How Businesses can respond to the disruptive Covid-19 crisis using Cloud-based systems
The Coronavirus is turning into a much more severe health crisis than most people have expected, causing thousands of deaths around the world. With the percentage of affected people increasing day by day, this widely spread virus is affecting many small to large scale businesses. The problem is so severe that the Global Health Emergency alert is officially declared by the World Health Organization.
This Is considered a threat as many businesses have decided to shut down their offices and introduce remote working for the employees to work from home.
Focus on Moving to Cloud
A sudden switch to remote working conditions can have a negative affect on your business if you are not prepared for it. As most businesses choose to store data physically on-premise, they will find it difficult to maintain normal business operations without access to key business data.
As the Covid-19 peaks and is likely to last till the end of the year, a slow response to this will only make things tougher for your business. Hence, I-Net Dynamics encourages business to migrate your data and services cloud-based systems or cloud hosted platforms to minimize the impact of any disaster on your business.
How can businesses respond to Coronavirus?
So what are some steps businesses can take to circumvent this situation? Here are some precautionary measures or steps to face this disastrous condition.
● Promote work-from-home policies for employees to prevent the spread of the virus.
● Use cloud-based systems to facilitate remote working for businesses.
● Use VPNs and two-factor authentications to make sure that your employee’s connection is safe.
● Automation of any business process/tasks which do not require the presence of an employee.
Shifting your Business to Cloud
Implementing a cloud-based systems and hosting business data on the cloud are currently the best measures to take during COVID-19. Cloud-based systems like Dynamics 365 ERP Systems provide you more flexibility for remote working needs. The biggest advantage would be instant access to business data regardless of location and time. You can rest assured that your data stays secured and protected on Microsoft Azure cloud platform with constant monitoring from our engineers.
Combating Covid-19 with BCP
Business continuity plans (BCP) are effective for your company in any disastrous condition. If you don’t already have a BCP in place, it is not too late to start planning now. Our knowledge engineers will assist you to analyze, plan and execute the most suitable BCP for your business. With a well thought out BCP, your business infrastructure and your data will be safe in any scenario, whether it’s Coronavirus or any other disaster.
If you are interested to explore cloud hosting solution or BCP for your organisation, contact us here today and our consultants can work with you to analyse your organisational needs!