• Register

Data Net Blog

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to

How to Maintain Productivity During the COVID-19 Pandemic

How to Maintain Productivity During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A global pandemic is about one of the worst situations that humans can endure. It has an effect on every person. The CDC is recommending that everyone practice what is called ‘social distancing.’ The unfortunate result of this policy is that many businesses lose access to their onsite workforce. Provided that you are set up to allow your staff to work remotely, you can avoid losing huge swaths of productivity. Today we will discuss some of the considerations and the technology you will need to make this strategy work for you.

The Fear of Infection

One of the biggest concerns for anyone in a time of widespread illness is that they are going to get the disease as well. This makes congregating anywhere an anxiety-filled proposition. This includes going to the workplace. Anxious people are by nature distracted and likely won’t work as well as when their minds are at peace. 

You know how the flu can be passed around the workplace? What if the flu was a disease that spreads easier and has a mortality rate at several hundred percent of the typical flu bug? Materials get passed around, people sneeze, they cough, and next thing you know you have several people calling in sick. 

With COVID-19, this can be a major liability as it is spread by these same respiratory droplets. That is why many places have started to shut down non-essential businesses and force business owners’ hands to set up their staff remotely. Social distancing has proven to “flatten the curve” of infected cases and is about the only thing keeping huge numbers of people from getting the disease.

Fortunately, the technology you need to make this shift isn’t very expensive and can be implemented quickly. Let’s take a look at it.

Working Remotely for Safety

Most of the technology you need is built in or is already utilized by your business. Here are four technologies you will need in order to maintain security and productivity during times like this where your staff doesn’t have access to the office’s equipment:

  • Smartphones - Almost every person in your office is bound to carry a smartphone. If you want your employees to be productive in their time away from the office, utilizing smartphones’ ability to house several forms of communication, allowing them access to work information on their personal smartphones is a great option. 
  • VPN (Virtual Private Networking) - Transmission of sensitive data requires some type of encryption. The VPN is a great tool to connect and transmit data to centralized infrastructure from outside connections. 
  • Cloud solutions - Most businesses use cloud computing in some fashion, but if you are going to take on long-term remote workers, the cloud has extra value. Hosting your computing resources in the cloud enables you to have a reliable and dynamic solution in which to deploy applications, communications, or share data. 
  • VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) - Speaking of communications, a Hosted VoIP solution can go a long way toward giving your staff the solutions it needs to keep in constant contact with their contemporaries and your clients. One great feature of VoIP is that most providers have a softphone option that allows you to turn your smartphone into a business phone instantly. 

Staying productive is always a challenge, and that challenge is exacerbated by COVID-19, but if you can get your staff working well from home you will be able to keep this situation from ruining all your hard work. Call Data Net at (760) 466-1200 today to learn more about technology solutions that work inside the office and out.

Watch Out for All Different Kinds of Ransomware
In the Face of All That’s Happening, Backup is All...


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Sunday, May 24, 2020

Captcha Image

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Technology Best Practices Productivity Business Computing Network Security Data Efficiency Privacy Malware Hackers IT Support Innovation Communication Smartphones User Tips Small Business Google Software Computer Hardware Email Microsoft Communications Tech Term Cloud Users Managed IT Services Workplace Tips VoIp Internet Mobile Device Business Management Android Cybersecurity Outsourced IT Windows 10 Ransomware Mobile Devices Collaboration Business Backup Miscellaneous Cloud Computing Passwords Social Media Hosted Solutions IT Services Information Wi-Fi Data recovery Browser Managed Service Saving Money Phishing Apps Upgrade Data Backup Network Holiday Bandwidth Microsoft Office Internet of Things Gadgets Smartphone Facebook Applications Windows Networking VPN Managed IT services BDR Blockchain Employer-Employee Relationship Patch Management Gmail Marketing Wireless Access Control Chrome Apple Router Mobile Office Value Managed IT Service Word Business Intelligence Quick Tips Automation Compliance Save Money Going Green Laptop Scam Data Breach Cortana Data Security Conferencing Paperless Office Mobility Government Remote Computing Bring Your Own Device Wireless Charging Batteries RAM Remote Monitoring and Management iPhone Data Management Employee-Employer Relationship Office Virtual Assistant Medical IT Windows 7 Virtualization Education Remote Monitoring Office 365 Tech Terms Cost Management Connectivity Data Protection Computers Virus Business Continuity How To Payment Cards Company Culture Disaster Recovery Settings Retail Telephony Health Social Network Telephone System Voice over Internet Protocol Physical Security Artificial Intelligence Business Technology Password Healthcare Excel Net Neutrality Processor G Suite Recycling Remote Workers Unified Communications Authentication Solid State Drive disposal Fleet Management Customer Relationship Management Internet Explorer Proactive IT Hard Drive IT Service Downloads Dark Web IT Management Human Resources Mobile Security Wireless Internet Lead Generation Staff Display Cryptocurrency Hard Drives Project Management Congratulations Update Taskbar Hosted Desktop Sports Reporting Analytics Personal Information Processors Covid-19 Travel Authorization eCommerce Server Management Hard Disk Drive Multi-Factor Authentication Managed Service Provider Botnet Threat Mobile Trends Error Operating System Managed Services Provider Amazon Digital Training Websites Benchmarks Law Enforcement Telecommuting SSD Search WhatsApp Hybrid Cloud Outlook Help Desk Telecommute National Security Firewall Website User Tip E-Commerce Spyware Bitcoin Microsoft Teams Sales Online Shopping Video Mobile Device Management Co-Managed IT Printing Recovery Licensing A.I. Electronic Health Records Vendor News Content Filtering Security Cameras Safety Risk Management SaaS Time Management Insurance Cables Profitability Server Data loss Profiles Big Data Payment Technology Tips Live Streaming Tablet Customer Service Database Holidays Humor Paper Virtual Reality Tech Support Movies Touchscreen User Security Network Attached Storage Environment Edge Wearables WannaCry GDPR Workers IT budget Chrome OS Twitter File Management Eliminating Downtime Comparison HP Spam Updates Shadow IT Tip of the week instant Messaging Threats Managing Stress OneNote Cybercrime Memes Remote Support Ink Remote Alert Vulnerability Microsoft Office 365 Voice over IP Employees e-waste Distribution Virtual Private Network Cleaning Maintenance Plug-In HIPAA Dongle Computer Repair Streaming Media Storage File Sharing Millennials Inventory Current Events BYOD Specifications Document Management Certification Antivirus Vulnerabilities Backup and Disaster Recovery Scams Troubleshooting Knowledge Battery Machine Learning Windows Server 2008 R2 Tactics IT PowerPoint Analysis WiFi Financial Printers Thank You Regulation

Latest News & Events

Please join us in congratulating Bill Vann on his promotion to Customer Success Manager....

Contact Us

Learn more about what Data Net can do for your business.

Call Us Today
Call us today
(760) 466-1200

5795 Kearny Villa Road
San Diego, California 92123