Despite the mixed messages circulating throughout the media (and from our politicians), most would now agree that the threat of Coronavirus has become real and the depth of the threat is concerning.
It’s obvious to almost everyone that readiness is imperative and we’re hearing stories every hour about large companies now running network preparation tests for remote workers – even universities proactively choosing online classes for all students. It’s amazing to see the ingenuity and agility of American and global business people.
How about Information Technology? How ready are we? What obstacles remain that could or should be quickly tackled?
I implore you to read this recent Wired article, written by my friend and industry peer, Kyle Wiens:
The Right to Repair Will Help Us Endure Outbreaks
As the coronavirus disrupts the global supply chain, the ability to fix our stuff is key to our resilience
If you’re willing to help drive Right to Repair legislation in this country, the states that are most likely to take action in the next few weeks are:
I’m told that the BEST thing business owners (or IT professionals) can do is to personally meet with their legislators in their District (home) office and ask them to help drive Right to Repair, as constituents. They really do want to hear from their constituents! However, if you’re not a business owner (or IT professional), find the state of your residence in the list above, click the link and follow the instructions to inform your specific legislators of your support for “Right to Repair” legislation. These links and corresponding instructions make it very easy!
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