Good Monday morning, everybody. Craig Peterson here. I was on with Jack Heath this morning. We discussed the Coronavirus, Covid-19, the different tools that can be used for remote work and the security issues that businesses are facing during these quarantines. Here we go with Jack.
These and more tech tips, news, and updates visit – CraigPeterson.com
Automated Machine Generated Transcript:
Unlike stay quarantined for a couple of weeks, what do they say? Justin 12 days, 14 days come self-quarantine,
something like that. Yeah. And I think the worry is
that’s going to be impactful on the economy.
Yeah, I think that Yeah. I don’t think anybody’s panicking, per se and nobody’s telling anybody
I know some who are.
Now I don’t think that’s the case. At least not in this country in other countries. You see it because it’s more widespread in other countries. But the issue is, if the same number of people got the Covid-19 has got the flu, then you would see, you know, what was three and a half percent death rate right now that wouldn’t be the same. If more people got it, but you’re looking at, you know, way more people dying. If this spread is real.
I’m not saying it’s not there. It’s just fear is not always rational. And there’s a lot of it, for example, you know, like if and I’m using an example from my past years of media, I used to be asked by people, why does the media cover a homicide so much when it only impacts the victim and you know, a handful of people? It’s because it’s dramatic. So, if you had a couple of like, terrible crimes in your town, what do people do? They lock their doors. They take precautions. They react, even if the odds of it happening to them are very few. So, I’m saying I, you know, it’s like any fear factor people get they get nervous. Sure. That’s what’s going to impact a lot in this economy. People are going to postpone things change things to try and not get this and maybe the only way to limit the spread, right.
There’s so much that’s still unknown about it. I think one of the fears that I’m not going to get into it, but the handling of it hasn’t been excellent so far. Hopefully, that changes. I think those factors in as well. Yeah,
Yeah, well, some people, of course. Then other people going on to live their life without any deviation because I tend to think that typically in this time of year, we are pretty well trained, or should be on how not to get The flu. Regular influenza, you know, if you go to the gym, if you go to the pub, wash your hands, if you get sick, do something about it fairly quickly. Don’t try and spread it. These are all things that help but believe it or not, some people forget all right. We’re going to keep it posted. Chuck’s not a great start to start the mock markets. We’ll come back with him in a moment, Craig Peterson, on the Tech Talk side of things, Craig. Good morning to you, sir. How are you?
Hey, good morning. You know, there’s a lot of talk going on right now about working from home. I’ve got a few tips for people. I’ll be doing a Facebook Live or two this week, trying to run through some of these things because there’s so much to consider when it comes to working at home. First off, you’re probably going to want to use some teleconferencing platform. There are many of them out there, but there’s only one that’s secure. And believe it or not, we have some serious issues when it comes to remote workers in most businesses. We will see because of this Major increases in business attacks. So, number one, WebEx, which is made by Cisco. It is a company that I deal with all the time we use it, and we sell it. WebEx made by Cisco is by far the most secure teleconferencing platform. They have WebEx teams that let you work together as teams kind of like Slack, but much more secure. It’s available for free right now, because of the Coronavirus. So have a look at that over WebEx. VPNs are something that many businesses are all of a sudden started using. Then there are these screen sharing desk sharing and Remote Desktop Software people are going to use so they can hop on their computer at work, a great idea. However, it’s going to be a terrible problem for businesses because business computers are usually secure. They’re typically up to date with their networks are protected. When you are putting a VPN in, you’re allowing unprotected computers in the home environment or at the coffee shop, who knows where now you’re letting them direct access to your company’s networks, and it’s going to cause nightmares. There is a lot to know there’s a lot to learn. I’m going to do a couple of free things this week, and I am not selling a darn thing. I will be helping businesses understand more about this. If you are interested you can email me at Craig Peterson dot com if you want to hop on to one or more of those live calls, I’ll do it this week. Even emails are going to be an issue because people are going to be sending them using mobile devices. This, Jack, this is going to be nuts from a security standpoint.
Well, I’m sure, and there’ll be people that always take advantage of people in a tough situation and the other. Still, the other thing too technology will help minimize some of this quarantine cost to the economy because people can, in some cases, work from home. Many many cases today, but you know physical construction, remodeling, hospitality, healthcare, there are other things you can do telemedicine is going to help a lot. But sometimes you need to, and if you’re a healthcare worker, you need to go to the hospital to work. If you’re a work in the restaurant industry, you need to make the food, you need to go clean something if you’re so you, technology will help here, but it won’t solve everything. But Thank you, Craig.
Most businesses are just not ready for it yet, Jack. Take care, Jack.
Craig Peterson with the Tech Talk side of things. You know, many businesses are putting plans together. What happens if one employee tests positive and has to go home? What if they worked in an area near 20 other employees. Do you begin to see multiple effects?
Unknown Speaker 5:46
All right. I wish there were better news in the economy.
Transcribed by https://otter.ai
More stories and tech updates at:
Don’t miss an episode from Craig. Subscribe and give us a rating:
Follow me on Twitter for the latest in tech at:
For questions, call or text: