In August, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posted recommendations for businesses and employers to plan and respond to the 2009-2010 influenza season. It is anticipated this flu season could have a significant impact on business continuity; it is recommended that all people infected with influenza should stay home and away from the workplace. COLUMBUS, OH, October 07, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ — In August, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posted recommendations for businesses and employers to plan and respond to the 2009-2010 influenza season. It is anticipated this flu season could have a significant impact on business continuity; it is recommended that all people infected with influenza should stay home and away from the workplace. After analyzing the CDC’s recommendations, Logicalis, a leading high-performance technology solutions provider, realized it is in a unique position to help businesses create a readiness plan that will allow them to deploy the appropriate technologies to execute a pandemic influenza response plan.
Employers are encouraged to plan now for how they will operate if there is significant absenteeism from infected workers. It’s important for businesses to recognize that family members and children of employees may get sick. This could require them to stay home from work because children will be unable to go to school. With the spread of the influenza virus, schools are sending children home who show even the slightest symptoms, and parents will be forced to stay home with sick children. Therefore, businesses should prepare to establish policies and practices such as flexible worksites and flexible work hours. Employers are also encouraged to ensure the information technology and infrastructure needed to support multiple workers who may be able to work from home is available. Logicalis offers several services to specifically address the CDC’s concerns, and meet the needs a company will have to enable remote worksites.
Remote Monitoring – In case the IT staff takes a significant hit from influenza, Logicalis can quickly deploy remote monitoring of the customer environment under a short-term contract- monitoring the IT system and ensuring it operates smoothly.
VPN – Logicalis’ master certified networking team can create a plan to ensure companies have a VPN technology rollout plan. This allows businesses to easily give remote or homebound employees access to the corporate network, securely from their home PC.
Portal – Deploying an employee portal is an effective solution to enable communication with remote employees and execute emergency information and plans.
Remote e-mail – Most companies rely on e-mail as a strategic communication method between internal and external customers. Remote and Web enabled e-mail will ensure this communication method remains an efficient business practice.
Unified Communication- Implementing unified communications will allow employees’ work desks to follow them wherever they go. When a client calls, the UC system will know where employees are and ensure you receive that important call.
For more information about how Logicalis’ technical solutions can help your business prepare for this influenza season, please visit http://www.us.logicalis.com/flu.
Logicalis is an international provider of high-performance technology solutions. With more than 1,500 people worldwide, Logicalis delivers smart solutions based on specific needs, not the latest IT trend. Logicalis provides options, direction and support to more than 6,500 corporate and public sector customers. The company attributes its success to the everyday positive experiences with its customers and strategic partners such as IBM, HP an, d Cisco.
Logicalis has annualized revenues in excess of $1 billion, from operations in the UK, US, Germany and Latin America. Logicalis is a division of Datatec Limited (LSE/JSE:DTC), a $4 billion multi-national organization listed on the AIM market of the LSE and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. With more than 30 offices in the United States, the company’s U.S. headquarters are in Bloomfield Hills, MI. For more information about the Logicalis experience, visit http://www.us.logicalis.com.
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