“Adapt or die” has never been more appropriate than it is today as the pandemic changes everything. Nearly all businesses have had to shift from in-office work to remote work, with stay-at-home orders restricting movement. Organizations that lack the resources and flexibility to weather the virus are likely to get hit big time.
But companies that are agile and creative can survive — even thrive — amid the pandemic. And one crucial aspect to adaptation is an investment in the right technologies that allow you to say to your customers, “It’s business as usual.”
Technologies to Keep Your Business Running
A remote workforce isn’t effective if it’s not communicating. Managers need to reach rank and file and staff needs to reach senior officers. Time is critical, but so is clarity when it comes to business communications.
A primary technology to ensure effective two-way, face-to-face communications is a sound intranet solution. Your intranet should allow teams to connect and engage easily across departments and locations. It should allow your people to stay informed on critical projects, track important company updates, and enable them to take action.
You might not have access to your remote employees the way you did at the office. But that doesn’t mean teams can drop the ball on meeting deadlines and achieving targets. Software that facilitates seamless collaboration allows your organization to maintain productivity even when everyone’s in different locations.
Another potential source of productivity tool is the virtual desktop. Virtual desktops give your employees remote access to their PCs in the office because the operating system and personal data are kept on a network. Unique log-in credentials are required to get into the desktop. It’s a useful tool for teams working on multiple projects.
Now is probably the best time to commence projects, especially for industries that are thriving amid the lockdown. The gaming industry, for example, has seen a swell in sales and engagement numbers as players rack up billions of hours. Those who didn’t use to play are now finding themselves subscribing to services and those who have been playing are starting to set up desktops for gaming.
Companies that have increased output due to new projects also need reliable systems that ensure efficient and secure transfer of massive files.
OneDrive, DropBox, and Microsoft Onedrive are all fine for transferring .doc, pdf, and xls files. But these Content Collaboration Platforms or Enterprise File Sync and Share solutions might not work for when your teams work on considerable files.
You’ll need an enterprise data transfer solution that connects with several servers, locations, and employees. One that also allows fast and secure transfer of massive data sets. These solutions are typically built on the User Datagram Protocol, which is for high-volume transfer of large data over high-speed wide area networks. Security for this type of solution is further enhanced by implementing multiple layers of admin to manage data better.
Work-from-home arrangements are no longer an option in today’s business climate. With teams in different locations, you need better tools to ensure goals are met. Invest in the right ones and you’ll always be in business.