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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us as a nation to change the way we view normalcy and operate as it pertains to completing daily tasks. Those tasks could range from going to and from work to completing educational assignments and requirements – from a student or educator perspective. Prior to this pandemic, individuals might have been highly susceptible to a linear thought process and may not have given much thought to idea of using remote technology such as Internet of Things (IoT) as an alternative solution. Remote technology such IoT is a relatively new concept for individuals who previously operated in a brick-and-mortar structure type but have now transitioned to a more open and online structure type. Although it has taken some individuals more time to adapt to our new normalcy, other individuals are becoming familiar with IoT and seeing the benefits of this remote technology. IoT bridges the gap between traditional, current, and future communication platforms and formats amid end users, systems, and daily tasks (Masek, Fujdiak, Zeman, Hosek & Muthanna, 2016). Although COVID-19 has shifted our normality, it has not shifted our commitment to move forward and heal as a nation while recognizing the extraordinary accessibility and economic benefits of such technology.
No longer are individuals affiliated with a specific geographical location with limited mobility. Now they have the ability to move freely without feeling restricted by conventional norms, such as reporting to a specific building, desk, or computer. Individuals now have the ability to be associated with spaces that allow them to be more productive and meet deadlines while being physically disconnected from the office yet connected virtually connected to the office. Being virtually connected allows individuals to balance everyday life and remain connected to their families while affording them scheduled opportunities to complete other tasks they might not have a chance to completed (as defined by their telework or remote agreements with their organizations). Navigating through the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be an unnerving event as new cases arise daily. Each new case sends an universal shock wave through our system which also test our faith in humanity. Hence it is very important that all individuals from colleagues and teammates to senior leadership be familiar with remote technologies as a vital and alternate solution for business operations. if this option is not considered as an alternate solution, how prepared will we be when the next big thing happens?
Masek, P., Fujdiak, R., Zeman, K., Hosek, J., & Muthanna, A. (2016, April). Remote networking technology for IT: Cloud-based access for AllJoyn-enabled devices. In 2016 18th Conference of Open Innovations Association and Seminar on Information Security and Protection of Information Technology (FRUCT-ISPIT) (pp. 200-205). IEEE.