These are some pretty crazy times. But interestingly enough, as a company, we've been helping organisations prepare for exactly this kind of situation, for the last ten years.
This is what we do.
During these times of self-isolation, working from home, or the ability to work from anywhere, is going to be one of the most important aspects to see our economy weather these turbulent weeks and months ahead. To be able to continue on, almost business as usual, is going to be invaluable.
Two things are going to be the BACKBONE of enabling your teams to work online/remotely.
First - mobile devices, such as laptops, or if preferred, tablets. If your teams are still on desktops - this is going to be tough, unless they also have their own machines at home.
And, even if your teams have their own desktop PCs they can use at home, they will be useless without our second recommended item - some sort of cloud-based office "management" system - like Microsoft Office 365. Where the apps, documents, files, and EVERYTHING, are stored in the cloud, and users can login and access from ANY device.
With those two things, but really, the most important one being the cloud-based office system, information workers can and SHOULD be working from home. It's only a matter of time before we end up like so many of our brothers and sisters across the seas, and locked up in our homes to #FlattenTheCurve.
If you aren't yet on this path, you should be, and we can help.
Reach out on 1300 881 641, or firstname.lastname@example.org.