Ah, that magic word — bandwidth! In our mega-connected world, businesses and users need it, crave it, shop for the best offerings of it, even while most misunderstand it. More is the catchword. We need more bandwidth to grow our operations! We need more bandwidth to improve the consumer experience! We need more bandwidth to process transactions faster than our competitors! Do you — really?
COVID-19 has caused havoc and unprecedented changes to the global economy as many businesses were forced to shut down in an effort to curb the spread of the virus. Other companies remained operational, but with vastly different and sometimes frantic changes as to how they conducted business.
Now that areas are beginning to reopen in earnest, some from being completely closed and some from partial to full-bore operations, choosing the right network provider is a vital consideration. Does your current ISP, or do the companies you have under review, provide everything you need for operations post COVID-19?
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The typical office environment has remained basically unchanged for decades — until now. As a result of the cataclysmic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the office environment of the future will now undergo a series of drastic changes. Many are guessing what those changes will entail, but nothing is guaranteed. What is certain is that some form of hybrid office structure will become the new normal.
Prior to the pandemic, some companies allowed employees to work remotely. Now, an increasing number of companies have found numerous benefits in remote work arrangements, and many plan to keep this form of teleworking in place. Remote tools have allowed work to continue during the health crisis, but they cannot replace human interaction to solve problems, develop relationships, perform training, and create ideas.
What will this hybrid office structure look like moving forward? We believe it will combine the traditional office environment with the remote workforce. Accordingly, companies will face some of the challenges below.
Having a hard time staying productive? We found some effective ways to help you through these times.
Reopening your company's IT operations after the COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns will be anything but business as usual. As the director of IT for your company, it is up to you to formulate a reopening strategy that re-establishes operations and re-instills confidence in your workforce. Here’s a detailed checklist to help you get started.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has had numerous detrimental effects on people and the economy, there have been some positive results as well. One of these is that many people have been afforded the chance to work from home. This has turned out to be a boon for businesses as well as employees.
The Brookings Institute reports that, “Up to half of American workers are currently working from home, more than double the fraction who worked from home (at least occasionally) in 2017-18.” Furthermore, Forbes reported a Gartner survey about this phenomenon, known as ‘telecommuting,’ that indicated as much as 20% of the workforce of those surveyed will continue telecommuting long-term.
But even for those growing accustomed to working from home, a steady routine is vital to keep you on track. Here are some vital factors to maintaining a steady, productive routine as you work from home.
Many businesses have been forced to deal with unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting actions to combat the spread of the virus. Numerous companies closed completely, while others were forced into a modified operational pattern. Every change was performed quickly, as mandates were handed down from federal, state, and local governments.