How to Design an Effective Temperature Screening Procedure

As organizations everywhere begin the process of safely bringing employees and customers back into shared physical spaces, many have turned to thermal imaging solutions to screen temperatures and identify those who may have an elevated temperature prior to entering the building. Whether your organization is currently using a thermal imaging solution to safely bring employees [...]

Helping Clients One Transformation at a Time

There are many words to describe 2020. “Transformation” is certainly toward the top of the list. Organizations have been called upon to transform and pivot faster than they ever have before. And here are some examples of how Sirius has helped. Repurposing appliances for remote access One Sirius client had an employee who tested positive [...]

$Millions Available Through COVID-19 Telehealth Program

The adoption of telehealth programs and services has seen explosive growth during the current pandemic, becoming a critical component for the safe delivery of healthcare services. If you haven’t heard already, the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) $200-million COVID-19 Telehealth Program is helping healthcare organizations establish or expand their telehealth capabilities and services, ensuring that patients [...]

Tech Companies Offer Remote Work Resources

In an effort to curtail some of the work-from-home challenges brought on by COVID-19, many technology solution providers are offering free trials of their products that are designed to enable remote work. For those looking for a digital collaboration platform, Microsoft is offering a 6-month free trial of Teams and lifting restrictions on user limits. [...]

5 Ways Application Virtualization Can Meet the Demands of Remote Workers

Even before the current pandemic, working remotely was becoming increasingly popular. According to Global Workplace Analytics, 20 – 25% of the workforce was telecommuting at least some of the time, and forecasters predicted that percentage would grow. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced massive numbers of individuals to work remotely. For many, this has been a challenge [...]

Sirius Case Study: Mobilizing Pop-up Drive-through Testing For COVID-19

A healthcare system needed to respond rapidly to the COVID-19 pandemic with pop-up drive-through testing sites. But first they needed a way to secure network connections between testing sites and their data center. To help, Sirius developed a technology-agnostic solution with secure network connections between drive-through clinics and their data centers. The solution made it [...]

Life After COVID-19: Preparing Your I&O for What Comes Next

Gartner’s top trends impacting infrastructure and operations are still relevant As business leaders around the globe find their infrastructure and operations (I&O) tested by the fallout from COVID-19, many are discovering “cracks in the armor.” Unlike a cyberattack or natural disaster, a pandemic can affect operations globally for unknown periods of time, threatening the workforce [...]

Healthcare Bot Helps Providers Manage COVID-19 Inquiries

As the COVID-19 pandemic reaches into more communities, many hospitals, clinics and providers are being inundated with inquiries from people who are concerned they may have been exposed and need treatment. To prevent healthcare organizations from being overwhelmed by inquiries, and to ensure that only those who truly need help enter the system, it is [...]

Pop-up COVID-19 Clinics Stress IT Resources, Infrastructure

Many healthcare organizations are planning for—or have already begun—the process of rolling out pop-up or mobile COVID-19 clinics to support expanded coronavirus testing. As witnessed with the Ebola outbreak in 2014 and other events that have impacted patient health on a large scale, we anticipate these mobile clinics will result in healthcare organizations’ reconsideration of [...]