WFH Experience

B. Travis Wright, MPS has more than 15 years of WFH experience leading geographically dispersed technology departments and remote teams: he was working remotely before COVID, is working remotely during COVID, and plans to be working remotely after COVID.

HOME OFFICE SPECIFICATIONS FOR REMOTE WORK

• Home office worker with 15+ years of experience working remotely—and with no distractions (only a 10-year-old dog, no children)
• Dedicated, secured, and fully paid-off 286 ft² home office (physically separate from my home) with several privacy signs posted to ensure uninterrupted focus
• Motorized workstations for sitting/standing configurations with anti-fatigue mats; MAINGEAR gaming chair for long duration tasks; two dozen Philips Hue bulbs for tying alerting conditions to visual cues
• Dell multifunction color duplex laser printer (27ppm color) with flatbed and ADF duplex scan-to-email capabilities at up to 1200 dpi; separate flatbed scanner for extremely high resolution scans up to 12,800 dpi
• Dual Cisco Meraki enterprise stateful firewalls with advanced security; 325+ Mbps download and 30+ Mbps upload with four 4G/5G UW cellular modems with automatic failover capabilities
• Two-stream 802.11ac wireless; 1.2 Gbps speeds within the network; PoE for VoIP phone(s); six 4K screens; multiple full HD webcams; studio lighting; lapel, handheld, and boom microphones; four computers with 100GB RAM total and external GPU modules
• 4K ultra-bright projector, 100-inch projection screen, and greenscreen; permanent 700-watt loudspeaker setup; 1,300-watt portable loudspeakers with stands for events outside of the home office
• Collaboration space with a Nespresso coffee maker, SodaStream, refrigerator/freezer, and toaster oven
• IPSec client VPN for remote access secured with a 55+ character randomized password and multi-factor authentication
• 125 amps of dedicated power; 12,000VA of backup batteries to provide auxiliary power and lighting

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