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The New Normal is Better with Remote Work

School closures, shutdowns, social distancing, remote work, and quarantines–this is the language of the hour. Whole countries are under a state of quarantine with national security forces patrolling streets urging people to stay home. This is not a Stephen King novel. This is real life.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States our day-to-day life has changed drastically. Presently schools are shut down. Similarly, restaurants and bars are closing their doors. Furthermore, events all over the country are cancelled. Overall, no one knows what lies on the horizon. What we do know is that we are in the midst of history being made. Now more than ever, the adage holds true: necessity is the mother of invention. Luckily for you, we’ve got your back by being IT experts in virtual work so your team can be up and working from home in no time!

Balanced against our current situation, remote work is not a new idea. Millions of Americans and people all over the world have been working from home since the advent of the internet. What is new, is the remote workforce increasing exponentially almost overnight. As a result, schools are going virtual. For the same reason, business meetings are being conducted on platforms like Teams or Zoom. Large and small businesses alike are transitioning to a fully virtual work environment. Therefore, together, we will keep you ahead of your competition. We will give you access to the latest tools and cloud solutions that will allow for collaboration without missing a beat.

Implement the Necessary Apps

While no one can exactly plan for this type of scenario, the tools for large-scale information sharing already exist. In truth, these tools can be martialed quickly and effectively. Office 365’s suite of apps including Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Stream make the kind of virtual connection we now need. Additionally, they can be available in a matter of minutes. In the long run, those businesses that opt for early adoption of these tools will suffer less interruption. In this situation, others are now scrambling. On the positive side, it is easy to quickly to acquire the resources and training requisites to begin using them effectively.

We all want to get back to the buildings where we live our lives. Children will want to go back to school. Their parents certainly want them to go back to school soon. People want to get back to the offices and workspaces where they experience the creativity and innovation that only face-to-face interactions can produce. Until the bans are lifted and if this kind of thing ever happens again, it’s in everyone’s best interest to be equipped and ready. If it never happens again, and we pray it doesn’t, you will always have a platform that is user friendly and useful for normal operations as well. GoComputek can help you make the transition to a virtual work or school environment fast. Give us a call. We’re here to help!

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