To our software community,
We live in a much different world today than we did two months ago, with our professional and personal lives being disrupted in numerous ways, both large and small. At times it feels that some parts of our lives are perpetually on hold and, with this type of uncertainty, it can be difficult to plan what to do next.
At Rockton Software, we are taking decisive action on what we can control while continuing to celebrate our larger Dynamics channel family. Today, we are announcing that Rockton has canceled all business travel to events with over 30 participants for the remainder of 2020. We will take smaller events with less than 30 participants into consideration on a case-by-case basis.
The health and safety of our team are non-negotiable. We strongly believe that attending a public event before a permanent vaccine is found would put our team, partners, and customers at unnecessary risk. As a business owner, I cannot in good conscience ask anyone on my team to travel, knowing that everyone has different levels of risk and are taking unique precautions. Making the sacrifice to travel for work adds unneeded stress, especially when you have family members that may be immunocompromised, which includes members of my own family as well as others on our team. Instead of leaving everyone in a space of ambiguity, we’ve decided to put some clear parameters around business travel.
In an effort to continue supporting our technology community, we have tasked our talented and creative team to find new and effective ways to connect, engage, and celebrate innovation. We have already paved the way with the GP Optimizer magazine coming to life and other virtual events, in addition to collaborative webinars with others in our channel. Are they different? Yes. Are they working? Yes. We believe that these actions taken together will support the long-term health of our business while protecting our team and external partners.
We look forward to a day where we can see your smiling faces to discuss business solutions and advanced networking opportunities. In the meantime, I hope that you will join me in taking a stand against business travel for a defined period of time while we work to regain control of our future and focus again on making our business world work simpler & easier®.