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Remote working with QNAP

Cloud solutions simplified

Earlier this year, the global workforce witnessed a paradigm shift in working patterns brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. From physical office spaces and face-to-face meetings, the idea of working from home caught on like never before, and now, as the world slowly limps back to normal, this trend seems to be gaining significant traction, with its flexibility and adaptability. In fact, an analysis by FlexJobs and Global Workplace Analytics found that in the US, from 2016 to 2017, remote work grew 7.9%; from 2005 to 2017, there was a 159% increase. Today, the numbers are much higher.

QNAP steps in

QNAP (Quality Network Appliance Provider) provides a range of solutions from storage, networking and smart video innovations as part of its commitment to building a technology ecosystem from subscription-based software and diversified channels. QNAP has successfully managed to integrate some of the latest technologies such as AI, edge computing and data integration into their solutions, helping customers navigate their digital transformation journey with ease and simplicity.

With QNAP’s remote work solutions, organisations can provide their employees with the freedom and flexibility to work from anywhere without impacting their performance or affecting productivity. Here are some of their latest, solutions:

myQNAPcloud Link

We’ve all been in situations where the files we need are just out of reach. Whether we’ve forgotten a USB drive at home, or we encounter technical issues when connecting it to your device, these issues can easily derail important presentations, delay handing in assignments, and affect other everyday activities. With the simplified remote access provided by myQNAPcloud Link on QNAP NAS, your data is always reachable wherever you are – providing a reliable and secure alternative to USB drives.

The myQNAPcloud Link app is integrated with myQNAPcloud and provides a perfect remote access service, linking you to your QNAP NAS from wherever you are. In the past if you wanted to access NAS device remotely, you needed to rely on the DDNS service and go through a series of complex, time-consuming registration and setting processes. myQNAPcloud Link spares you from these hassles, allowing you to connect to your NAS via the Internet with greater convenience.

The myQNAPcloud Link provides multiple benefits and greatly simplifies the entire remote access experience. After installing the myQNAPcloud Link, you receive an easy-to remember SmartURL that directs you to your QNAP NAS via the myQNAPcloud portal.

On the myQNAPcloud portal, you can directly access the shared folders of your NAS and share, download, and manage data and files. You can also access various web-based NAS services including Photo Station, Music Station, and File Station. If you have multiple QNAP NAS, you can access and manage all of them in one place.

Not just that, you have total control of who can access your QNAP NAS and services. Users are required to have an authenticated myQNAPcloud account (QID) and enter the account password to access the QNAS NAS device. The two-step authentication enforces strong security.

QNAP Boxafe

SaaS is a convenient friend of remote workers, but it is vulnerable to data loss and recovery limitations. With QNAP Boxafe, you can backup/sync files, emails, calendars and contacts from Google, G Suite and Microsoft Office 365 to a QNAP NAS. Backing up thousands of files from different employees is no longer a problem with this innovative solution.

Data can be priceless. Even though cloud providers guarantee secure data, you will still encounter human error and mistakes resulting in accidental data deletion or intentional data destruction causing great losses to enterprises.

Here, we must remember that there are certain data recovery limitations in the Google Workspace and Microsoft 365, such as recovery time limits or permanent deletion. With Boxafe, you do not need to worry about data loss. You can backup files, emails, calendars and contacts into the QNAP NAS, which provides cloud backup with local NAS, security, data centralisation and reliability. In fact, all you need is a one-step-setup to backup thousands of files from different employees. To learn more about these products or to make a purchase, contact alextsai@qnap.com

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