Remote work has proven to be more than just a pandemic necessity. According to Gartner, 51% of all knowledge workers worldwide are expected to work remotely by the end of 2021. Whether the chosen model is work-from-anywhere (WFA), or a hybrid one with a mix of remote and on-site work, companies are accelerating their IT investments to transition to this ‘next normal’.
But when remote work is no longer the exception but the expectation, a successful transition requires updating current strategies to meet its evolving demands.
Today’s digital work environment needs more than just adequate bandwidth for texts, emails, and occasional downloads. The remote workforce relies on virtual meetings and secured access to enterprise applications, both of which work best with uninterrupted, high-quality connections. Furthermore, employees could be working from home, the airport, a moving train, or, on occasion, for the highly motivated, even the beach.
Thus, a modern connectivity solution must extract the most from the available infrastructure at the end user’s location, wherever that may be. Also, it must be easily portable to meet the WFA or hybrid model’s demand for flexibility and mobility. Finally, as the number of remote devices grows while cyber threats are on the rise, the solution must be easy to secure and easy to manage for IT.
The connectivity-pains often reported by remote employees are:
At the same time, with the rapid rise of cyberattacks, security is a top concern for most companies. Employees are expected to follow company security protocols, such as using more complex passwords, not sharing passwords or connections, updating home router software frequently, or even using a different router than what the ISP provides, etc. This places unrealistic demands on the technical know-how of most remote employees. Furthermore, when home connections are shared among family and friends, the company network will be exposed to additional security threats.
So, what are some of the strategies companies deploy today?
These approaches, alone or in combination, satisfy only some of the requirements of the modern remote workspace, with crucial shortcomings:
Celerway bridges these gaps and fully meets the modern expectations of remote work connectivity:
Meeting the connectivity demands in the modern remote workspace requires updating current strategies. Find out how Celerway GO delivers on the new expectations of performance, security, manageability, and portability.