In light of staff working from home & with us looking into opening a second office. How do others access live data on IRIS from more than one location?
As I understand it, the IRIS programme & data can't be held in the cloud. It needs to be on a physical machine at a location.
IRIS are working on a cloud solutions "IRIS Elements" which the estimate will be ready in 3-5.....years!
Currently, we have been using Teamviewer while working from home.
This is ok and allows us to work on our machines which are in the office & so gives access to IRIS like normal.
The lag & lack of multiple screens isn't something that we could use permanently at a second office.
Speaking with IRIS, they do offer a solution (at a sizeable cost, shock) which basically moves the IRIS programme to a machine they have control of. However, all users must then remote into the IRIS programme & data on that machine. So we wouldn't just be paying £60/m for the remote users, we'd be paying the monthly fee for all users.
It's basically the same as teamviewer, but much more expensive.
Our IT guy has suggested that the only options are to either use teamviewer (or similar) as we have done through lockdown, or to take an extract of the data, send it over to the external site, work on it as normal. Then when we're finished, take another extract, send it back to the main site & update the data there.
Is there a better solution we're missing (other than to not use IRIS)?
What do other practicioners do who have multiple offices?
Thanks in advance,
Stay safe & sane.