According to an online Stuff Business article, BusinessNZ has told employers how to prepare for an outbreak of coronavirus.
Want VS Need
It’s in times like these, that the need for remote working and business continuity planning becomes highlighted as a need rather than a ‘nice to have’. It’s all well and good being told to extend holiday pay or sick leave, but the financial ramifications over a 2 week period for a cautionary process could easily put SMEs into financial strife or delay commercial operations. The knock on effect being increased costs and delayed delivery of services to the general public.
With many businesses spread across multiple locations, sales people needing to be ‘by the phone’ for those all important general sales enquiries or consultants conducting crucial face to face business meetings, how can we possibly ‘shut up shop’ and recommend people stay at home?!
Personally, I’d rather err on the side of caution and have staff work from home if there was even the slightest possibility of potential contamination. Bypassing such health warnings with the typical can-do Kiwi mantra of “It’ll be alright mate!” is not something we should risk.
So, what can we do?
Whilst most businesses are familiar with Cloud technology having some form of cloud email system or providing remote access to business apps and data, many still rely on on-premise servers or phone systems. With evolving technology and exponential growth in the industry, centralising IT systems is easier and more cost effective than it’s ever been before.
So why would you want to move your IT to the cloud?
- Financial benefits to the business’s bottom line by moving from capital expenditure budget to operational expenditure budget
- Increased productivity by enabling employees to easily and securely access business data from remote locations
- Consistent user experience and adoption of business systems
- Control of IT administration tailored to the IT expertise within your business
Where to turn?
Lucidity Cloud Services is an award winning, independent Microsoft aligned cloud hosting company based in Auckland, New Zealand, offering Managed IT Services, Cloud Infrastructure as a Service and Cloud Consultancy services. Lucidity is proud to have been the award winner of the Managed Service Provider of the Year category at the 2017 Microsoft New Zealand Partner Awards and recently nominated as a finalist for the 2019 Microsoft Modern Workplace category.
Our Lucidity 365 offering brings together all of the Microsoft Office 365 services as well as your line of business applications, into a single modern workplace. Using single sign-on, you can access all of the applications you need in your working day from a single username and password.
Our solutions also include Unified Communications as a Service, which untethers your DDI from your desk phone, turning it into a truly remote voice solution. This service allows you to answer and make calls from your DDI on your mobile, meaning you can take your office with you where you go!
Our passionate team is dedicated to understanding your business and IT requirements and will tailor a cost effective and beneficial solution to help evolve your IT Strategy into a new Modern workplace.
Whatever stage you are at with your digital transformation and journey to the cloud, we are ready to help.
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