An international outbreak of an infectious disease is probably the last thing a company’s owners and managers want to think about. But as the current COVID-19 outbreak demonstrates, it happens. And a failure to prepare can devastate a business. And while you can’t prevent an event like the COVID-19 outbreak from happening, there are some things companies can do to increase the chances of weathering the storm. Ensuring compliance efforts are uninterrupted for both your domestic and international entities during this worldwide crisis is crucial for the future success of your business. Below are six steps that can help any business in the U.S. and abroad survive the current COVID-19 crisis and any future crises that may occur.
For many of us, the “new normal” involves working from home (WFH). Sounds like a fun idea until you look around your house and find that it is, indeed, a home and may not be equipped with all the office amenities we are all used to!
As the world goes digital, your customers are working toward increased agility and speed by switching to the cloud. Large enterprises are building and managing private cloud resources internally as well as developing complex multi-cloud environments. Small and midsize businesses (SMBs), on the other hand, are busy forming critical partnerships with managed service providers as they generally lack the resources to go it alone.
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First and foremost, our thoughts go out to everyone impacted by the virus. Like many other businesses – we have shifted to a “work-from-home” model for the time being, and we believe that these unprecedented challenges will dramatically shift the way many businesses work in the future, long after the passing of this crisis.
Independent software vendors (ISVs) and developers have a lot on their plate when it comes to anticipating their clients’ needs. Everything from onboarding processes to regulatory compliance requires careful attention, meaning less obvious details can occasionally fall through the cracks.
New research from Globalization Partners Inc reveals more than 90 percent of employees working for a global organization describe their companies as diverse. Now more than ever, strong communication practices are essential as remote working becomes a necessity.
To help retail IT VARs and ISVs effectively deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, the RSPA has produced several pieces of channel-focused content including a webinar on Communication Guidelines with Employees and Customers during this crisis. The 57-minute session featured insights from RSPA Legal Counsel Bob Goldberg and RSPA Board Chairperson Chelsey Paulson, who works full-time as the Human Resources Director at VAR North Country Business Products.
RSPA members Brett Bennett, the President of VAR POSitive Technology and ISV OpSuite, and Chris Rumpf, the owner of VAR/ISV Flyght, provide examples of COVID-related messages they delivered to their employees and their merchants.
In this article, software developer executives from the RSPA Niche & Startup ISV Community offer guidance for addressing customer issues, VAR issues, staff issues, and general business issues during the pandemic.