Because of the pandemic, many businesses were forced to close down or shift to a work-from-home setup since their services were considered non-essential by the government. As a result, several companies invested in various hardware and web services to ensure that their employees can work remotely.
Not all companies had prior experience with a remote workforce; naturally, some of them face difficulties as they adjust. Some businesses were ready for anything that could happen, including the pandemic, while others had a relatively hard time dealing with the situation.
The coronavirus pandemic revealed whether or not companies were ready in case their employees can’t work in the office. The pandemic isn’t the only thing to worry about, especially since other events can disrupt business operations.
A company that can survive and operate even after a fire gutted the office is reasonably ready for COVID-19 since they were able to back up their critical files.
Companies can ensure that they’re ready for system crashes and natural or human-made disasters if they use both local and online backups. Local backups, through hard drives, allow employees to access their files even with a poor internet connection. Online backups, on the other hand, ensure that the files are secure from local disasters like fires or data corruption. Investing in both solutions ensure that a company is ready for any problems.
The company’s computers, including those that can be used for work-from-home setups, must be protected by up-to-date antivirus software to keep most, if not all, of online threats from harming the computer. When the employees access their files from unprotected computers, there’s a chance that their backup files can get damaged.
Firms should ensure that they’re ready for anything that could disrupt their operations, like the COVID-19 pandemic that has affected many companies around the world. Companies can rely on reputable IT companies to provide them with the necessary technologies to secure their computers, files, and connections to prevent any disruptions with their operations. See this infographic by Landau Consulting to know how a company can be considered ready for COVID-19, as well as other disasters.