COVID-19 Contact Tracing

COVID-19 Contact Tracing

COVID-19 is affecting industries and sectors across the globe. Governments now require contact tracing as they placing restrictions on social gatherings and meeting in public places.

Plans are being put in place for customers to be asked to register in advance on check-in as they arrive at bars, malls, restaurants, and retail outlets to aid the reopening of the economy. We developed a guest registration system for contact tracing to help with the containment of the coronavirus.

How Does it Help with Contact Tracing?

Our system allows for users to register themselves quickly and safely, as they enter an establishment using the following steps

    1. User registers onto the Wi-Fi Network
    2. An SMS is sent to their phone
    3. SMS voucher is shown to a member of staff as prove of client registration and allowed entry

What’s Registered?

The registration includes the date and time of a guest’s entry, their full name, address, phone, and email address. Once the guest has registered a unique code is sent via SMS with a timestamp and validation period to show to staff.

What about GDPR?

To comply with data protection rules all data is automatically deleted after 21 days.

We deliver innovative cloud solutions that solve real business problems such as contact tracing. Let us help you gain the resilience, agility and create a competitive advantage to thrive. Get in touch.

COVID-19 Safe Occupancy

COVID-19 Social Occupancy

Real-time visual of social occupancy during this pandemic is vital to help protect customers and staff. Our solution utilizes Wi-Fi to ensure COVID-19 compliance. We do this by measuring, monitoring, predicting, alerting and notifying of potential non-compliant gatherings, or social distancing breaches in physical venues and outdoor locations.

It enables the business to use customer location data from the cloud-managed network to make defined business decisions and increased understanding of footfall to their locations. Businesses can now find out where visitors locate and spend most of their time instore, and how they move within specific locations.

How Does it Help with Social Occupancy?

Our solution uses both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth data to create a detailed overview of all your locations. Data collection includes:

  • Footfall overview and trends
  • Footfall by internal location
  • Device Types
  • Dwell times
  • User tracking in real-time
  • Location heat-maps
  • Return rates

This will tremendously help with:

  • Analysing where most of the customers bunch up in order to put barriers or separation stickers
  • Control groups of people
  • Alert when there are too many people inside at any given time
  • Use the data for other business benefits

We deliver innovative cloud solutions that solve real business problems especially ones which come out of nowhere such as keeping tabs on your establishment’s social occupancy. Let us help you gain the resilience, agility and create a competitive advantage to thrive. Get in touch.

Transform Endpoint Management and Security with Microsoft 365


Microsoft 365 unified endpoint management (UEM) is the most secure, flexible approach to managing Windows 10 and other mobile devices in your modern workplace. Combining the strengths of Microsoft Intune and System Center Configuration Manager, it is the simplest way to cloud-connect your existing management infrastructure and reduce overall complexity, empowering end user productivity and enhancing device security. Contact us to learn how you can keep your data and employees’ mobile devices secure with Microsoft 365.

Cloud Computing

How Cloud Technology is Helping us Get Through COVID-19

What does the Future Hold for Businesses

So much has changed during the COVID-19 outbreak where working remotely has ended up, you can say, the only option to learn, work and relax for both individuals and organisations. Organisations who had already invested in cloud technologies had an early lead advantage to getting their employees to become a remote workforce and to work on their teleworking adoption mentality. Also, those organisations that had not previously invested quickly found a budget to immediately migrate to the cloud.

What does this mean? Cloud technology abruptly positioned itself as the ‘go-to’ business continuity solution for all types of organisations, big or small. The question now is, will the affected industries and sectors remain with this concept of remote working or will they go back to old habits.

Cloud Technology pushing us through COVID-19

Manage and Diversifying Risk

The concept of cloud technology, for those who adopt and implement it, is to eliminates the dependency of physical data centres which host servers, switches, firewalls, etc… in order to all the proper management and upkeep of infrastructure, data, and applications in real-time, wherever you are located. This in turn has the direct benefit of not requiring IT administrators to be on-site to check, maintain and monitor networks and servers. This helps comply with governments requests to keep people safe and adhere to social distancing whilst allows for businesses to operate to continue to operate without the need of having their staff within the office.

Enabling Remote Work

If there was one good thing to come out of this pandemic is that the adoption of remote working was exponentially accelerated which allowed organisation who had been contemplating about moving the cloud but where unsure, to actually do it. They may now evaluate and compare their business efficiency and operations, before and after COVID, to take the decision on how to move forward with the remote workforce initiative from here on.

What does the Future Hold?

Tried and Tested

Cloud-enabled companies now have the practical experience of how a global disaster can affect their business and are now better prepared and equipped to weather any future interruptions and recover from them. With that said, apart from recover point, cloud-enabled organisation are now even better positioned to recover faster giving them a competitive advantage.

Digital Transformation…Now

The global widespread adoption of cloud technologies due to COVID-19 for remote work has opened a world of opportunity for them to properly investigate and invest in digital transformation technologies. This means that each and every business now has the opportunity to position themselves as the other world-leading organisations who use cloud technology to gain a business edge.

The new Norm of Remote Working

Organisations are now intending to shift some or most of their on-site employees to become remote workers passed COVID-19. The amount of money which may be saved by enterprises on rent of office space for both their staff and data centres, as well as time spent for their employees to commute is not something to be ignored.

Proof that you need to put in place new types of Business Continuity Plans

Now, more than ever, companies who either didn’t have a business continuity plan (BCP) or had gaps in there BCP have had a cold slap of reality and have taken the initiative of creating and updating their BCP.

