The Hidden Impact of COVID: Mitigating Tech Issues With a Managed Services Provider

The Hidden Impact of COVID: Mitigating Tech Issues With a Managed Services Provider

Brick-and-mortar stores and companies that rely on paper documentation can be some of the hardest hit by COVID-19. Working with a managed services provider can help these companies keep productivity up in the face of logistics challenges.

As we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused untold damage around the globe. The human cost of this pandemic has been devastating, and those of us who are trying to move forward with some semblance of normalcy face an unending barrage of challenges. Many of these challenges are related to logistics. Administrative delays due to technical problems, quarantine requirements, and office occupancy limits have disrupted processes in every sector, both public and private. While these precautions are designed to keep the public safe and limit the spread of this deadly virus, companies must ensure that they have the policies and technological infrastructure necessary to overcome logistics issues and prevent service delays. Working with a managed services provider is just one way to tackle the challenges associated with COVID-19 in an office setting.

Delay in Deed Recording Causes Problems for Baltimoreans

A recent backlog of unrecorded deeds in Baltimore City is just one example of the significant (and often hidden) impacts of this pandemic on everyday citizens and businesses. The Lakeside Title Company, a valued client of Howard Tech Advisors, is one of many companies facing delays when dealing with the city. These delays are due in part to department shutdowns for COVID-19 cases, city offices adapting to telework, and other COVID-related complications. Some Baltimoreans have been waiting for months for the city to record their deeds and collect taxes, which opens homeowners up to vulnerabilities and slows other real estate processes to a crawl. Unfortunately, delays like this have become common. Many businesses aren’t equipped to handle their regular workload with social distancing protocols in place, and unexpected quarantines can wreak havoc when companies lack an infrastructure that includes remote work. This is just one example of many other situations where the impact of COVID and technology run into physical roadblocks.

The Hidden Impact of COVID: Mitigating Tech Issues With a Managed Services Provider

Working with a managed services provider is an excellent way to face these challenges head-on and find solutions to maximize productivity.

Avoid Similar Delays in Your Business With a Managed Services Provider

While little can be done to mitigate delays in other businesses, working with a managed services provider is an excellent way to ensure that everything runs smoothly within your office. An MSP can help set up in-office networks, maintain an infrastructure that allows for remote work, and ensure that your team has all of the tech tools they need to get things done.

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