Work From Home / COVID-19

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In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, questions have been raised about how best to continue business as usual in this "new normal" and then figuring out where do we go from here. FPA has put together these resources for you to help improve your organization's remote work from home setting and sustain productivity while we collectively navigate these uncharted waters.

We will update this section every few days with new and relevant information to help you along the way...

8 Ways to Improve Your Work From Home Experience

If the Covid-19 pandemic hasn't altered your work environment, you're probably one of the few. These days, the remote Work From Home approach has become the defacto standard for most knowledge workers. And while this probably isn't going to change for the foreseeable future, it makes sense to make ...

Recommended Resources for Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams combines team collaboration tools with video conferencing software. The communications platform allows MS Office users to conduct conference calls (both audio as well as  video), share files, and initiate or join a group chat. The integration with MS-Outlook makes the system that ...

Telecommuting and Electronic Use Policy Template

The FPA team is dedicated to helping business and organizations add value through the use of technology. And sometimes this means protecting your intellectual property and other business related rights. We've offered our Telecommuting and Electronic Use Policy Template for you to use as a template ...

Tips to Spot Online Scammers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As with any other wide-scale event, scammers are taking advantage of the feeling of urgency and demand for information around the COVID-19 Pandemic. Luckily, the tactics scammers are using are mostly ploys we have seen and heard before.  The best defense against scammers is to keep a healthy ...

Remote Access Best Practices To Protect Your Business

The only thing constant in the universe is change.  Similarly, the only thing constant in business is change. Businesses are constantly moving, growing, and changing. These days, providing remote access has become more than just a "nice to have". For most businesses, it's become the defacto ...

Cybersecurity Concerns in our New Normal

Everywhere you look things are not the same. A global pandemic impacts everything about who we are, how we interact, how we work, where we're working from, and even literally down to how we should be protecting our computer systems. We're told this is the "new normal", but nothing seems normal ...

Recommended Guidelines for Online Meetings

At FPA, we leverage a number of different online meeting platforms including Microsoft Teams, GoToMeeting, and Zoom for our online and video conferencing. There are pluses and minuses to each. As we've moved to a remote workforce, the need for communicating frequently through online meetings and ...

Using Zoom Securely

As many of our calls and meetings have transitioned to online, it's important to quickly learn best practices for using the virtual meeting platform Zoom. Be an informed and empowered meeting host and take precautions to address the inherent vulnerabilities currently within Zoom. This will ensure ...

Maintaining a Work Life Balance in a Remote World

Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, and Twitter are all companies who've rolled out mandatory work-from-home policies amid the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). And with the recent stay-at-home orders, it’s reasonable to assume that shifting to the ‘home office’ will become the new normal approach to ...