Tech Travel Tips

Craig Pollack | Oct 30, 2012

tech travel tipsThere's nothing worse than the feeling you get when you're stranded when traveling.  And by stranded, I mean because you're having problems preventing you from connecting up remotely and accessing the information you need access to. Here are some tips to help you with your technology when you're traveling:

Create a Travel Kit

Keep your various travel computer accessories - such as USB flash drive and hub, cable lock, extra phone battery, power strip, VoIP (Voice Over Internet protocol) headset, and webcam - in one place or kit.  When you're ready to hit the road, grab the kit and you're good to go.

Practice Logging in, and on

Don't try logging on to the corporate server or logging into your remote accounts for the first time once you're on the road. Practice remote data access from the stress-free environment of your home.

Have IT on Standby

Information Technology people are your lifeline if you run into connection issues on the road.  Keep your IT Help Desk and support names and numbers handy.

Work Smart

Stay in hotels that provide free internet access and an in-room workspace as well as fax, copy and print services.

Keep a Neat Desk

Straighten up things at the office before leaving on an extended trip.  An organized desk will help co-workers find files or documents that you -- or they -- might need while you're away.

Schedule Time to Stay in Touch

Chasing down your staff or keeping in touch with family members can be challenging if everyone's on different schedules or time zones.  Before departing, setup call-in times.  Alternatively, start or end the day with e-mail updates.

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Craig Pollack

Craig Pollack

Craig is the Founder & CEO of FPA Technology Services, Inc. Craig provides the strategy and direction for FPA, ensuring its clients, business owners, and key decision makers leverage technology as efficiently and effectively as possible. With over 25 years of experience building the preeminent IT Service Provider in the Southern California area, Craig is one of the area’s leading authorities on how small to mid-sized businesses can best secure and leverage their technology to achieve their business objectives.

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