Considering letting staff work from home?

Global worries about the Coronovirus may be just what organizations need to kickstart the process.


Global worries about the Coronovirus may be just what organizations need to kickstart the process.

While there is currently no need for alarm in Hawaii or the United States in general, the Coronavirus may be just the boost small businesses need to consider the benefits of remote working.  Since the Coronavirus outbreak and subsequent shutdown of many of mainland China’s business and manufacturing areas, the spotlight is now on different work-from-home options.  This increased interest has spurred more adoption of remote technologies such as video conferencing solutions.  Zoom, one of the leaders in video conferencing, saw a surge in demand following the Chinese shutdown causing a 15% bump in their stock prices.

Working from home


While we don’t need to be concerned about the Coronavirus just yet, local businesses may be able to ride the wave of remote-work innovation.  Using tools available through Microsoft Office 365, it is possible to setup user-friendly communication and collaboration tools to help your business succeed no matter where your staff are working from.

Ready to start working remotely?


Some of the tools that are included with Office 365 that you can immediately leverage to get your staff working remotely are:

Microsoft Teams

  • Chat
  • Video Conferencing
  • Collaboration

Microsoft Sharepoint/OneDrive

  • Cloud-Based File Storage
  • File Sharing
  • Collaboration through multi-user editing

Microsoft Planner

  • Centralized Task Board
  • Workflow and Process

Microsoft Stream

  • On Demand Video/Event Delivery
  • Company-wide meetings

Windows Virtual Desktop

All your applications, anywhere

Accessible from iPads and Phones

VPN & Dial-In Connectivity

Access your office files from anywhere

Direct connection to your office network


How can Tech Partners Hawaii help?

Tech Partners Hawaii has extensive experience assisting businesses with evaluating their current work environment and converting it into a remote-friendly workplace.

Are you interested in learning more?  Send us an email and we’ll have one of our experienced engineers reach out to you to discuss your options.