Recommendations for selecting effective remote/telework technologies and tools.


  • Web-based
    Is it accessible to anyone from anywhere? (e.g., via clicking a link)
  • Cross-platform
    Does it work on all operating systems? (e.g., Windows, Apple, Linux, etc.)
  • Mobile
    Does it work on tablets and smartphones?
  • Reliable
    Does it consistently and quickly work the first time?
  • Scaleable
    Does it reliably scale to handle the number of users you have or expect to have?
  • Full text searchable
    Is it easy to find what you are looking for?
  • Security
    Are all communications encrypted? Do logins use two-factor authentication?
  • Trackable
    Can you see who has made edits, and when?
  • Collaborative
    Can more than one person edit at the same time, and see each other’s work?
  • Exportable
    Can data be easily extracted/migrated?
  • Open source (when possible)
    Is the source code publicly viewable and can be built upon?




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