Coronavirus: Can you work from home?

Coronavirus: Can you work from home?

It’s a tenuous time for businesses and as we prepare for a potential lockdown. Many workplaces will be asking themselves how they’ll be able to accommodate working from home.

Currently businesses are being affected all over the World, but many won’t quite have the flexibility of working from home. Facebook, Google, Twitter and Amazon have all implemented remote working policies for many or all their employees. But how does this work for much smaller businesses?

It’s realistic to assume that the shift to the ‘home office’ will become the new normal for a while given the spread of and response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Many organisations will find themselves unable to provide safe access to critical systems for remote IT administrators, IT managers, contractors and suppliers to maintain business continuity and operations.

There are solutions, however. Agile Technical Solutions are currently supporting businesses across Essex and Suffolk to ensure that as far as possible business can continue without compromising IT and data security.

Agile can supply and configure firewalls, VPN access from computers and phone systems to ensure that business operate as normal. Crucially, the team can quickly set up remote software to ensure all staff can access their usual work software.

Of course, some employees will be working from home for the first time. This brings a whole set of challenges around figuring out how to stay on task and connected with other employees. For Agile’s existing clients who already have a disaster recovery plan in place, there’s some comfort in that they already have an action plan they can follow with very defined procedures.

This ideally positions our team to help businesses across Essex and Suffolk in the coming weeks as we lean on our collective disaster recovery experience to maximise up-time and the viability of working remotely.

If you wish to discuss an action plan or simply would like to talk to a member of the team to get some advice, please contact us as we are keen to provide support where we can.

For more details and the latest news about COVID-19, We recommend visiting:

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

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