WFH Experience

B. Travis Wright, MPS is a work-from-home veteran with more than 15 years of WFH experience leading geographically dispersed technology departments and remote teams. Travis was working remotely before, during, and after COVID.

HOME OFFICE SPECIFICATIONS FOR REMOTE WORK

• Home office worker with 16+ years of experience working remotely—and with no distractions (only an 11-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
• Multiple motorized workstations for sitting/standing configurations with anti-fatigue mats; MAINGEAR gaming chair for long duration tasks; two dozen Philips Hue color bulbs for tying alerting conditions to visual cues
Xerox multifunction color duplex laser printer (30 ppm 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
• Hot and cold lamination system for up to 12″ x 18″ documents; thermal label printer
Cisco Meraki enterprise stateful firewall with an advanced security licensing; 1 Gbps download/upload and a 4G cellular modem with automatic failover capabilities; in the event of a prolonged internet outage, can tether via an iPhone 13 Pro with a 5G Ultra Wideband connection
Cisco Meraki four-stream 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless with MU-MIMO support; 2.5 Gbps network speeds; PoE for VoIP phone(s); nine 4K/5K screens; multiple full HD webcams; studio lighting; lapel, handheld, and boom microphones; 60-watt desktop Bang & Olufsen active loudspeakers; seven computers with 152 GB RAM total and external GPU modules
• 4K ultra-bright projector, 100-inch projection screen, and greenscreen; permanent Bang & Olufsen 700-watt loudspeaker setup; 1,300-watt Thump 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; ability to establish up to 75 site-to-site VPNs
• 125 amps of dedicated power; 12,000VA of backup batteries to provide auxiliary power and lighting
• Well-maintained, late model vehicle for occasional offsite meetings

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