One of the main problems that arises with having to work from home is a lack of computers to work with. Most of the time, companies try to resolve this issue by allowing their employees to work from their home computers, hoping that they will be able to get the job done with those. Alternatively, the company will purchase a huge number of laptops as quickly as possible and set those up according to the company’s requirements.
When work and entertainment all move online, then it not only puts people’s patience to the test, but also technology. When children had to start online schoolwork and parents remote work on Monday, then it became clear quite quickly that the creators of existing systems were not prepared for such a sudden load increase. Since the virus is affecting all countries, then not even the biggest service providers were safe – not only was eKool in Estonia experiencing technical difficulties for a short while, but even Microsoft’s teamwork solution Teams and its messaging platform were affected.