Businesses of all types have been going digital at their own pace, but the coronavirus pandemic has indisputably sped up the process. In the wake of shutdown orders, retailers and restaurants had to quickly modify their game plan. Many stores and eateries had crafted their business model around inviting people into their space to be served. For safety reasons, interactions now should be short and involve as little contact as possible. As a result, numerous businesses in the retail industry risked being left behind if they were unable to keep up with changing trends and new requirements.
â€śTrust is a fragile thing â€” hard to earn, easy to lose.â€ťâ€” M.J. Arlidge
For years, technology architecture was built on the premise that youâ€™re safe behind the firewall on known and trusted devices, simply because they were placed on the domain. But as cybercriminals have become more skilled and cybersecurity attack vectors and breach methods more sophisticated, a perimeter security model is no longer strong enough to ensure the level of protection modern companies want and need. Zero Trust is quickly becoming the gold standard approach, particularly as remote work scales and device proliferation continues.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected all aspects of business, but for many companies, IT has been at the forefront of implementing changes necessitated by safety precautions such as shelter-in-place orders worldwide.
The spread of the coronavirus pandemic has underscored our country (and the planet) adapting to a â€śnew normal.â€ť Savvy businesses are recognizing this phenomenon isnâ€™t just about surviving shelter-in-place orders and adopting temporary work habits â€” itâ€™s about a larger transformational shift highlighting the digital employee experience. The needs and expectations of employees have changed forever, and companies must lead or get left behind.
Since Michael Troelstrup joined Tech Orchard in 2017, he has been integral in our growth trajectory and has been a catalyst for helping us provide an increasingly high level of service to clients across industries and throughout the country. It is with great pride that we announce that his knowledge and work ethic have been recognized by VMware.
As the novel coronavirus COVID-19 spreads worldwide, more employers are considering protecting employees by implementing work-from-home periods. Some of the nationâ€™s largest employers, including Facebook, Google, Microsoft and others, have already implemented remote work periods to reduce the possibility of spreading disease.