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17 March 2020
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) policy update

Technology Management is closely following the Public Health England (PHE) advice relating to COVID-19. The health, safety and well-being of our team, their families, clients, suppliers and local community is and always will continue to be our top priority.

As a result, we have implemented working from home with immediate effect for all staff. As well as, protecting anyone who has any underlying vulnerability or travels by public transport, it will ensure that we don't all get infected together and hopefully flatten the curve across all of our teams, thereby protecting our service to you.

For further details, please read:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Policy

Working from home with Microsoft Teams

We were an early adopter of remote working technology and specifically Microsoft Teams and it was in daily use long before the current crisis. We can use it quickly and reliably, at our desks, in our meeting rooms, in our cars and most importantly currently, from our homes.

It’s a daily, if not hourly, occurrence to have video calls to communicate with anyone we need to wherever they are. Our established policy of turning on cameras ensure that the 55% of communication that’s visual, is fully maintained.

If you’ve yet to start using Teams, Microsoft has responded to the COVID-19 crisis by enabling a six month trial version of Teams free of charge. Most of you, will already have it as part of Office 365.

We have prioritised our technical team to help our clients to get Teams working for them. We can suggest headsets and cameras which range from just a few pounds each to the most capable. This Thursday, we are hosting a free Customer Workshop on how you can begin to make the transition to Microsoft Teams if you would like to join us.

I'm sure you will agree, this is an unprecedented situation. May I take this opportunity to wish that you stay safe and request you please get in touch if you believe we can be of any assistance.