The COVID-19 pandemic caused wide-scale disruptions to organizations, governments, and service providers around the world. At the same time, organizations had to adjust to the new normal, requiring companies to renew their focus on the latest technologies that enable them to continue operating while practicing social distancing.
The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on most businesses. Preparing to open in a post-pandemic environment also comes with a host of uncertainties for companies. As the government and health officials start considering the controls and safety mechanisms required for re-opening the economy, there are practical solutions business owners can deploy to ensure their staff can work safely from any environment.
Helping small businesses weather the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is a priority for state and local governments. Millions of SMBs around the country had to shutter their doors and will need financial support to remain in business after the pandemic. As of 2018, there were 30.2 million small businesses (with less than 500 employees) operating in the United States. SMBs account for 99.9% of all U.S. businesses and employ 49.2% of the nation’s workforce.
Remote work has become the new normal across the country in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. With it has come a new series of technical and personnel management challenges to overcome, such as employees that aren’t familiar with remote working and data security. Having the right people with the right software and equipment and the proper security can make all the difference.