25 March 2020
ACS, the association for IT professionals, today released its top ten tips for small businesses wanting to work from home.
Social distancing is a key strategy to flattening the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) infection trend, limiting the potential for the virus to spread so that the most vulnerable in our communities have the best access to Australia’s world leading health system.
The fact sheet contains 10 tips for businesses that do not have a history of working from home with the basic steps required to maximise working from home arrangements over a three-month timeline.
ACS President Dr Ian Oppermann said “following the meeting of the National Cabinet yesterday, the advice has been unequivocal – businesses are strongly encouraged to work from home where you can do that.”
“Public health must be our primary objective in combating COVID-19. The secondary objective after must be keeping the economy strong and consequently to save jobs. Any loss of skills, capacity or capability from the Australian economy will lead to a slowdown coming out of the current economic volatility, and that will impact living standards. We wanted to play our part by enabling small business to prioritise health, and keep their businesses going in unprecedented times.”
The fact sheet covers sharing your business plans and approach to minimising COVID-19 risk with your customers, documenting your chain of command, prioritising load testing your network for remote access, solutions to ramp up internet bandwidth at a team member’s home, collaboration tools to maximise efficiency working remotely, cyber security hygiene, and backup plans.
The fact sheet is available on the ACS website www.acs.org.au
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ACS is the professional association for Australia's technology sector. More than 43,000 ACS members work in business, education, government and the community. ACS exists to create the environment and provide the opportunities for members and partners to succeed.
The Society strives for technology professionals to be recognised as drivers of innovation in our society, relevant across all sectors, along with promoting the formulation of effective policies on technology and related matters. Visit www.acs.org.au for more information.