Coronavirus and My Business – Should I Be Worried?

As Coronavirus takes hold, we consider the measures that should be taken to minimise the damage done to both business and staff.

 

Considering the ongoing and increasing concerns regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), now is the time to look at your business-continuity plans. The priority for all companies is to ensure the health and safety of employees, customers and other stakeholders, as well as the continuity of your services.

Secure Access

This is delivered by a VPN which creates a secure link from devices to your corporate network. This ensures access is only given to authenticated and registered users.

 

Remote Workers – Internet Services

You may have staff who do not have adequate internet connectivity in place at home allowing for the ability to work remotely. The quickest option here would be to provide a 4G Router, using mobile broadband services that can be arranged on a month to month basis. This option is extremely cost-effective and can be in place within 48 hours.

Alternatively, we can supply FTTC Broadband services, however, this may take up to 10 days and given the nature of the increasing risk of Coronavirus and imposed restrictions, the time to act is now.

 

Testing your Services

If you have some of these services in place or are in the process of implementing them, we suggest you undertake a full test scenario in order to ensure your business is ready to operate fully in the event you have to exercise these contingency plans.

Remember your employees are likely to be anxious about the risks posed to them and the best thing you can do in the event of a worst-case scenario is reassure them by doing everything you can to make your workforce flexible and remote-friendly

 

Please be assured there are many options available to you to assist in the running of your business. If you have any concerns about how to implement a home working strategy for your business, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on 01224 588844 or email support@dfcommunications.com