How the Novel Coronavirus is Shaping Telecommuting Today
Updated: Mar 17, 2020
By Sonya Ziegler Meline, Vice President, Technology Source
While the measures organizations take in response to the virus vary, one thing is certain, in the coming weeks and months telecommuting will become more ingrained into the American workforce. From a technology standpoint, this means the following:
The use of digital tools for remote collaboration will rise as teams disperse.
The reliance on cloud solutions will grow as organizations move away from local computing.
Compliance woes will increase as data leaves the protected confines of our offices.
BYOD (bring your own device) policies will become laxer as workers log in from personal laptops and computers.
With a need to increase containment of the virus, we will see a sharp rise in telehealth as even doctors and medical professionals shift to work from home or restrict patients from traveling. This means highly compliant and enhanced video meeting platforms will increase, and with the increase in demand, the solutions will become more affordable and better equipped.
Cybersecurity vulnerabilities will continue to be exploited, creating new challenges for work-from-home environments.
In-building cellular coverage for remote workers will become more of a concern for apartments, condos, and other locations where employees are permitted to work.
Internet connectivity will be a must-have for home workers, and firms will have to find new and creative ways to support the connectivity of each end user’s environment.
Demand for services like Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) will grow to accommodate the distributed workforce.
As the workforce moves out of the office and into the home, organizations will require advanced reporting and monitoring for home worker productivity, work status, safety, and accountability.
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