Will you have to work at home because of the Coronavirus?

Will you have to work at home because of the Coronavirus?

The Coronavirus is spreading as fast as feared. Employees and business must be ready for the worst. One priority? Protecting the health of employees. Preparing the way for remote working is one top recommendation.

COVID-19 has prompted urgent interest in remote work. Business collaboration software and virtual desktops can all help. This tech helps business continue as usual, even with quarantined employees.

It’s difficult to imagine you aren’t aware of the looming health pandemic. Trying to limit the contagion, we’ve already seen big business take major measures. These include:
• Nike temporarily closed its European headquarters when an employee was diagnosed with the virus. After the first death in Washington state in the U.S., the company also closed its world headquarters for a deep clean of its campus.
• Twitter told its roughly 4,900 employees to stay home to work.

Other businesses are weighing up the options. Furloughs? Changes to sick leave? Or encouraging work from home? The last option appeals, but how do employees work remotely? How can they continue collaborating with people they used to sit beside, meet in the office, or travel to see? Technological solutions.

The Right Technology for Remote Work

Remote workers want a centralized platform with a simplified (yet secure) login process. Business collaboration software is a great enabler of mobile, flexible work. Replace in-person meetings with voice or video conferencing. Streamline chat, voice, and video in one software platform. Tools such as Microsoft Teams, Google’s G-suite, or Slack, allow business to create team channels.

Business collaboration tools also simplify access to email, calendars, documents, and file sharing. Employees can use a single sign-on to access business tools and data. This supports improved efficiency and increased transparency.

Whether you are an employee transitioning to a home office or have employees who need to work from home, we can help keep your business running. Need help installing networking computer software or need stronger WiFi? We have custom solutions that will work for you.

Contact us today at 508-478-6010 so you can work effectively and securely at home.

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