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3 Things on Business Owner’s Minds During COVID-19 (And What to Do About Them)

By Amelia Suarez / Apr 07, 2020

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Uncertain times lead to creative solutions. Daily business has changed and it is imperative to pivot quickly to preserve business continuity and employee safety. Here are the top 3 things technology leaders see impacting business owners and the solutions they recommend.

1. Remotely Empowering Workforces

Enabling a remote workforce can be a challenge. Businesses have to support their static locations technology needs, but also the individual needs of remote employees. Technology advisors understand that each business is unique and there is no “catch-all” solution. AppSmart has created Work-From-Home Bundles to make it easy to set-up your clients quickly, easily, and most importantly safely.

Get started with this list of COVID-19 relief solutions here.

2. Throttled Bandwidth and Security Concerns

It’s no secret that bandwidth is being throttled as neighbors, families, and businesses compete for streaming bandwidth. The value of a virtual meeting is decreased by poor connections and latency leading to decreased productivity for remote employees. Technology advisors globally have creatively kept clients connected and running at peak performance with solutions like:

  • SD-WAN
  • VPNaaS
  • Satellite
  • Collaboration Tools like Microsoft Teams and Google Hangouts
  • Fixed Wireless
  • Mobility/LTE Hotspots
  • Remote/Managed IT Helpdesk
  • Productivity Monitoring
  • Backup

Take a deeper dive into the solutions here.



3. The future is here now.

Ready or not, remote workforces are the new “normal”. The best way to prevent disruptions in business continuity is to be proactive. Being prepared to streamline your business’ processes and resources with Disaster Recovery and Backup as a Service solutions, ensures that your entire technology stack is operational in the event of a disruption.

The importance of Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) will no longer be an afterthought, but a key part of technology leader’s strategies as they move their businesses into the future. Additionally, many DRaaS solutions offer a Managed component allowing smaller, or stretched, IT teams to better support their employees.


Choosing the right technology for business needs can be time consuming and difficult to identify with all the resources available. Find an unbiased Technology Advisor to help you navigate through this crisis here.