How do I protect my employees?
As a business leader, no one has a playbook for this. However, it’s still critical to develop a contingency plan in the interim. Below are some recommendations from the CDC:
- Encourage sick employees to stay at home
- Emphasize staying home until full recovery (we encourage our employees to take one or two extra days and work remotely until they’re feeling 100%)
- Perform routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (e.g. workstations, doorknobs, remote controls)
- Implement a policy for employees who plan to travel or are returning from high-risk areas. This might include obtaining a medical clearance and a period of self-quarantine before returning to the office
How do I protect my business?
Just like having a contingency plan to protect your employees, you should also have a plan to protect your business IT operations. To gauge where your business IT operations stand, review the following statements and check if they are true or false:
- We can seamlessly continue operations even if our server goes down
- Our staff can easily and securely work from home
- Our staff can collaborate when working remotely
- We can easily handle phone traffic and routing during emergencies
- Our data is stored securely by a 3rd party
- We can monitor and log data access
If you’ve checked 2 or more statements as false, then your business IT operations are at risk. Contact us for a zero-obligation assessment of your business IT today.