What will be the next disruption that affects your business? From trade wars to weather events, there’s always something ready to throw a wrench in your quarterly strategy. The goal, then, is not just planning for a few specific contingencies. It’s to foster resilience that will keep your business moving no matter what happens next.
Analog telephone lines that run devices like your fax machines, modems, credit card machines and more. The #1 reason to make changes to how these device connect to your network is COST SAVINGS. Carriers have been marking up these analog lines for years so if you still have them you likely paying too much. There are ways to move those types of services to more internet based or bandwidth driven solutions. Who isn’t interested in cutting costs?
The current COVID-19 pandemic reshaped the way the majority of industries conduct their business. Governments reacted to the pandemic outbreak by implementing strict restrictions that include social distancing and complete lockdowns. Since the global situation is volatile and changes are inevitable, businesses gradually shifted to remote working models.
Small businesses thrive when employees are exemplary at wearing many hats, it’s a necessity in that environment. Hopefully when small biz is planning on relocating it’s because they are growing, regardless, the task can end up being a full-time job in and of itself.
SMB Group’s Impact of COVID-19 Study on SMBs reveals that across the board, a majority of SMBs rate cloud-based applications as being extremely valuable in helping them to weather the COVID-19 crisis. Cloud-based business solutions topped the list, followed by videoconferencing. But for most SMBs all of these solutions—remote IT and access, real-time collaboration, file sharing, backup, security, and identity management— have proved their worth in supporting WFM and keeping businesses up and operational.