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How Coronavirus is Forcing Companies to Embrace Technology for Remote Working

15 May 2020 09:40 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is having a major impact on global business operations, with production stoppages, staff shortages, major event cancellations and concerns about supply chain stability.

Restrictions such as no physical meetings, have quite some implications for speeding up the Digital Transformation agenda while it also reveals some very basic needs around collaboration of a remote workforce and the need for digital signatures & approvals. This is forcing organizations to embrace a new way of working to ensure business continuity and minimize impact on company performance. Businesses must remain secure, intelligent and connected, even (or perhaps, especially) in times of crisis.

A cloud-based Information Management environment provides the digital foundation required for all employees to have secure access to essential business information and systems, collaborate effectively with dispersed internal and external stakeholders, synthesize data into timely insights and maintain supply chain visibility.

Government-imposed lockdowns during the pandemic are leading to many employees working from home and needing remote access to business resources and information. As a result, companies need a new way to work that empowers employees to manage and collaborate on information anywhere, anytime and from any device. Even when the current pandemic is over, companies are likely to embrace work from home practices on a more permanent basis. There will be a new normal - we just don't know the extent of it right now.

Opentext - a new way to work

This paper, produced by Patron member Opentext, discusses practical Information Management solutions that support organizations as they deal with significant disruptions to “business as usual.”

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