How Splashtop Is Responding to the Coronavirus Outbreak
Mark Lee, Co-Founder and CEO, Splashtop
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
— Benjamin Franklin
The COVID-19 coronavirus is a vivid reminder of why we started Splashtop in the first place: to help individuals, businesses, schools, hospitals and other organizations become more flexible by incorporating effective work-at-home solutions into their operations.
We’re all figuring out how best to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. At Splashtop, our first action was to close our office in China; our approximately 20 employees there are currently working productively from home. We’re seeing similar responses by other organizations worldwide, implemented as everything from suggested options to mandated policies.
As leading providers of remote access, collaboration and remote support solutions, we’re better prepared than most to keep our business running with employees working from home. We feel it’s our responsibility in this time of global health crisis to extend that same level of preparedness to other organizations and individuals.
In areas most directly affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus, we are offering our remote access products for free. Elsewhere, we are heavily discounting our products.
Splashtop also will be serving as a more general resource during this challenging time. Please explore our Coronavirus Resource Center for more information.
COVID-19 is what we’re all dealing with now, but it’s far from the only potential disruptor of people’s lives and mobility. Past years have seen similar SARS and MERS outbreaks, and natural disasters or geopolitical conflicts can make it temporarily difficult or impossible for people to go to work, attend school or visit medical facilities.
Easily accessible, affordable remote access can be an important tool in the modern world—whether used as a response to adversity or in a more positive sense, to diminish the time and stress of long commutes, support employees’ work/life balance, and attract and retain younger workers, who embrace telework as an important lifestyle attribute.
There’s tremendous strength in being prepared. We encourage you to explore how remote access solutions can increase your individual and collective flexibility—both now and long after the current coronavirus crisis is behind us.
As responsible corporate citizens and as leading providers of remote access solutions, we believe it’s our duty to help others become more resilient during this COVID-19 crisis. We take this commitment seriously, and we invite you to explore some of the ways that we are trying to help alleviate the difficulties during this challenging time.
Mark Lee, Co-Founder and CEO , Splashtop Inc