3 Ways Technology Will Help Pull Us Through the COVID-19 Pandemic
As Shelter-in-Place and Social Distancing Requirements Continue to Change the Way, We Live, Work, and Function as a Society, How Will Technology Pull Us Through?
Many businesses and people are struggling as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Closures of restaurants and bars canceled events, and other restrictions force our society to practice social-distancing. In this time of need, we, as a group, are more prepared than most other industries to help our clients maintain their business operations through this crisis. As an MSP, we brand ourselves as partners to our clients, and now is the time for us to step up and help our partners.
What Role Do We, As An MSP, Play in Keeping Businesses Open?
These are scary times. Many businesses are closing their doors to help fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Unfortunately, companies like restaurants, bars, bowling alleys, and movie theaters cannot operate remotely because they count on patrons walking into their facilities. But many other sectors, like accounting, law, and even parts of the medical and dental fields, can utilize the efforts of remote employees to continue operating.
Similar to the way we’re able to provide disaster recovery plans for technology, we’re also able to assist with creating a backup plan in terms of setting up people to work from home. We deal with remote employees daily, so it’s something we’re already used to figuring out to ensure smooth operations. How do our remote employees operate? They use the internet to leverage the following:
- Microsoft Teams
- And much more
We’re even able to leverage VoIP business phones to keep our employees connected to their work lines with access to the same transfer capabilities, extensions, and more. Around our office, we have daily meetings with remote employees, so we’re particularly familiar with setting up access for meetings and special events.
Let’s Look at 3 Key Reasons Why Technology Will Pull All of Us Through the COVID-19 Pandemic…
The technology on our side allows us to maintain productivity and ensure life will continue at a somewhat normal pace. With that being said, we believe there are three key reasons why technology will pull us all through the COVID-19 pandemic:
1. Remote Work Capabilities: You may have never dreamed you’d be writing up your next big report with your child sitting next to you playing their online educational game, but here we are. Many employers have sent their employees to work from home to quell the spread of COVID-19. With strong remote access solutions or VPN, work continues without a great deal of interruption.
2. Virtual Events/Streaming: Event organizers across the country are canceling, postponing, or moving events online. Technology allows these events to continue without significant hiccups. Artists taking to Facebook Live to perform, speakers moving to platforms like Zoom or YouTube, and church services across the world streaming, only reveals the tip of the iceberg when it comes to streaming technology.
3. Communication: Video chat, online messaging, email, and cloud-based phone communication tools will keep the world connected through this challenging time. We’ll quickly see how important it is to communicate with our fellow man for work, pleasure, and sanity.
During these trying times, it is our job, as IT professionals, to help those who are in need. Whatever we can do to help our local businesses keep their heads above water will only make our community stronger. People helping people and professionals assisting businesses to stay open. It is unknown how long drastic measures stemming from COVID-19 will last, but with technology on our side, thankfully, the world will continue to progress.
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