At a time when it seems as though the world is coming apart, tech companies around the globe are working to not only hold it together but also do good. From a video conference with colleagues at home to rapid home delivery of nearly anything, our world is relying on technology more than ever. There is tremendous stress on high-tech OEMs and medical device manufacturers to continue supporting their customers with spare parts, technical services and field engineers. Amid the chaos though, many high-tech companies are finding ways to help on the front lines. There are hundreds if not thousands of amazing examples. Here are a few from tech companies.
Communication and Collaboration
How do you collaborate and learn together when you can’t be in the same room? Remote learning, meetings, and group collaboration tools make it possible.
Donations and Diversions
Support isn’t just coming in the form of technology services. Tech companies are supporting their communities with cash donations and free or reduced-cost services.
Education and Expertise
The best things about the Internet and social media — the ease of connection and communication — can also be the most dangerous in a crisis. That’s why search engines and social media companies are working to push fact-based information to the top of search results and social media.
Meanwhile, education technology companies are opening their platforms to provide free educational resources for students. TechForLearners.org maintains a searchable database of education resources for both K-12 and higher education.
The Service Supply Chain
Technology helps us maintain connections to friends, family, and coworkers without leaving home. However, technology alone can’t do everything. Warehouse workers, repair technicians, logistics and spare parts managers, delivery drivers, and trade compliance professionals play important roles in a global service supply chain that supports everyone. Let’s pay tribute to these unsung heroes who make it possible for others to self-isolate and maintain social distance.
On behalf of the entire logistics and supply chain community, we know that many companies and their employees are struggling to deal with these unprecedented challenges. Amid the disruption and chaos, there is opportunity.
Flash Global is honored to serve many high-tech companies so they can do what they do best — keep the world’s critical infrastructure running. Our staff is proud of the work that we’re doing to make a difference.
We salute everyone who is giving their all to keep the world turning, and we’re here to help in any way we can.