Navisite Research Finds More Than One-Third of Companies Caught Unprepared to Support Large-Scale Work-from-Home Model

ANDOVER, Mass., Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —┬áNavisite┬átoday unveiled new research that found more than one-third (36%) of companies were not prepared to support such a large-scale and abrupt transition to a remote workforce, following “shelter-in-place” mandates issued to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As a result, more than half of the organizations polled (51%) experienced IT pains during the transition process, with a subset (29%) reporting they are still facing issues.

Navisite polled more than 100 C-level executives and IT professionals in the U.S. to understand the impact of this massive workforce relocation on business operations. Key findings from the survey include:

  • Before COVID-19, only 14% of companies had more than half of their employees working from home. Post COVID-19, more than 64% of companies have more than half of their workforce remote.
  • 36% of respondents admit their organizations were not prepared for the immediate shift to
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Illegal Worker with Fake Identity caught at Clothing Factory

Ranjit Kumar, aged 36, was jailed for 12 months for using a fake identity to secure a job. The illegal worker had been working at a clothing factory in Leicester.

The Indian national was caught after routine Covid-19 checks were made.

Kumar had visa applications to visit the UK rejected four times but he entered Britain illegally and used a fake ID document to secure a job in a false name.

Officials made a routine check at Singh Clothing Ltd, in Brighton Road, on July 3, 2020, to check the factory was operating in a Covid-19 compliant way.

The prosecutor Elizabeth Dodds said Kumar was stopped by an officer who saw him using a fire exit in order to avoid them. He appeared nervous when questioned.

Kumar produced a Portuguese ID card with his photograph, but in the name of someone else who had genuinely been issued with a visa

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