The focus for this podcast is the New Normal. Not the American Sitcom from eight years ago, but the suggestion that the Covid-19 virus will have a lasting impact on society. Similar previous pandemics such as The Plague or the Black Death caused terminal changes to medieval serfdom and the decline of religion. Will the “inspirationally” named Covid-19 change the country into a utopian vision of a workforce living and working in socially interactive villages with little travelling, or will we revert to pre 2020 lifestyle as soon as we stop being frightened of catching the virus?
The Covid-19 lock-down is causing a massive change in the way we are working. Social Distancing and restricting the spread of the virus means that millions of Britain’s are working from home. How many will still be able to still work in the same fashion after the lockdown will remain to be seen. Certainly, from an environmental and efficiency view, continuing as much home working as possible will be desirable. However, this will have a major impact on the networking requirements for the Public Sector.
The covid pandemic has caused a number of challenges across all sectors of industry. The telecommunications sector has, generally, been less affected that some others. Generally, there is little personal contact required and many roles can operate remotely by staff safely isolating at home. However, the change to the sector’s customers has raised some particular issues for resellers.
In this podcast, Lynne Magennis talks to Ian Fishwick, the Commercial Director at Innopsis, about one issue that surfaced and how he helped deal with it.
With the advent of social distancing, there has been an enormous quantity of new equipment purchased for home workers. Whilst this has boosted the revenue streams for a number of suppliers, the change in work habits will create a glut of equipment, either when people return to work in offices or the office-based equipment if people remain working from home.