It has been a week since the government officially announced a community quarantine in all of Luzon due to COVID-19. People are instructed to stay inside their homes in hopes to control the virus transmission and prevent the numbers from increasing. This change might be sudden, but it is undeniable that the economy is already experiencing drastic repercussions due to this global crisis.
What keeps the national economy afloat are the businesses that were taken at home. Remote work is now more than an employee perk as it seems to be the only option that prevents operations from ceasing and helps in promoting business continuity even in these unusual times. The challenge, however, is finding the right strategy to effectively implement the setup to ensure productivity and orchestrated communication among employees.
“In essence, good communication is a constant need. Right now, we need to unite and find ways on how to always keep in touch with everyone,” said Kit Andal, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, Country Manager, Philippines. “This is where technology comes into play. Now that companies are currently in a remote work setup, it is technology that enables them to easily adapt to the situation. More importantly, it enables teams to be on the same page and keep things moving,” he added.
Companies must equip its employees with innovative tools to help them efficiently carry out their tasks. The ease of use of such tools is also significant to allow maximum productivity and make the experience as natural as possible. It is also recommended to invest in cost-effective, functional, and highly collaborative platform since emails, group chats, online meetings, audio and video calls and conference will be the cornerstone to impactful remote work.
Enterprise-grade platforms such as the Alcatel-Lucent Rainbow powers employees to work reach peak performance even at home. The Alcatel-Lucent Rainbow™ is a cloud-based communication and collaboration platform that is most suited to maintaining effective business continuity for companies working remotely from safe locations.
Proudly made by the European leader in connected mobile communications, the Alcatel-Lucent Rainbow is built with leading-edge technology that is highly compatible to home or mobile devices. Important interactions with clients or customers will not be missed as incoming calls to one’s office number can be routed to the landline or handheld phones and can also be easily transferred with one click.
Aside from routing calls, the platform is also optimal for high-quality video meetings and screen sharing, ideal for performance reports, group brainstorming, seamless presentations to prospects online, and other tasks that needs audio-visual communication.
The Alcatel-Lucent Rainbow is also a fail-safe environment for customer data. It is ISO-27001 certified and GDPR compliant, meaning that it upholds the strictest and highest standards in cloud security and management.
“The platform is designed to, if not mimic, be at par with the richness and quality of face-to-face or natural interactions,” said Andal. “We created this product to remove the pain points of online communication, and capably support the users so they can work and collaborate more efficiently,” he added.
Though certain events are truly unpredictable, it still pays forward to plan and prepare ahead. Embracing the power of technology enables us not just to foresee future opportunities but allows us to combat unplanned crisis by quickly adapting in the present.
The Alcatel-Lucent Rainbow™ is now being offered with 3 months free Enterprise license to support local businesses greatly affected by the impact of COVID-19.