Guest Column | March 23, 2020

Life Changes Fast: How to Think about the Post-Corona World

By Joshua Oakes, IT Glue

Coronavirus Globe

History tells us that when major events occur, the course of human history pivots. Right now, we are seeing an unprecedented disruption to businesses and daily lives. In the short term, it’s all about survival—making sure you have the cash flow to make payroll and keep the lights on. But in the long run, you can use this crisis as an opportunity to be an early mover on some of the changes that will be occurring in the IT business. The best MSPs will think of opportunities that others aren’t thinking of—ideas that will power the future of your business.

Here are some thoughts to get you started.

Solutions to Problems You Never Knew You Had

Let’s say you’re faced with an unusual situation, say, a complete lack of toilet paper in the stores. How do you solve that? Well, either a) you drive all over town swiping squares from Mickey D’s and buying up every roll you can find, or b) you find ways to use less toilet paper. For example, if you install a Japanese toilet, you will cut your toilet paper usage substantially. But you might not think about that until you have a toilet paper shortage.

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