COVID-19

COVID-19

COVID-19

07/04 2020

COVID-19 has brought certain modifications to the working style of IICAS.

COVID-19 has brought certain modifications to the working style of IICAS.
Due to its work, the Secretariat of IICAS is naturally facing the daily need to actively administer numerous projects at various levels and, as a result, to establish sustainable communication systems.
As it is known, for many years development of modern technologies including high-speed Internet allows quickly and effectively solve all kinds of problems and issues in a remote online format. However, perhaps only at this difficult period of time, it became clear that it is not just hard, but simply impossible to avoid digital communication platforms.
Every day a great number of new remote communication systems appear on the Internet. And it is not a philosophical question, which one of them should be chosen to hold such popular events of our days as virtual conferences, workshops, meetings, briefings, and, why hide the truth, simple friendly communications. In the course of testing on ourselves, various online platforms were tested and used by trial and error: WhatsApp, Telegram, Viber, Facebook Messenger, Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams. The use of the virtual technologies by the Secretariat of IICAS is more than ever in demand to solve urgent issues, including the organization of planned meetings of the internal staff and the organization of international expert meetings, such as the "Archaeological Landscapes of Central Asia", the preparation of the nomination "Silk Roads: Zaravshan-Karakum Corridor", which were held with the simultaneous participation of more than ten specialists from different cities of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, the Republic of Korea, China, Israel, UK and USA.
Those who are still not sure about the choice of a virtual workspace for holding discussions, sharing documents, and viewing files in groups will probably be interested to know that, from the point of view of the Secretariat of IICAS, the Microsoft Teams is the most accessible, versatile, and technically self-sufficient corporate collaboration platform.
Have a nice work and communication!
Stay healthy!

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