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We don’t know about you, but it has certainly been an interesting last couple of weeks. Little did any of us know that when we wrote about preparations for the looming COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic exactly what that would mean, or quite how quickly that it would hit everyone in as many ways.
Several hundred laptops prepped and delivered later alongside countless thousands of VPN’s set up and tested we have definitely seen the effects as our amazing Systemagic team continue to support our client’s team members that now work from all over their respective houses, from the home office to the dining room table!
The shift from office to home working whilst relatively simple does not come without its challenges and so we thought we should share some observations to make people aware of some of the challenges that we are seeing.
One of the clear challenges of everyone working from home is the impact on the infrastructure which has seen unprecedented demand as everyone fights for bandwidth and has even seen Netflix turn down its quality for 30 days!
However, we have seen a lot of our client’s team members raise issues about accessing systems or data which are often linked directly to their ability to gain access via their home networks.
Some suggestions to improve the quality of your work experience:
Whilst its reprehensible we know that criminals don’t knowingly miss an opportunity and so we have seen a significant rise in people being targeted with Coronavirus related scams.
From emails, texts and calls offering everything from advice through to bogus treatments, including most reprehensibly of all the fake charity page, the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau suggests there have already been over £800,000 lost to scams since February 2020.
We published an e-book on how to spot suspect emails which you can download here but specific advice includes:
We will continue to update on developments, issues and hopefully good news stories but in the meantime please continue to stay safe and if you need any assistance please do not hesitate give us a call or drop us a line today.