We’ve been working from home for a long old time now - over 100 days now. We’ve seen software that is not up to the task struggle, we’ve wished we were back in the office (who’d have thought that would happen?!) and we’ve relished this newfound air quality being seen across the globe.
We’re getting out, we’re starting to see offices, warehouses, production lines and shops begin to open back up. Slowly but surely, we’re returning to the ‘new normal’.
Some of our customers are relishing this. Many are production, manufacturing and sales organisations that simply need to have ‘feet on the street’ to function or more importantly, make money.
There are many factors to consider when mobilising your workforce, key of which is security. There is a fine balance between having a secure system versus a system that is too secure that stifles the less IT literate users in the workforce from even using in the first place. We would know; we saw a massive spike in the incoming tickets from users who needed some help. Luckily, we had anticipated it and ensured the necessary people were on hand to help.
Amongst the bad news, I would like for a moment, for us think about how Coronavirus has helped businesses.
Thanks to Covid-19, businesses have been forced to expedite the adoption of remote working and cloud storage solutions, changes which we would expect to take years to be accepted and implemented. But now that the dust is settling and we’re getting used to our new home offices, it is essential that we now focus attention on the review and updating of your Business Continuity Plans (BCPs).