Remote Access Helps Anyone Book Gigs Anywhere in the World

By : |September 19, 2019 0

Saying technology has changed the working landscape is like saying the sky is blue. In just a quarter of a century, nearly every job, role, or career path has been disrupted and transformed by the implementation of new technologies. It’s also led to ways of working that simply weren’t possible before. One of these is the rise of a group of people that prefer the freedom of working on specific projects to becoming traditional wage-earning employees. Known as the gig economy, this system brings specialists into projects they love to work on, meaning companies get highly-skilled collaborators, while people can pick and choose the endeavors that are most engaging for them.

Basically, the system allows companies to seek people on a per-project basis. They can find the best individuals for the job, regardless of where they are. At the same time, individuals can pick and choose the projects that are the most interesting, challenging, and rewarding for them. In many cases, the person can be anywhere in the world and communicate and work using technology. In essence, it’s a win-win situation. Companies get the best people for their projects, while employees can maintain their independence, avoid the tedium of being at the office every day, and pick what they want to work on. Not only that, but they can often work from wherever, and that is where remote access software plays a key role.

Though some projects allow remote workers to use their own hardware, in some cases they will need to access computers that are in the office. This could be because they require the computing power of the office computers, or they need to be within an on-premises network for security reasons.

By using a remote access tool, workers can access the machines they need from their homes or from anywhere else in the world provided they have an internet connection. Today’s best remote access solutions provide seamless operation of remote machines with low latency and incredibly fast responses, meaning people can work on data-intensive applications like computer-aided design and video editors. There are also many built-in tools to help facilitate collaboration. These can include remote printing or a whiteboard where you can communicate with others. Not only that, but today’s best remote access tools can serve as training and tutorial tools, meaning remote workers can even learn on the job while at home.

This scenario ends up being beneficial for all. Workers can choose when, where, and what they want to work on. They can live on a beach in Southeast Asia or surf their couches. Meanwhile, companies have the best people producing superior results.

In many cases, the gig economy can also save a company personnel cost. Not only that, but in a world where sustainability is becoming increasingly important, remote access allows people to slash the carbon footprint they create through travel, either across a city or across a continent. Why fly with all its costs when you can simply connect to a remote computer and work just like you would as if you were in the office?

It’s thus no surprise the gig economy has become so popular both among companies and workers and that popularity will only grow in the future. With people increasingly seeking working situations that match their lifestyles while at the same time companies want to optimize efficiency and acquire top talent, all with the requirement to reduce costs both to the business and the environment, the gig economy is something that is here to stay and remote access solutions play a key role in its viability.

By Giovanni Castellini, Vice President, Marketing, AnyDesk

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