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Snowmaggedon 2013

In emergency, emergency situations, Kansas, Kansas City, Missouri, remote access, snow, snowmageddon, telecommute on February 21, 2013 at 1:09 pm

The Midwest, especially the Kansas City metro area, has been lucky enough this winter season to have very little severe winter weather… until today.

See all those pink dots in the center of the map? That’s snow. In the last 24 hours, extreme winter weather has engulfed the entire state of Kansas and approximately 90% of Missouri.

via Reddit

Schools announced closings early yesterday evening; today flights have been delayed and  businesses have sent employees home, back out into the cold they braved to get to work. The city of Kansas City declared a state of emergency at 9am, and we even experienced what has been referred to as Thunder Snow – appearances of lighting and thunder during a heavy snow storm. For what some speculated would only be a dusting to 1-2 inches of snow has definitely halted business as usual.

A couple years ago when the area experienced an equally city-disabling blizzard, I blogged about the value of a remote-access system for computer-dependent employees but can’t help but continue to wonder how many businesses do not provide this technology.

Thankfully, TriCom is set up with a remote-access system that allows employees to log into work computers from home. Not only is it awesome for situations such as these, but it allows employees to log in during off-hours to check in and work as needed.

There are many systems available with remote-access capabilities, including Citrix, LogMeIn, and GoToMyPC.

For more options and reviews, check out 40+ Ways to Access Your Computer Remotely via Mashable.

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