In light of the CoViD-19 outbreak, nations went into lockdown to prevent the spread of the virus amongst populations. The sudden change meant that enterprise operations came to a staggering halt with the absence of most of their workforce. Presently, quarantine measures are in reversal mode, and businesses are allowed to operate with stipulations . To work with effectiveness, however, companies must ensure the safety of its employees and customers against the corona virus. And for this purpose, most firms deploy manual contact tracing, a process that is seen as slow and prone to errors due to human refusal for contact.
While most companies utilize Bluetooth tracking apps such as Apple-Google’s contact tracing function, it is not always effective in ensuring human accountability. A commendable hurdle this causes for companies is the inability to accurately pinpoint an individual that might have been in proximity with someone who has tested positive, and the places they might have visited thereafter. Another challenge is the prompt diagnosis and self-isolation of a person that may have contracted the disease.
So then how does a company create a clean environment for its staff and visitors?
The magazine portrays those technology vendors that offer comprehensive digital applications for contact tracing and social distancing practices to be initiated and followed at enterprises. As enterprises begin to make a comeback to normalcy, these solutions assist in creating response plans that allow for constant adaptation, innovation and communication amongst employees and visitors at business facilities. This approach allows companies to easily find individuals that may have been subject to the infectious disease, and also accurately trace their steps. Effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19, these solutions can also detect other seasonal diseases such as flu that can also be devastating to an organization or academic institution.
In this edition of Government CIO Outlook, we are proud to present our “Top 10 Contact Tracing and Social Distancing Solution Providers - 2020.”