(904) 208-2195

Remote Work for the Long Haul

October 14th, 2020 by admin

A women wearing a headset while working on her pc in her home office

Now that most US workers are 6+ months into working remotely, we have all made some changes in the ways we work, collaborate, and communicate. A boon of high-tech cloud software is available to make this easier and more fluid than ever before, which is why many workers and employers are looking ahead at making these changes permanent. According to Peter Cappelli, Human Resource Executive's Talent Management columnist explains, "Gallup polls report that the percentage of people who say they have worked "remotely" roughly doubled from the beginning of the virus-related changes in March until April, up to 62%. The arguments that people will continue working from home even after the pandemic- related restrictions goes like this: It's cheaper because we can cut down on office space. People also like it: In the Gallup survey, 59% said they would like to keep working this way. And it's just as productive."

Furthermore, an article by Cyberhedge in September 2020 states, "A Tessian survey of 250 IT leaders and 2,000 working professionals in the US and UK conducted in August revealed that 1/3 of employees will not consider working for a company that does not offer remote working, and only 11% replied that they want to work exclusively in an office post-pandemic. 75% of IT leaders agree that permanent remote or 'hybrid' work will become the norm post-pandemic, and 85% report that this will increase pressure on their and their team's abilities to secure IT systems.

Other key findings in the report include:

  • Half of companies surveyed experienced a data breach or security incident between March and July 2020, and half of those breaches were phishing attacks
  • Half of companies surveyed experienced a data breach or security incident between March and July 2020, and half of those breaches were phishing attacks
  • More than half of respondent's report being more reliant on email, instant messaging and video conferencing facilities to stay connected with colleagues"

So how does your in-home IT setup impact your ability to continue working effectively out of the office? There are several key tools in use among our internal staff and our client base. These include:

Make remote work really work for your business, request a free consultation

Putting together the best remote work tool suite is a critical step in ensuring business continuity and collaboration continues for your team. Reach out for a remote work consultation to explore what you're currently using and recommend some changes to upgrade your remote work experience. You'll be happy you did.

Posted in: Managed IT Services, ICX, Solutions


Our Office

Request a Consultation – Contact Us

Copyright © 2021 ICX Managed Services

Atomic8Ball Web Presence Management

Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.102 - Do Not Sell My Personal Information