Preparing for remote work
There can be many reasons for working remotely. When the need comes, being prepared in advance is key. On this site, you will find a number of technology tools and resources that Princeton offers to help you successfully work from an alternate location.
What you’ll need
Having the tools that make remote work possible allows everyone to keep in touch and continue work. Even if you are working on campus, others you depend on may not be. Being prepared to work remotely yourself or to work with others who are remote is smart.
Equipment for remote work:
- Internet service
- Computer (University-owned)
- Please note that personal devices can be used under certain circumstances to connect to the Princeton network but are required to be configured to the standards set forth by the Information Security Office.
- Webcam and headset with mic (optional)
Tools and strategies for:
- Connecting with others by phone and messaging (Jabber)
- Conducting meetings and work sessions (Zoom)
- Collaborating together (Office 365 and G Suite)
- Accessing protected systems and files securely (VPN)
The pages of this website provide a ‘one-stop-shop’ for information about getting and using these digital strategies. More support videos and self-help resources are planned, so check back again for more.
As with everything, practice makes perfect. When you set up any of these technology services, test them, explore the features, become familiar with them.