Coronovirus: Stay Connected, Work Remotely

Living in an area like the Shoals has many advantages, but one of those is not isolation from the effects of the coronavirus. I’ve seen the unavailability of products online and to a lesser degree in local stores, and, while I’m not yet aware of any local cases of the virus, that may soon change. Either before or after those first cases, we’ll see public gatherings cancelled, schools closed, and the other extraordinary precautions that we have seen implemented in other parts of the world.

How do we keep our businesses and livelihoods going if we can’t, or would rather not, venture out on sales calls or meet at the office? Computers and networking have given us the opportunity to work remotely.

Through online virtual meetings, we can gather together as if we were in the same room. With virtual whiteboards, we can share files and argue about next year's budget, moving our business plans forward from the comfort of our La-Z-Boy while keeping necessary travel to a minimum.

What about the server shares at work? Or Sage or QuickBooks or Adobe InDesign? Those applications aren’t on your computer at home, right? With a little setup, you can feel like they are. You can remote in to your systems at the office just as if you were sitting at your desk.

Other cloud solutions are available, too, depending on your needs.

These are things we will surely have to consider in the coming days. Don’t think work has to stop. Not this day and age. But don’t wait until the last minute to get these measures in place. They will take a little planning and implementation to be ready when that stay-cation arrives.

If you are ready now to get started on something along these lines, or just need help wrapping your head around the possibilities, give Relia IT a call. We can help you navigate this brave new technological world.