TekSavvy Insider - - Insider Update -

Pick the mam­malian win­ter prog­nos­ti­ca­tor of your choice and we are ei­ther headed for 6 more weeks of win­ter or we have 6 weeks un­til spring. In some parts of Canada, Ground­hog Day brought enough snow to shut­down schools, roads, and busi­nesses this year and win­ter is not nearly over. I warmly re­call the days of lis­ten­ing to the ra­dio early in the morn­ing on a school day anx­iously await­ing the words “All schools are closed.” SNOW DAY!

The snow days of yes­ter­day are cer­tainly not the snow days of to­day. To­day when I have a snow day it means fir­ing up the VPN and work­ing from the study in­stead of the of­fice. But thanks to high speed In­ter­net, I can connect to the of­fice and work as if I were sit­ting in my chair. With email, in­stant mes­sag­ing and com­plete ac­cess to all of my dig­i­tal re­sources, it’s pos­si­ble to not skip a beat be­cause of win­ter’s bane out­side.

Snow days can also bring an op­por­tu­nity for the rest of the house to catch up on that sea­son of Friends or It’s Al­ways Sunny that they haven’t been able to fit into their sched­ule. This is where I have to add a note of cau­tion. Don’t let your­self get stuck be­tween one of your house­mates that wants to binge watch and your boss who needs a re­port by 5: 00pm. Make sure your home in­ter­net con­nec­tion can sup­port not only VPN net­work­ing and stream­ing at the same time, but also that your data us­age pack­age will cover the guilty plea­sure of stream­ing an en­tire sea­son of your favourite show.

Snow Days no longer mean be­ing cut off from the world and civ­i­liza­tion at large. Thanks to the In­ter­net of things, I have the flex­i­bil­ity to work from the com­fort and safety of home were can I rem­i­nisce about my days of snow suits and tobog­gans.

Marvin Hand­sor, Ex­ec­u­tive Pub­lisher, TekSavvy In­sider

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