SC Magazine, along with MessageLabs Symantec Hosted Services, has launched a survey that will run throughout October on best practise in remote working capability.

In the survey, SC and MessageLabs will look at areas such as applications being accessed remotely and how to do so securely, the operation of a virtual private network (VPN), enforcing policies on usage and applying patches and updates.

The results will be presented in the January/February issue of SC Magazine and on the next edition of SC Studio.

Paul Fisher, editor of SC Magazine, said: “With this survey we will be getting a better understanding of how IT managers are managing and monitoring remote use and how they control devices.

“With many headlines written about the challenges this brings and with data loss a continuing problem, the results should shine a light on this modern challenge.”

To be in with a chance of winning a £200 House of Fraser voucher, complete the survey here.