When COVID-19 initially reached our region, decision makers first had to comply with stay-at-home orders. Now, they are adapting to reopening and leveraging technology to keep their workforces connected.
Mobile Devices, Wi-Fi, and Data Speeds
Smart phones have become more essential than ever as many have dropped their residential landlines long ago. People are hungry for ever more network speed to support their mobile devices at home. This demand intensified when
everyone went home.
Some residential areas experienced slow cable broadband speeds with the crush of new users, so mobile hot-spots became an effective work-around to stay connected. The leap in speed from 3G to 4G LTE networks enabled this, but we expect 5G speeds to be even more transformational when they arrive.
As outdated Wi-Fi networks in many buildings have also slowed with more demands, site surveys and heat mapping are able to identify where more wireless access points and improved Wi-Fi standards can reach.
Business-class Video Meetings
Many of us are still refining how we use video calls and meetings to connect our project teams, friends, and family. Zoom quickly became shorthand for video conferencing. Business-class video conferencing offers a full range of tools that enable meetings to be more productive, including the ability to share documents and planning tools in real time, sharing project tasks, and archiving milestones.
Business-class Desktop Phones at Home
The need to equip hybrid workers who may be in the office for a couple of days and home for few days is also top-of-mind. As the weeks and months pass, many users are looking to add plug-and-play desktop phones at home for more customized, comfortable communications.
Broadcast & Mass Notifications
Keeping the entire organization informed on new policies and procedures is more important than ever as we all need to keep our people and customers updated during these fast-moving times. Getting the word out quickly, whether people are at home or at work is crucial. Easy-to-deploy Mass Notification systems are playing a key role in that effort, especially among mid-sized and large enterprises.
It’s Not Over… Until It’s Over
With pandemic outbreaks rekindling, our region will likely have to be prepared for supporting dual work arrangements for months. Let’s talk about how technology can help your organization adapt as we move forward together.