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How to Prepare Your IT Department for the Reopening of the Economy

While New Orleans isn’t likely to start reopening until mid-May, businesses need to start preparing their IT department for the transition to the “new normal”.

How to Prepare Your IT Department for the Reopening of the Economy

While New Orleans isn’t likely to start reopening until mid-May, businesses need to start preparing their IT department for the transition to the “new normal”. Here are some factors that companies will want to take into account as they prepare to have workers return to the office:

  • Are the employees hesitant about returning? Some may find working remotely to be an ideal set-up and may request to do so long-term. Others may feel unsafe returning to the office no matter how many safety precautions a company takes to protect the workforce from COVID-19.
  • What are the cybersecurity implications of allowing employees to continue to work remotely? Statistics show that cyberattacks rose by a whopping 37% in March 2020, and it’s not hard to see why. Private home networks are usually not nearly as secure as corporate networks; what’s more, employees often work from personal computers that may have vulnerabilities that could easily be exploited by hackers. Allowing employees to work from home longer than necessary could put companies at risk of a data breach.
  • Does the company need to make changes to its current IT set-up to adapt to current and future business conditions?

How to Prepare Your IT Department for the Reopening of the Economy

What’s Next?

There are no easy answers to the above questions. Each company will need to carefully assess its workforce, target audience, current IT set-up, and more to decide on the best course of action. However, one thing that every company owner should bear in mind is that IT issues that were previously ignored, swept under the rug, or simply accepted are no longer acceptable. There is a very good chance that the local or even national economy will need to shut down again if the coronavirus re-emerges; this means that a company should improve its remote operations rather than dismantle them. What’s more, customers who have become accustomed to working, shopping, and doing business remotely will continue to do so. To that end, a company will need to upgrade its IT set-up to meet current and future business needs.

It’s important to take full advantage of the re-opening of the economy to not only assess a company’s IT set-up but also get professional help to make IT upgrades. A comprehensive cybersecurity check could reveal and eliminate vulnerabilities that increase the odds of a data breach. Investing in new services and equipment such as cloud servers, VoIP phone services, updated webcams, and even business laptops for employees could dramatically increase work efficiency while enabling a company to save money on certain expenses. Additionally, a company may need to invest in new office furniture to promote social distancing for returning workers, business partners, and/or customers.

Take Advantage of Professional IT Help?

Would you like to be able to talk to IT experts about your IT concerns and get personalized advice on how to secure your network, prepare your IT set-up for the re-opening of the economy, and improve your business continuity plans so you are prepared to face future challenges? If so, BIOS Technologies may be just the partner you’re looking for.

BIOS Technologies has nearly twenty years of experience providing cutting-edge IT managed services to New Orleans business owners. Our customized IT consultations and solutions can enable your business to upgrade its operations to not only save time and money but also boost profits. Our cybersecurity services are second to none and will keep your devices safe from all types of cyberattacks. We also offer cloud services and support to facilitate secure, efficient remote work set-ups. Get in touch with us at your convenience to learn more or to schedule an appointment with our local IT experts.

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