The New Normal?

As our beautiful state prepares to open its doors slowly, our business community also prepares to welcome customers again.

The past few months have been challenging for many business owners. Many businesses were forced to shut down while sadly, other businesses had no choice but to close their doors forever.

However, we have also witnessed the resilience of the business community. We have been first-hand witnesses to how many businesses have completed changed their business models overnight and adopted new technology to continue to do business.

We all know things are not going back to “business as usual”; in fact, many of us know we’re getting ready to operate our companies under a new normal. With so many businesses looking for options to stay and keep their doors open, we decided to modify some of our IT Services to serve our community better.

Our services are offered month to month and have reduced some of our prices to accommodate every budget.

How can I adjust my business

There are still many guidelines businesses most follow before they can open their doors to the public. These safety guidelines will introduce new business and operation challenges.

How do you enforce social distancing? How to you minimize risks?

Not every business is the same, and the answers to these questions can vary depending on your type of business.  Nevertheless, businesses will need to embrace new technology to continue to offer services and communicate with clients.

How can technology help us?

Technology has always been a big part of our businesses, and today more than ever, companies need to use technology to offer services to their customers safely.

Here at Corporate Shields, we have made many changes to support our customers during this pandemic. Our support team is actively working remotely, and our VoIP phone system is helping both our staff and our customers.

Here are a few technology tips you can use to make your business ready for this “new normal.”

Adopt Voice over IP (VoIP) Phone Technology

If your office has remote workers or people working from home, having a VoIP Phone solution can be very useful.  Your customers can call your office and will never know you are miles away from your business.

Remote Desktop Technology

Implementing remote desktop solutions or virtual desktops can enable your staff to access your office computers from anywhere in the world. Virtual Desktops also add another layer of security to your business since your business data never leaves your network.

Virtual Private Networks (VPN)

VPNs are handy tools to build secure access to your office. If your business needs to allow employees access to internal resources, you have to use a VPN.

Online Conference Tools

Tools such as Zoom, Webex, Microsft Teams, and others can help you stay connected with your customers and efficiently offer services. These tools are also great to communicate with your office staff and conduct business meetings safely.

What We do …

Corporate Shields is an IT Company, and we offer businesses Next-Generation IT Solutions and Cyber Security Services. We protect businesses from cyber threats, scams, and hackers. During the Covid19 pandemic, Corporate Shields has been working closely with business owners to implement new and safer ways to operate their businesses.

We have helped many of our clients adopt technology to assist with social distancing guidelines and better sanitary working conditions. Make simple changes around your business, such as installing washable keyboards to keep your staff safe or deploy remote virtual technology to allow your team to work from anywhere in the world, equate to tremendous results.

No two businesses are alike, and many of our IT Services can be tailored to fit your needs. We are here to answer your questions and help you navigate this “new normal” we are all experiencing.

Where can you find information about the Coronavirus for your business?

Here are some resources where you can obtain information for a safe re-opening of your business or continue operating your business safely. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the most resourceful websites on Covid-19. The CDC has new landing pages for guidance and safety guidelines for businesses and workplaces.

Here is a link to the CDC businesses and workplaces page:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/businesses-employers.html

Coronavirus.org is another website with a lot of information about the Coronavirus with safety information for the public and businesses.

OSHA has also released a set of guiles for businesses with many important points related to protection at the workplace.

IT Security

Whether your business is operating remotely or is using more online tools to run, cybersecurity should be a top priority. More companies are using online tools, delivery services, and IT tech to keep operating as healthy and safe as possible.

  • Consider using Virtual Private Networks ( VPNs) and business firewalls to protect your business and remote workers.
  • Adopt a simple business policy to make password changes and complex passwords mandatory.
  • Enable two-factor authentication on all your applications and train your staff on how to use your business computers securely.

The fact is that Coronavirus scams are rapidly increasing, and your employees are the first line of defense.

Conclusion

The Coronavirus has impacted all of us in one way or another. Our businesses have been impacted; our schools have been impacted our entire lives have changed. Is going to be a while before things go back to normal, and even then, will things ever be the same?

We are here to help you run your business safely and answer any questions you might have in regards to technology. We know how much technology can boost and protect businesses, and it is our job to answer your questions and provide you with the best services possible.

Corporate Shields is here to support you. Call our office today and talk to one of our friendly IT professionals today. You can reach us a 407-573-0206 or 888-909-0206. You can also email us at info@corporateshields.com

Stay safe!

Corporate Shields