What ELBO is doing, and what kinds of IT challenges Sioux Falls businesses now face
Nothing matters more to us at ELBO Computing than the well-being of the families of our employees and our clients. We want to briefly update you on how we are following the guidance of public health experts like the World Health Organization (WHO) and government agencies like the CDC to help our community, especially the most vulnerable among us, to stay as safe as possible.
In the days leading up to the declaration of national emergency concerning the spread of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, we were already setting in motion operational plans for self-isolation and social distancing. All but a handful of the ELBO team are currently working from home, and we are limiting our on-site presence at client locations to only the most needful circumstances. As a Sioux Falls-area employer and business services provider, we take our responsibilities to our people and partners seriously. To that end, we are continuously monitoring state and local updates on our situation.
As the nation and the world grapple with uncertainty regarding the days ahead, we at ELBO remain dedicated to keeping your business technology operational and secure. This kind of upheaval creates opportunities that cybercriminals are eager to exploit. Continue to practice good cybersecurity hygiene. Analysts have seen a sharp rise in threats such as
Cyberattacks on vital agencies like the United States Department of Health and Human Services
Phishing emails that play on the fear of the coronavirus by spoofing well-known organizations like the World Health Organization
Malicious virus-tracking maps that infect online users trying to stay on top of the virus’s spread
We will continue working diligently with your business to keep your IT, whether at the office or in your employees’ homes, operating from a position of security and strength. If you are considering transitioning to a work-from-home environment, are in the process or have already done so and need any advice, assistance or additional support, please let us know. We are here to help.
From all of us at ELBO, stay healthy and be well.