The remote work environment has skyrocketed since COVID-19 and the mandatory stay at home orders. It has forced many small and medium businesses (SMBs) to suddenly coordinate a migration to update their technology solutions, so employees can be both productive and secure.
According to a survey of more than 500 SMBs by the SMB Group, key findings of the remote work environment trend include:
- 75% of SMBs reported that COVID-19 is negatively impacting their business.
- SMBs must provide employees with the tools and resources that enable them to work from home, including cloud-based software applications, endpoint devices, video/web conferencing and file-sharing solutions.
- Screen-sharing technology increased as most meetings moved to a virtual event.
Online Solutions Help to Create a Sustainable Remote Work Environment
The availability of online and cloud-based solutions play a key role in sustaining SMB operations. Many companies were utilizing this technology prior to the crisis, putting them at a better place to cope. The sudden departure from physical offices has forced change in the way we communicate, collaborate and manage employees.
The Technology Portfolio
Remote or WFH employees need solutions that are based in two categories. They each serve a different purpose, but collectively enable remote workers to be productive and secure.
Productivity, collaboration, and business application solutions
Security adds an extra layer to the complexity to the remote work environment. Employees must be provided with the right tools and trained in the best practices. Whether it’s pandemic-driven, or your company is considering an upgrade to the cloud, there are many tools to consider.
At Plumb, we are an outsourced accounting firm and software solutions provider. We can help update your tools, workflows and support your productivity as an outsourced solution or software partner.
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