Keeping your company operational and your employees productive
The companies that will survive the Covid-19 crisis and indeed flourish are those that will adapt to new ways of working and operating.
27 March, 2020 by
Keeping your company operational and your employees productive
Smart Information Technologies Limited, Barry Bullen

We are all experiencing exponential challenges to keep our businesses operational and enabling our employees to work safely from home whilst maintaining business continuity.  

At Smart IT our mission has always been to deliver better, agile and efficient ways of working to our client – to ultimately help them work smarter. We now find ourselves in a world where we have to work differently, and quickly.  

Cloud computing and the hosting of your key business applications in the cloud has enabled businesses to be flexible and adapt quickly to these changes which have been imposed.

In the last week alone, we’ve delivered some great solutions to our client base including:

  • We’ve helped a number of our customers set up homeworking. It included rigorous security controls to allow staff to use personal devices for work because they hadn’t got enough laptops along with managing bandwidth issues.

  • We’ve scaled up e-commerce systems to cope with unprecedented demand.

  • We’ve ensured literally hundreds of employees can work from home by scaling up server infrastructure and setting up VPNs to connect remote workers to enterprise networks. A virtual private network provides a direct connection as if the remote device were connected to the company’s LAN. The encrypted communications cannot be spied upon by the user’s home ISP and can prevent a ‘man-in-the-middle’ type attack.

  • We’ve delivered user support for clients using devices remotely.


To help you we’ve pulled a shortlist of tools that can help your business work more productively quickly and cost-effectively…

Odoo Applications

Odoo business solutions are a suite of fully joined-up system applications to help companies optimise the way they operate. Odoo’s integrated software technology is a highly affordable business productivity solution for any industry sector: it can transform processes, efficiency and capabilities for mid-sized SMEs with ambitious growth plans.

Smart IT’s knowledge and expertise in business process development using Odoo ERP technology has already helped improve productivity and performance across many industry fields and sectors. We are ready to do the same for you.

Odoo is still free for one app. Whether you need a document management system, an electronic signature app, a website, a CRM, ... you can start at

Tools for remote working collaboration tools


Slack, has a free-to-play business model and is best placed to help home workers quickly recreate the sort of in-person chat they had in the office.


The project management software lets teams arrange and assign tasks, track wider project progress, and build workflows for repeated jobs.


The app lifted its limit on free accounts as a response to the crisis, and theoretically supports up to 1,000 participants in a single meeting.

Cisco Webex

Webex Meetings offers integrated audio, video, and content sharing with highly secure web meetings from the Cisco Webex cloud. Monthly more than 130 million professionals rely on Webex to work remotely.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a unified communication and collaboration platform that combines workplace chat, video meetings, file storage (including collaboration on files), and application integration.

If you are interested to understand more about how Smart IT can help your business become agile and mobile, please don't hesitate to contact us.

We’re ready to help.

Keeping your company operational and your employees productive
Smart Information Technologies Limited, Barry Bullen 27 March, 2020
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