Will Work Be Remote Forever?
According to a Gallup poll, 50% of Americans who now work remotely said they want to continue doing so even after restrictions on business are lifted. A new study by Erik Brynjolfsson, at MIT, and five other economists, dig into the numbers on remote work. They conducted two major surveys in April and May, that coincided with the Gallup poll, and they find that about half of the entire American workforce is now remote, which is higher than previous estimates.
5 Ways to Implement a Secure Workflow for Remote Workers
Taking your company remote in a matter of days can be a challenge and choosing the right communication and collaboration tool is critical to business continuity. Below are 5 critical steps you should take today to implement a secure workflow for your remote workers:
Operating a Remote Workforce is No Longer Just a Remote Possibility
As the age of remote working is here, this offers unique opportunity for both your employees and the business. As traditional work arrangements evolve to include remote teams, companies can garner the best talent, regardless of their location, while also providing their clients with more comprehensive support coverage. This arrangement can enhance the lives of individuals that prefer or require a more flexible schedule, like parents, individuals with the inability to work during traditional hours, and those seeking to shorten their commute. This tipping point has deep and wide ramifications for organizations attempting to return to pre-COVID-19 productivity levels. The…
Enabling Remote Workers: 9 Questions to Ask
Enabling a remote workforce isn’t just about knowing how to run a meeting virtually, it’s about having the right tools, knowing how to use them, and understanding the needs of the different remote worker profiles. In these unprecedented times, we’re hearing lots of questions about how to enable a remote workforce. Here are the nine questions we hear most often and answers that you can use to get your remote workers up and running and build the essential infrastructure to support them.
Why Microsoft Office 365 is Important:
Could 85 million active users be wrong? We think not. That is the reported number of individual Microsoft Office 365 active users worldwide. For business users, this Microsoft on-the-cloud suite of data storage as well as Software as a Service (SaaS) applications provide security, mobility, productivity, and downsizing of server infrastructure, all of which contribute to a more robust and predictable bottom line. WHAT IS MICROSOFT OFFICE 365? It is Microsoft’s cloud subscription-based service that delivers all of the productivity application tools that businesses have come to depend on, plus web conferencing, email, and data storage. These tools can…
Is Your IT Department Spending Too Much Time on Functions That Support Your Business and Not the Core of Your Business?
Veiled behind the IT Department’s digital curtain, the C-suite does not often see the actual juggling act motivated IT professionals perform. A driven IT team will strive to streamline the time-consuming, but critical, chores that maintain uninterrupted technology services and attempt to carve out time to support the initiatives that will grow market share and therefore the bottom line. A business plan is essentially made to cater to a paying customers’ needs and wants, whether it is a manufactured product or a service at a price point and a level of customer service that beats the competition. At Global IP…
How Colocation Services Can Fit in Your New Budget in 2017
Is your on-premise date center or server room at capacity? Don’t spend additional capex dollars by expanding before you consider Colocation. Moving your production and/or DR environment off premise and into a colocation facility has significant benefits. Security, scalability, reliability, multiple redundancy’s and a staff making sure it’s uptime is all the time 24x7x365. These are just a few of the many reasons a CIO will want to take advantage of colocation. CEOs and CFOs who are serious about containing costs will see the immediate benefits as the savings head straight for the bottom line. Slashing the Total Cost of…
Data Center Infrastructure Trends 2017
Each year introduces us all to emerging technologies. Some of these new technologies will be nothing more than mere shiny objects, while others will resonate and disrupt the status quo. While it is good to keep your eye on what’s next, overall the 2017 trends summed up are all about making data storage infrastructure more dynamic and more secure and resilient. Because we know that as an organization’s leader, CEO or CIO, that at the end of the day your bottom line, data security, and compliance requirements are the key drivers that shape your decision process, we think the following…