During this period of global stress and uncertainty, we’d like you to know that ARM Architecture is maintaining business as usual.
ARM’s studios are now closed, and all staff are working from home. However, our main phone numbers and email addresses are still being answered.
We are avoiding travel via any means of transport.
ARM staff are very well equipped to work remotely. We are working on shared files via remote desktop access to our servers using our Virtual Private Network (VPN).
We also use Microsoft Teams (part of Office 365). It has chat, screen-share, file-share and conferencing functions. We can share this capability with most consultants as required, and we understand that many of you use it already.
To facilitate external meetings (especially with clients and stakeholders) we use Cisco WebEx. This simple tool offers videoconferencing, web conferencing and screen sharing. It has telephone, internet and mobile-device access.
All these systems are simple to use. All were already part of our day-to-day working practices, as we work from three studios on projects located all over Australia.
As the COVID-19 situation evolves, ARM Architecture will continue to monitor updates from Australian health authorities. We will keep you updated if any of this plan changes.
Feel free to contact me, or others you work with at ARM, if you have any queries or concerns.
Take care. We hope that you—our clients, partners, consultants, friends and your families—remain safe and well.