The traditional thinking that a BCP is only in place to perform backups is something that has been recently realised. Backups are used to perform a one-time fix to a disaster, however, COVID19 proved that disasters may sometime take longer than a couple of days but will last months, if not years. Therefore, backups alone will not cut is and thus why organisations are looking into cloud technologies to implement a proper and robust BCP.  

Business continuity plans of the future will include a cloud-based remote access infrastructure that can be scaled up on the fly to support an entire workforce when needed. They should have relationships managed services partners that can help businesses handle increased IT operational workload so they can stay focused on their immediate business needs.

We are Here to Help

If you need help getting your business into the cloud quickly, enabling remote work, mitigating the risks of offshore outsourcing or reinforcing your business continuity plan with the agility of Azure and Office 365 technologies — our team is here to help. Get in touch to schedule a call today.

COVID-19: Don’t let it hinder your business

COVID-19 GRANT SCHEME

On the 16th March 2020, Malta Enterprise issued a guideline document and an application form under the Business Development and Continuity Scheme to facilitate employers providing teleworking arrangements to their employees who can carry out their work from their residence. The call shall support employers to invest in technology that enable teleworking and to partially cover the costs of teleworking solutions.

ELIGIBILITY

The call is open to all undertakings irrespective of size and sector. The support will be given to employers who incur eligible teleworker expenses pursuant to a teleworker agreement.

GRANT VALUE

The grant is limited up to €500 per teleworking agreement and €4,000 per undertaking and is in the form of a cash grant.

ELIGIBLE EXPENSES

The grant shall be awarded against 45% of the eligible cost which must be incurred after the 1st of March 2020. The following costs are eligible for this cash rebate:

  • Purchasing and/or leasing of computer hardware (included operating systems) which are considered portable including installation and setting up of connectivity software
  • Communication solutions (hardware and software) that allows different users to connect to their place of work (VPN, Point-to-point connection or similar)

HOW CAN WE HELP?

Get in touch to give us the opportunity to discuss the right solution of how we may help you achieve a remote working setup in order for you to become a true modern workplace. Whether its team productivity, collaboration and file sharing or deploying your apps to the cloud for remote access, we may help you achieve this mobility without the trade-off on security.

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Navigating Business 2020 Workshop

On 10th March 2020, Veracloud, together with Bluefort and in collaboration with Microsoft, hosted its first-ever joint event on how business navigation should take place in 2020 with the use of Microsoft 365.

We delved into real-world scenarios to identify:

  • What puts our business’ security and information at risk?
  • How can we lower operational costs and be sure of business continuity?
  • How do we make better business decisions?
  • What can we do to differentiate from our competitors?
  • When will A.I. become affordable and attainable for us?

The event allowed us to give our guests a closer look at how these challenges affect modern business today. In addition, we also shared effective strategies and tools to help navigate through the business journey in 2020.

With the help of Microsoft 365’s offering, our attendees now have the knowledge to achieve the Modern Workplace, therefore, helping their workforce become empowered in the way they conduct their day-to-day operations.

How are they empowered? The Modern Workplace allows its users the opportunity to work:

  • Together – Give every individual the technology to collaborate with colleagues
  • Anywhere – Give your people the tools to work from any location
  • Securely – Protect your systems and devices with robust solutions

In conclusion, we showed how Microsoft 365’s solutions will have an important impact on how an organisation operates. These solutions revolve around 5 unique technology pillars:

  • Productivity – A suite of state-of-the-art office software tools for desktop and mobile
  • Collaboration – Multiple ways to communicate among individuals and teams
  • Security – Robust antivirus, data protection, login security and device protection
  • Analytics – Measure individual team and business performance with machine learning
  • Voice – Online rich voice and video conferencing

For those who did not attend, feel free to reach out to us as we would be more than happy to schedule a one-to-one session to help you achieve the true Modern Workplace.

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We will be at the ICE 2020

Veracloud will be attending this year’s ICE 2020 show in London. Our team will be there to discuss how we may improve your cloud and data centre strategy.

A little bit about ICE 2020. ICE London is the Global Gaming Hub for all B2B industry experts, bringing together 600+ solutions and 35,000+ professionals across all sectors of gaming (4-6 February 2020), ICE London is a complete platform to explore the future of Gaming and continues to be unrivalled as the leading gaming technology event for business growth, development and networking.

We will be at the SiGMA 2019

Veracloud will be attending this years SiGMA 2019 show. Our team will be there to discuss how we may improve your cloud and data centre strategy.

A little bit about SiGMA 2019. Increasing in size, scope, and success over the last 5 years, SiGMA’19 will be the busiest show yet, offering 12,500 delegates the chance to network with leaders in the iGaming industry, strike deals with the biggest brands, engage the leading suppliers, and secure support from the affiliates that matter. The 6th edition of SiGMA will take place between the 27th to 29th November in Malta, visitors from 80+ countries will be creating next-level business opportunities for the global iGaming sector in 2020 and beyond. Positioned at the cutting edge of a very competitive industry, the summit has evolved into the definitive iGaming showcase, operating on both a European and world stage.

Meet Us at the Malta Cyber Security Summit 2019

Veracloud will be attending the Cyber Security Summit 2019. Join us on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, between 8.30 AM and 3.00 PM at the Westin Dragonara Resort in St Julian’s. Our team will be there to discuss how we may improve your cloud and data centre security in your organisation.

The event is organized by Cyber Security Malta in collaboration with the Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation, MITA, the Malta Chamber Of Commerce Enterprise & Industry, and Tech.mt. The goal of the summit is to further educate local professionals and executives about cybersecurity. The summit will promote a government scheme designed to help grow the cybersecurity culture within the local business industry.

Microsoft 2021 Partner of the Year for Malta!

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