Courtesy of: Moore Colson

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (or COVID-19) a pandemic. This move has increasingly led businesses to ask their employees to work from home. With the sharp increase in the number of companies encouraging employees to work from home and recommended social distancing, remote work is the best solution to ensure productivity and minimize disruption. Some companies have already made remote work mandatory, and most are expected to follow suit in the coming days and weeks. Just yesterday, President Trump recommended avoiding gatherings of 10 or more people to slow the spread of the virus. Most workplaces fall into this category.

Many companies have invested in remote-working capabilities and feel relatively prepared for this. However, there are steps you can take to ensure success and decrease the likelihood of problems that could bring remote work to a screeching halt. Not to mention the threat of cybercrime, which certainly never sleeps; quite the contrary, this is the perfect time for hackers to capitalize on vulnerable times.

To keep your systems safe and limit interruptions, we have identified the eight areas on which to focus as you plan for your employees to work from home.

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