The exponential growth of coronavirus has left the world in awe! It reminds many of the 9/11 attack or the 2008 financial crisis—the time when everything changed!
The virus that originated in China has infected more than 500,000 people across the world. Businesses have come crumbling down counting costs.
The share market has taken a hit as well. (Source)
The Great Dilemma of Mid & Small-Scale Businesses
To contain the virus, we’d have to implement strict policies that slow down economic activity in some way or the other.
Yes, social distancing and lower mobility have been successful till now but there’s a heavy toll being paid by the world in terms of finances and availability of resources.
Business owners are being forced to take drastic steps to continue to offer minimal services and many are not sure about their futures.
Three out of four small businesses are very concerned about the economic impact of COVID-19. More than half have already experienced reduced customer demand, a study by the National Small Business Association.
More than 35% of businesses don’t feel strongly about their future! We don’t know how far we’ll have to go to find the true impact of this pandemic but we can all try to fight and sustain our businesses because there’s help whenever you need it. Keep reading...
U.S. Small Business Administration
“Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the Americans. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.”
On Friday, March 27, 2020, the President signed into law the CARES Act, which contains $376 billion in relief for American workers and small businesses. Relief Options.
Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Microsoft Teams To Help You Leverage Productivity
“There are myriads of collaboration tools out there, but the core reason that SMBs will be utilizing Microsoft Teams in the future is that it increases an organization’s capacity to collaborate, and more importantly, they can collaborate securely,” stated Marcial Velez, CEO of Xperteks.
We feel it is the need of the hour to grab every opportunity and tool that we can use. Microsoft Teams is specifically designed to take into consideration the dynamics of the millennial workforce and remote work environments.
It allows you to work from home, just in a better way so that every person in your organization is connected without being physically present in the office. Not just that, it comes with a huge set of features that you can only dream of!
1. Helping Fight Costs
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, mandatory precautions have forced small to mid-sized businesses across the country to innovate after being thrust into an immediate need to keep their operations running, remotely.
According to the Forrester Study, information workers were able to save 4hrs/week through improved collaboration and information sharing, thereby giving many employees the extra time they needed to finally catch up on their loose ends.
They also concluded that an average of 150 overnight trips was replaced with online meetings by year 3.
Thus, regardless of the industry, every business stands to benefit greatly from the dramatic reduction in costs associated with decreasing travel budgets as well as helping to combat COVID-19.
2. Centralizes Resources
Another great aspect of Microsoft Teams is that it centralizes all resources and makes them accessible online, so that employees can find anything and everything that they need in one cloud-based location.
This feature allows you to reduce downtime by nearly 15% which is more than great! To know more, Why Is Xperteks Helping Small & Mid-Sized Businesses Leverage Microsoft Teams?
How Can Xperteks Help You During Such Tough Times?
The COVID-19 pandemic poses the risk of increased cyberattacks. Digital devices are more in use today than ever before.
Our laptops, smartphones, tablets are all vulnerable today. Maintaining proper hygiene as well as cyber hygiene is of utmost importance during such times.
Work from home policy doesn’t promise the same roust security for employees as an on-premise security stack. Thus, it allows hackers to find loose ends in your system that can be pretty harmful.
With Xperteks, cybersecurity in NYC becomes just more cost-effective and easy. It includes a secured cloud VPN, cloud firewall, real-time threat protection, and ZeroTrust technology in one affordable package!
Without cloud services in NYC, work from home would be a far fetched idea! Yes, it exists today and Xperteks offers the best inline cloud services for small businesses.
Whether it be Office 365 or Google Suite, we help you understand these services and uncover the truths and details on the advantages of cloud-hosted email.
Implementing a cloud-based phone system with ease gives your employees flexibility with File Sync solutions. Access your data through mobile devices or websites, so you can make that last-minute change even from a friend’s computer.
We also provide cloud-to-cloud backup, also known as C2C backup, which is the practice of copying data stored on one cloud backup service to another cloud.
And much more…
3. Business Continuity
We ensure that our clients have a contingency plan to recover from any business disaster and stay in contact with their clients.
Backup facility, speedy recovery, electric blackout, or any other inconveniences that are stopping you from working on your mission-critical processes, we’ll take care of that!
In order to shift your workforce to a more remote environment, that new environment must be supported.
It demands that several technology solutions get put in place beforehand so that the transition can happen smoothly an
With minimal investments in time and capital outlay, businesses can keep their businesses running strong no matter what natural disasters, pandemics or economic recessions loom on the horizon.
We know such times don’t stay! It’s time to stay strong and believe!
We believe that we’ll all get to the other side of this pandemic as strong individuals and better versions of ourselves…
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