SOURCE: Nomadesk


November 17, 2009 09:15 ET

Nomadesk Helps SMBs Combat Productivity Loss From H1N1 Pandemic

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 17, 2009) - Operating virtually is becoming ever more important for small businesses. Over the past decade, companies working from virtual offices have received many benefits over their brick and mortar counterparts. With issues such as the H1N1 pandemic looming over small businesses, Nomadesk, developer of the easiest and most secure on-demand file sharing software, is bringing solace to many of its SMB and SOHO customers. Small businesses challenged with paid sick leave policies and the inability to plan for productivity losses should their small office become contaminated with the flu, can begin looking at cost-effective ways to set up their employees to work from home if needed. Check out Nomadesk Blog for ongoing tips and tricks.

Now, without having to invest large sums of money to build a VPN infrastructure, or invest in IT and software maintenance, small businesses can provide VPN-like features to their employees for a low monthly fee with Nomadesk. Nomadesk is a virtual file server that allows employees to access their work from anywhere, anytime. Documents are encrypted, saved, synchronized and backed up both locally and on the way to the cloud, making it seamless for employees to work from home. Nomadesk gives individuals access to their files when working online and offline. Nomadesk's virtual drives act just like a hard drive, storing important documents in one place with remote access. Users simply drag and drop their docs into the virtual file server, and files are immediately encrypted, backed up and available for file sharing.

According to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, tens of millions of people, or nearly 40 percent of workers in America, receive no paid sick leave. With the H1N1 flu spreading across the U.S., this statistic takes on added importance. If workers can't afford to take time off, the flu has a better chance of spreading through workplaces and even schools. Kids are showing up sick because parents can't be home with them. Even some companies that provide paid sick days have policies that make it difficult to call in sick, like giving demerits each time someone misses a day.

"As legislation is working feverishly on enforcing paid sick leave for all businesses so as to stop the spread of H1N1," said Nomadesk CEO Filip Tack, "companies can begin to look at ways to help their employees be able to stay home with sick kids, or fully recover from the flu by setting them up to work virtually from home. Nomadesk is a low-cost tool that lets small businesses quickly and easily give their employees access to their work files from home in a very secure way."

Nomadesk is the most affordable product on the market offering unlimited* storage, online/offline access and giving an unlimited number of team members access to virtual file servers. Whether using Nomadesk in the office, at home, or on the go, small businesses can stay connected and productive while ensuring their data is protected (256-bit encryption), available to share (accessible to unlimited team members), synchronized and backed up from both their PCs, laptops (with or cell phone (with SMBs interested in test driving Nomadesk can download a free 30-day trial at

"Other tools such as Skype, Gmail, GoToMeeting and WebEx allow employees to participate in company meetings from home, giving them the ability to be face-to-face if they choose," added Filip Tack. "So, for a nominal investment in technology, companies can add some insurance to their livelihood, even when fear of H1N1 looms."

About Nomadesk

With U.S. headquarters in New York City, Nomadesk is a leading provider of on-demand file sharing software that enables digital nomads or geographically dispersed professionals to easily share, sync, encrypt, backup and store files from any location, whether online or offline. Bringing the power of cloud computing to small businesses, Nomadesk alleviates the hassles and minimizes the high costs of traditional document management solutions, as well as online storage pay-per-user models. For only $15 per month per file server, an unlimited number of team members can access, share and save docs with unlimited* storage capacity. In addition, TheftGuard™ provides advanced tracking and allows users to spot a stolen or misplaced device on Google Maps and remotely shred all important documents. Click here to download a free 30-day trial. To learn more about Nomadesk, visit, become a Nomadesk fan or hear how Nomadesk is helping some of our customers.

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