Countless employers told thousands of workers to stay away from offices and other traditional work spaces in March to make social distancing easier when the novel coronavirus outbreak was declared a global pandemic.
For many, that shift couldn't have happened without information technology workers who toiled long hours to ensure everyone could remotely access what they needed online.
The IT worker became the epitome of essential.
The Journal Gazette in April asked readers to share the stories of these professionals who often work behind the scenes, yet were crucial as many quickly transitioned to comply with Indiana's stay-at-home order.
Although many have returned to offices since Indiana's governor began easing restrictions in early May, some workplace and business experts nationally say more people will continue working remotely for months, if not permanently.
Today, we're profiling a few of those whose technological know-how makes that easier.