Even before the global pandemic, most IT companies used to call themselves a “remote first” organization. Following this global pandemic, many businesses follow tech companies’ infrastructures to switch to long-term hybrid/remote models.
According to a Global Workplace Analytics analysis (2020), 56% of the current US workforce have a job that can be a full remote position. A Gallup poll (2021) confirms that 3 in 5 employees now working remotely don’t want to work in the office again. COVID and safety measures aren’t the only reasons behind this preference. Avoiding to commute and a better work-life balance are the top reasons to stay remote.
CIOs and tech leaders are testing a once-in-a-generation pivot towards remote models. From new startups to global enterprises, managers offer the safe home office alternative to traditional office models. To enter into the new normal, companies will need to adopt new technologies and new approaches at each level of their organization.
IT Core Infrastructure For Remote Work
- Service level agreements on the whole service.
- VPN Security.
- Allocation of resources. Following this shift to remote work, most companies decentralize their headquarters buildings. Offering smaller satellite offices, leaders want to give remote workers places to meet and collaborate.
- Collaboration and communication tools.
- Tax and accounting agreement.
- Automation and data analytics.
Even IBM has announced Watson. A supercomputer AI able to help companies transition smoothly to quarantine-safe and hybrid models. While the pandemic is impacting daily life, companies adapt and respond to these changes moving towards remote work.