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Coronavirus: 8 Tech Tips for Working From Home

Here's a collection of tools, technologies, and tips to help you out in case you need to telecommute during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Laptop, phone, chargers, and adapters

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This is the essential collection of gear you need in your Go Bag. With this gear you can work from home, your car, or just about anywhere else, especially if you have mobile hotspot capability on your phone, too.

If you anticipate spending time somewhere that doesn’t enable a network connection, either via WiFi or due to lack of data coverage on your mobile phone, make sure you download any files you need in advance.

Don’t forget the chargers. If you are gone for any extended period of time, you will need to charge your devices. Don’t sabotage yourself by forgetting them.

Also, even if you have great WiFi at home, wired Ethernet is always better, especially if you are using high-bandwidth applications such as video conferencing. Plug into Ethernet if you can. If you need an Ethernet adapter for your laptop, make sure you have that, too.

Jessica Davis has spent a career covering the intersection of business and technology at titles including IDG's Infoworld, Ziff Davis Enterprise's eWeek and Channel Insider, and Penton Technology's MSPmentor. She's passionate about the practical use of business intelligence, ... View Full Bio

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