeds from up to 15 to 50 Mbps and symmetrical speeds of up to 35 Mbps. Equally important is upload speeds, which lets you navigate a remote server and save documents with as much wait time as in person. FiOS has upload speeds from 5 to 35 Mbps. If FiOS isn’t available, Verizon’s High Speed Internet is another viable option. Businss Forums. Since Verizon isn’t available in all locations you may want to find a region based company, I.E. If you are in San Diego look at companies like www.skyriver.net, etc.

You will most defnitely want some sort of back up system and security program. No one wants to do a ton of work at their home office only to find that when they go to access it at their work office the information is lost, corrupted or incomplete. So having some sort of back up system as well as the proper security program will ensure that your efforts won’t be for nothing. Having the proper tools to work with at home to make up for the lack of face to face interaction is always a good thing to have. There are several different options here to work with such as video conferencing, web cams, electronic whiteboards (note boards) and presentation sharing options.

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