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Have a Question About Disaster Preparedness for Your Business?

In This Time of Uncertainty, It's More Important than Ever to Have a Partner You Can Rely on to Guide You Through Developments in a Crisis.

We live in unprecedented times, with scary new challenges that have a fundamental impact on how our businesses operate.
 
We understand what this means and are here to help. Finding the right information and resources to support your business at a time of great uncertainty can be difficult.
 
We've collected many of our recent resources and documents on this page, as well as links to local, state, and federal programs to help you through these unprecedented times. 

Federal Funding Resources

The Federal Government has passed several bills in recent weeks designed to support small businesses impacted by the coronavirus crisis. We'll keep the currently available list of programs updated here for your reference. 

Update: April 27th, 2020

President Trump signed a $484 billion measure adding $320 billion to the Paycheck Protection Program and $60 billion to the Small Business Administration's Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. As of April 27th, the SBA is accepting new PPP loan applications through approved lenders.

Additional Technology Resources

Cloud Networking (2)

 

How Cloud Networking Enables Remote Work At scale

Download our ebook featuring insights into the impact of cloud networking for mass remote work.

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WAN Modernization for enterprise health care provider

Learn how an organization with more than 2,000 locations in 46 states leveraged cloud networking.

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SD WAN eBook

 

Overcome Network Challenges To Reduce Costs and Improve Speed

Learn how SD-WAN technology offers benefits to distributed organizations through WAN modernization.

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Recent Articles from the Bedroc Blog

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How to Manage Network Security During a Crisis

A closer look at the steps you should be taking to mitigate this risk and prepare for the eventual reunification of your workforce with the organization’s network.

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Best Practices When Shifting to Remote Work

With the right combination of hardware, cloud applications, and mobile-friendly software, remote work is not just feasible; it’s a foundational piece of the new normal. 

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The Importance of Setup Flexibility with Cloud Networking

Setup flexibility in your WAN allows for more specific security protocols and the ability to leverage existing infrastructure in the event of a disaster or crisis.

Stay Up to Date

We regularly update this section with recent articles and insights relevant to the current coronavirus crisis. 

Check back here for new articles, downloads, and videos curated from central sources of information in the industry. 

Best Practices for Remote Work During a Disaster

Whether you have a part-time work-from-home policy or not, few of them will have ever worked 100% from home before, and the transition can be jarring. 

Policies and procedures should be implemented as quickly as possible at the management level to keep employees engaged and teams in sync. That means:

  1. Overcommunication - Implement tools that facilitate constant communication between everyone, wherever they are working. You won’t realize how much teams rely on a quick jog down the hall for a 10-minute standup until they can’t do it. Encourage an abundance of communication, and provide guidance on which tools should be used for which forms of communication. When everyone is remote, it’s easy for messages to cross paths on different platforms. Determine now if you’ll primarily use email, Slack, Teams, or project management tools to track messages on your current projects. 
  2. Facilitate Down Time - Remote work can lead to loneliness in normal circumstances, but it’s worse when your employees quite literally cannot leave the house. Setup channels in your communications tools for fun, non-work related conversations. Kick-off meetings with lighter fare. Loosen up and allow employees to stay engaged with one another now that they can’t directly interact. 
  3. Understand Work Styles - Everyone works differently. It’s difficult to see that in the office when everyone is working in the same ecosystem. But online, it will become more apparent as some people grow much quieter on conference calls, others provide scarce details in their emails, and others still go radio silent for hours or days before providing massive updates. Management should take these into account and not try to force everyone into the same structure if it’s not a good fit, while at the same time ensuring ample communication between team members. 
  4. Turning Off - Work-life boundaries can be difficult to manage in normal times. Weeks and potentially months stuck at home could obliterate them. While you can’t make your employees turn off the computer, encourage healthy habits and downtime where appropriate.  
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