The changes sweeping the workforce can feel almost unprecedented at times. This transformation and restructuring, in large part driven or supported by IT, is why CDW convened an impressive slate of thought leaders and experts for its CDW Executive SummIT: Managing the Evolving Workforce to discuss how the modern workforce is evolving in real time. Take a look at some of the highlights and insights from the event.
In a competitive landscape where IT has gained increased prominence as a core competency for nearly every organization, finding, hiring and keeping great IT workers has become more challenging. Companies are offering new perks and benefits — including resources for employee well-being — that they might not have considered in the past.
Remote and hybrid work environments rely on an assortment of technologies to be successful, but not everyone enjoys working the same way in these setups. Poly, an expert in collaboration technologies and solutions, has consistently studied the various types of workers who exist in most enterprises and the kinds of technology they need to support their preferred work styles.
To deal with rapid changes at the sudden onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Seattle Children's hospital needed to think differently and fast. While the clinicians needed to continue to work and care for patients onsite, the administrative staff in the IT, HR and finance departments were able to shift to a remote or hybrid work model, which the IT department launched and dubbed SC@Work.
In a world where more of our data, applications, resources and even workers are distributed, organizations of all types must build a different kind of IT infrastructure. Cloud-based applications and infrastructure play a big role in this shift, because operating in the cloud requires new systems and processes. However, with this increasingly distributed ecosystem come new and more aggressive threats that require additional vigilance.