Bhavin Turakhia, founder and CEO at Flock, spoke about how a variety of unified collaboration technologies adopted is aiding the employees to stay safe in their home as the COVID-19 virus spreads across the globe.
He said: “Indian organisations across industry verticals have already asked a significant percentage of their workforce to work from home as a short-term measure to tide over the COVID-19 crisis. Nearly half of India’s technology workers – estimated at 3 million – are working remotely to contain the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.
“However, in India, remote working is at a nascent stage and comes with its share of challenges. In the last couple of weeks, we have seen Indian enterprises of all sizes — large, mid-sized and small – take some or the other measure to ensure that their teams can work from home seamlessly. In such a situation, where a major percentage of the workforce is not working from the office, IT security is critical considering the large amounts of confidential data that employees carry home with them.
“Hence, the first and foremost step is to use a secure workplace collaboration platform that enables seamless communication across teams. Flock is an all-in-one, secure solution that takes care of your organisation’s messaging, email, calendar, videoconferencing, screen and file sharing, and productivity needs. The platform also helps companies gauge what processes can and cannot be done remotely.
“As work from home becomes more and more mainstream, we are gradually seeing a shift in consumer behavior, from an increased interest towards remote work to how the Flock platform can be beneficial in this transition.”