In order to maintain productivity among your team when returning to their office environments, there are five things on your technology checklist that you need to consider:
Are you up to date?
Many things can happen over a couple of weeks, let alone a few months, therefore it is important that you conduct a full audit to check that the following are all up to date:
- New devices
Solutions such as Microsoft 365 may need upgrading, therefore, you should check your licenses and talk to your IT support provider to ensure everything is running on the most up to date version.
Don’t be a stranger
Now is the right time to reach out to your IT support provider and amend your IT roadmap. Many changes have occurred in 2020 and it’s important that you plan for the future accordingly.
Particularly when it comes to security, as when you start working from anywhere, at any time, on any device, it is important that you re-evaluate your Cyber Security.
It is essential that you know:
- Where all of your devices are
- Is anyone using a personal device to access work data?
- Does your office need more equipment?
Whether your team are working remotely, back in the office or a bit of both, it is important that you have a clear system in place for ensuring office hardware and data is secure, no matter what location your team are working from.
Fill in the gaps
Conducting gap analysis will highlight where gaps have arisen over the COVID19 pandemic. Did things work out the way you had planned or do you need to make changes for the future?
Can you bounce back?
Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity plans enable businesses to bounce back after the event of a disaster. Be sure to test the solutions you have in place so you can check whether they are effective.
- Has your transition to remote working been smooth?
- Could you update processes to make them more effective in the future?
- During a crisis, how has your organisation reacted? How have you been impacted?
If you have impacted by a crisis then your Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity plan may need to change. Conducting routine tests and reviews of your current processes is important to ensure your organisation is future proof.
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