The Importance of the CARES Act and Digital Transformations

Unbelievably, we are now a solid year into the COVID pandemic. That means government agencies have been working on their long-term strategies when it comes to how they will operate moving forward. In light of these plans, Department heads must consider the complex combination of social distancing needs, the ever-growing remote workforce, and the technology that is needed to support these initiatives. The implementation of such a large program is causing a tremendous financial strain on the system.  

That is why Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act in the Spring of 2020. The bottom line is the CARES Act was signed into law to provide economic assistance to government agencies on the federal, state, and local levels. The CARES Act also covers tribal governments. The CARES Act enables these agencies to change direction as quickly as possible during the COVID pandemic.  Federal, state, and local governments can now leverage the assistance they need to adapt and make the necessary changes they need to operate 

Although a great deal of state and local government departments have the technology in place that is needed to work remotely, many lack the secure hardware such as laptops and or desktop computers. In addition, numerous state and local governments also lack the number of software licenses that are required to both access and operate the software for each remote employee. Even if your state or local government has the hardware, software, and licensing in place, you may be having issues maintaining operations of the system. Declining revenues on both the state and local levels have negatively affected the budget.  

That means any new projects, including the implementation of innovative technology, are may not be supported properly. To combat this issue, state and local governments must address the fact that they need the proper technology in place to keep up with the remote workforce even though budgets are being reduced. In fact, this is exactly where the CARES Act is supposed to help. A great deal of the CARES Act budget went towards cyber security for the recent 2020 election.  

The aim was to protect the voter registration process, the ballot casting machines, and the vote tallying system from being hacked by cyber thieves. Now that the election is in the rearview mirror, it may be your turn to benefit from the CARES Act. 

Please contact us today for more information about the importance of the CARES Act and digital transformations, and how our solutions can help your organization properly enter the digital age. NeoLedge is a well-established, yet fast growing electronic document management company that has a global reach. The business was founded in France over 25 years ago by a team of entrepreneurs that genuinely believe innovation is a living and breathing process that pushes us to find better ways to help organizations perform.  

That principal has served us well through the years, as we are now recognized throughout the world as a groundbreaking leader in the cloud-based software industry. We are incredibly proud of the fact that we have guided and continue to guide hundreds of organizations through their digital transformation. Our company has also supported thousands of daily users, and millions of managed documents in both the public and private sectors. With a strong backing of expert software partners and a growing global team, NeoLedge boasts top-notch customer service, customizable solutions, mobile capabilities and more to help your team work as efficiently as possible in these trying times.  

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