Posted: Friday, June 12, 2020
The sheer scale and magnitude of COVID-19 and the resultant restrictions imposed on businesses and workforces across the UK has caught many off-guard. Businesses weren’t adequately equipped to support their employees and remote workers could not access essential data, applications or had the tools in place to maintain communication.
Thankfully, the latest Government announcements and the easing of the lockdown restrictions indicate we can now begin to prepare to return to the work place – providing of course, social distancing and hygiene guidelines are maintained.
Although everyone is keen to return to this new ‘normality’, it is important that we reflect on this period of upheaval and learn from the technology challenges endured. Connectivity, software licenses, security, phone systems and GDPR compliance were all key issues that hindered business continuity.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 businesses have had to bring in new software with 48% of firms investing in new computer programs. This figure rises to 62% among large businesses.
Businesses were forced to explore, trial and implement many new technologies and there were clear, standout options and innovative applications that have proved to be invaluable.
So what worked, what didn’t and what do we need to put in place for the future?
Read our FREE GUIDE to help you evaluate how your business performed and the important next steps needed to refine your technology options moving forward.