The last few weeks have seen the stock market and business community ravaged by Corvid-19, also known as the coronavirus. As of the publication of this blog post, stock markets around the world are experiencing decade lows and major uncertainty now looms over many of the largest, most profitable companies in the country.
There’s no telling exactly how long Coronavirus will continue to impact the global economy, but there’s evidence that it’s influence may continue to deepen. Thankfully, there are things you can do to defend yourself. With the right technology systems in place, you can help blunt the virus’s impact on your bottom line and maintain efficiency at your organization.
Building a Technology-Enabled, Coronavirus Resistant Workforce
One of the best ways to keep your people and business safe is by having staff members work from home. Minimizing person-to-person contact is one of the best strategies for keeping the virus from spreading further, which is why so many of the leading technology companies, like Twitter and Microsoft, have taken steps to keep employees at home whenever possible.
To make these work from home arrangements feasible, you must have the right tools and support processes in place. Complete Network can quickly build the infrastructure you need to support remote workers, helping to safeguard your business from coronavirus.
1. Video Teleconferencing Systems to Support Remote Productivity
Video teleconferencing solutions are an important way to keep remote workers engaged and on-task. They help transmit the visual cues and body language that are absent from chat-based solutions, while also helping to ensure accountability.
While many companies already have some form of teleconferencing capability, research shows that most employees don’t feel these tools are adequate. If you want to enable maximum productivity while still allowing staff to work offsite, you’re going to want to make sure your teleconferencing systems are ready for the task.
Complete Network has an efficient of processes for deploying teleconferencing solutions, enabling your company to face coronavirus with increased confidence. Speak with our experts now to learn more about how we can quickly improve your teleconferencing systems to get you ready for the virus as it spreads across the U.S.
2. A reliable network and telecommunications infrastructure
Strong network reliability and connectivity is a major hurdle to work from home arrangements. Without a business-grade fiber connection and properly configured network infrastructure, teleconferencing applications often fail to provide an enjoyable employee experience. That poor experience leads directly to reduced worker efficiency and disengagement.
Complete Network helps businesses address this problem by building and maintaining infrastructure that supports remote productivity. If you need help preparing your infrastructure for a period of enhanced remote work, our team is ready to offer a timely solution. Contact us to learn how we can help.
3. Move Business Productivity to the Cloud with Confidence
There’s no tool or technology that’s more important to work from home arrangements than cloud computing. With company data and services in the cloud, staff are free to share information, collaborate, and solve your business problems from whatever location best insulates them from infection.
Building and configuring a cloud solution is a complex IT problem, especially if you need to get those services to the cloud in short order. Cloud migrations still have a persistently rate of failure, and proper integration of cloud services and non-cloud services remains a challenge for many companies.
4. Cloud migrations that help mitigate emergency
What systems will you need to stay productive in the short, medium, and long-term to insulate yourself against the coronavirus? Our team of senior engineers will help you prioritize which IT services can and should be moved to the cloud, then migrate them as quickly as possible, so that your business is agile enough to respond to whatever new challenges emerge.
Once this initial migration is complete, we’ll continue to evaluate and adjust your cloud systems, integrating new services as needed. This attentive, customized approach to cloud migration helps ensure that your staff stays armed with the tools they need to work around coronavirus, no matter where they’re physically located.
Want to speak with Complete Network’s team of cloud experts about how to stay productive during the coronavirus outbreak? We’d be happy to answer your questions.
5. Strong Cybersecurity Protections for Remote Workers
Hackers have already started to exploit the coronavirus outbreak to make off with sensitive information. As the pandemic continues, it’s almost guaranteed that they’ll continue to do so. This will likely mean phishing emails disguised as public safety knowledge, social engineering attacks, and other threats.
We have a set of tools and practices to keep your data safe and compliant, while still enabling you to respond decisively to the major disruptions that coronavirus has created.
|Secure VPN tunnels to allow work from home employees to safely share data and access company resources.||Firewall protections to ensure that in these new work arrangements, unauthorized visitors are kept out of your network||Secure remote desktop solutions that give staff complete access to the resources on their work PCs.|
For businesses in regulated industries that want to embrace mobility, those protections may just be the beginning. To help determine the right defenses, we’re happy to come onsite to your company and speak with your decision makers. After a careful analysis, we’ll design a customized security plan to help you move work offsite quickly and securely.
Dependable Technology is Critical to Defending Your Company Against Coronavirus
Teleconferencing and secure cloud productivity are integral parts of any remote working solution, but they’re just one piece of the puzzle. To ensure the success of your work at home arrangement, you’ll also need to ensure consistent network uptime and availability.
Minor technical disruptions can become major issues when remote staff are unsupported. If a laptop or mobile devices fails, do you have support systems in place to make sure that they can recover those systems and continue to be productive? If not, hours or days of productivity may be lost.
As one of the leading managed IT service providers in both New York’s Capital Region and the greater Charlotte, North Carolina area, Complete Network can help. If you’d like to speak with our team about strengthening your remote working systems to prepare for coronavirus, our team would be happy to help answer your questions. Contact us any time at 877 877 1840 or [email protected]