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Lockdown Technology Trials and Challenges – Planning For The Future

Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2020

Author: Damian Coates

The key ‘take away’ from this period of enforced remote working, is that it can indeed work!

This difficult period has forced businesses to explore, experiment, and implement many new technologies alongside better utilisation of the ones they already had – a process that has proved challenging with many businesses being reactive and ‘muddling’ through.

However, the rewards have been there. It has enabled employees to work from home efficiently, maintaining and even improving communication, productivity and collaboration.

What’s more, many employers have noticed that there is little fundamental difference in the output of their remote or office-based employees. And, with employees expressing a desire to split their time between office and remote-based working, it makes good business sense to look at supporting them in doing so.

 

 60% of workers’ ideal week would be split between remote and office-based working. Only 16% wish to remain working from home once the current situation changes.

[Source: Working from Home Survey – Engaging Works]

 

Of course for all this to be a viable and feasible way of working in the future, and not just a temporary fix, requires a considered and carefully planned approach. Every single application should be thought of as a piece in the puzzle of a robust technology stack – one that forms part of an IT Continuity Plan, there to protect your business from any ‘unexpected’ situations that might be around the corner.

But exactly what technology should you have in place and how should you go about implementing it?

Download our FREE GUIDE to help you assess how your business performed and the important next steps required to refine your technology options and move your business forward.

 

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