Adapting to trends. Bracing for change.

Adapting to trends. Bracing for change.

The way to overcome the immediate sense of panic that sets in during any disruption is to have a system already in place to stabilize operations. 

The COVID-19 crisis accelerated the rise of the remote workforce movement. Small businesses will want to address the following issues sooner rather than later.

Growth of the Remote Workforce

You should understand how employees will access your data and systems when working remotely. Secure options available include:

  • Remote desktop protocol (RDP) over a virtual private network (VPN)
  • Stream connect
  • Screen viewer: Of course, you need someone who knows how to set up your system properly and monitor it.

Less secure options are also available, but be careful what you choose.
It’s important to determine the kind and level of access your employees need, whether this is a web server access with no restrictions, restrictions to specific files and folders only, the ability to download and edit files, ability to reupload files, or ability to view files only. Also, know how employees will access your systems (i.e., personal laptop vs. company device).
Constantly monitor potential issues in your network whether they are remote or internal.
Employee training on best safe practices and policies are equally essential.

Network Security

Network Security

Cyber Attacks

Staying on the Same Page


Access the Small Business Resiliency Playbook for additional steps and more detailed advice on executing your crisis plan.


Watch the Session: Systems

Contributing Session Business Leaders

Christine Gant

Director of Business Development

Gant Systems

Reggie Crenshaw


Reggie Crenshaw Consultants

Sridhar Sunkara