Mar 18, 2020

COVID-19: Aspera Supports our Global IT Community

As the impact of the corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic touches all of us around the world, we at Aspera understand that this is an unprecedented time of uncertainty. Our hearts and thoughts go out to each of you in our global IT community.

We take our responsibility as a global technology leader very seriously and are closely monitoring the situation to ensure our commitment to providing you with the products and services on which your businesses depend.

Steadfast focus on health and safety

Our top priority is to protect the safety and meet the needs of our employees, our partners and our global family of customers. This means both delivering the highest quality of professional service and supporting the well-being of our extended global community.

In light of the most recent news and announcements from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we have implemented precautionary measures across our organization and are following all country and technical guidelines.

Mandated remote workplace

Effective immediately, all employees without a business need for presence will work from home until further notice.

Aspera has always offered work flexibility for many employees, so our teams are well prepared to adapt to a remote workplace environment. Aspera will offer increased flexibility to working parents due to the closure of schools and child daycares.

Employees that are unable to do home office are asked to maintain a safe distance of at least six feet between each other at work, and to not congregate in any public areas. All offices will continue to be sanitized and deep-cleaned regularly.

All employees must keep their encrypted work laptop with them to be prepared for sudden travel bans or quarantine measures. As these measures are based on existing infrastructure and processes, all legal and contractual requirements such as information security and data protection controls are already incorporated.

Travel restrictions

All non-essential business travel is cancelled. Management approval is required for any new travel booking until further notice. Business travel is banned to high-risk areas.

Travelers returning from the specified countries in Europe should stay home for 14 days after returning from travel, monitor their health, and practice social distancing.

Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19

With daily changes to what we know about this disease, it’s important to rely on trustworthy news information. Please refer to this Washington Post article to see how you can flatten the curve to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

According to the World Health Organization, other everyday preventative actions you can do to keep yourself and families healthy include:

  • Washing your hands frequently with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Maintaining social distancing of at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and others.
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Practicing respiratory hygiene by covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Dispose of the used tissue immediately.
  • Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention early and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

As much of the world shifts to working remotely for the time being, companies rely on software more than ever. Aspera is here to help you organize and manage your software assets.

Please rest assured that we are confident in our continued ability to deliver industry leading Software Asset Management products, services and support during this difficult time.

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