By now you not only have heard of the Coronavirus or COVID-19 as it’s known everywhere else, but are probably living and working a far different lifestyle than you were 2 months ago. These changes have affected our day to day business and how we approach the world and our products. As soon as President Trump announced a national state of emergency in March, we got to work at Foose Industries. Being a small technology business, we have the knowledge, equipment and skills needed to leverage our systems and products to not only better pour business but to help the world in the fight with COVID-19. On March 15th 2020 we re-tasked all of our servers to aid in the distributed computing effort facilitated by folding@home to aid researchers in their work with COVID-19. While this was an unexpected shift in operations, we were able to pull it off in under 2 hours. So far we have been online and running computations for researchers for the last month!

While this was an unexpected shift in operations, we were able to pull it off in under 2 hours. So far we have been online and running computations for researchers for the last month!

I thinks it’s important to also note that our infrastructure has remained just as secure as it was before we joined the distributed computing effort and even though we reduced some operation capacity from our product support systems to the COVID-19 research effort, we still have plenty of overhead capacity and are still operating smoothly.

A Remote Life

One of the primary themes of this blog is to capture elements of both business and consumer technology and educate both parties on uses and differences of a particular technology. One thought that came to mind while putting together this post now that most of the country is working remotely, this really brings together both consumer and business technology as a lot of people are using everyday applications and devices that they are familiar with for business uses now.

For more information on VPNs, see https://fooseindustries.home.blog/2019/12/31/something-about-vpns/

In this day and age most of our business and customers do a large number of tasks online, for the most part we have been ready for this, not only have we revised our current infrastructure and implemented new processes to support the new “Remote work” and “Remote service” environment, but we have dedicated permanent resources to support this as it’s here to stay. Yes, remote work is here to stay, while not entirely a new concept going forward our infrastructure and client programs will be geared towards this and offer more automation to supplement an already robust platform and dynamic customer support program.

Yes, remote work is here to stay, while not entirely a new concept going forward our infrastructure and client programs will be geared towards this and offer more automation to supplement an already robust platform and dynamic customer support program.

Future

As the future is always uncertain we can look to our past to help determine and shape what the future will be like. From what I’ve seen the last few months I’m certain that no matter what challenges the future holds we can face them with a certainty to overcome and improve to ensure that there will be more challenges ahead. As always Foose Industries is ready to face the challenges of the future head on and to anticipate to stay one step ahead to build tomorrow thru technology!

IF

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