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The knock-on effect of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Posted by Ashley Steadman on Mar 13, 2020 1:36:57 PM
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The knock-on effect of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We don’t sell toilet paper at The Missing link; instead, we’re helping our clients prepare for the commercial impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) the only way we know how - by ensuring they have a solid business continuity plan! 

 

Do you have a business continuity plan?

A business continuity plan ensures your company can continue operation and core functions in the event of disaster or unplanned incident.  The current outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is of growing concern to businesses, with an increasing number of large and small companies being commercially affected Australia wide 

The primary concern for businesses is to ensurtheir employees, clients and partners are safe. As a result of this, the regularity of staff needing to work from home or remotely is increasing. Creating a modern workplace is not a new concept; however, businesses must understand the security and workflow challenges that are posed by a digital workplace.  

 

There are a few key ICT questions you should ask of your business continuity plan: 

  • Do you have a robust remote access solution for your staff? If so, will the platform support higher levels of demand should most/all of your team need to work from home or remotely? 
  • Do your staff have a method of connecting to your remote access solution? Including a suitable device and home broadband. 
  • Is your remote access solution secure? Do you have Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) in place, and Data Loss Prevention (DLP)? 
  • Do you have clear, documented work from home policies? If so, are they up to date? 
  • Are your staff able to communicate with other team members, suppliers and clients from anywhere? IP telephony, video conferencing, and instant messaging can drastically improve the quality of interactions and productivity. 
  • Do your staff have access to 24-hour IT support services?

We hope the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is minimal on your business and staff, and those who are affected recover quickly.  

If you’re looking for solutions to help empower and enhance your staff to work remotely through a digital workplace give us a call.  

Read more about building & the impact of a modern workplace by downloading our eBook:modern workplace

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