Apple, Twitter, Google, and Amazon are among the largest global companies who have asked their employees to work remotely as a precaution against COVID-19. We think that more and more companies in the UK will adopt the remote or working from home option, as is already happening in the USA.
Enabling an entire company to work remotely in response to Coronavirus requires a more complex solution that involves rigorous security and compliance. Video conferencing and access to collaboration apps will not be enough for allowing your employees to work remotely for an unlimited period of time.
Your company needs to make sure your staff have the right Internet connection and access to the files and software that will allow them to work and share with colleagues, clients and other partners. Suitable security procedures and technologies will also be required in order to keep safe and secure any confidential data your company is holding or processing.
If the Coronavirus outbreak becomes more serious, the last thing you would want to worry about is making sure your staff can work effectively and efficiently from home. Plan ahead, so that when the time comes, your business and staff will not be affected and you can focus on what will be more important.