March 13, 2020
In this episode we outline a straightforward process and approach which orgnaisations can use to help prepare for restrictions imposed due to the Coronavirus / Covid19 pandemic. In particular when you have no access to your premises.
Approach / Project Phases
1. Analysis - what systems have I got, and how critical are they? How to ask the right questions to determine this.
2. Requirements - what do we need to do, in detail?
3. Delivery - implementation, what are the tasks, who is doing them and by when?
4. Test - make sure everything works as expected.
Remote control software tools
Chrome Remote (free) https://remotedesktop.google.com/
GoToMyPC ($$ paid) https://get.gotomypc.com/
Teamviewer ($$$ paid)
Trello Board - Coronavirus Business Preparation (reusable template)
Other tools worth considering..
Online backup services
Backblaze (paid - I use this) - https://www.backblaze.com/
Make sure you keep a record of all critical system user accounts and passwords. Give at least 2 people the master password. Keep a copy of the password store offsite. Keepass V2 is great - I personally use this and have worked at organisations that use it.
Video conferencing /screen sharing
IP Telephony (instead of landlines)
Search for 'hosted VOIP'
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