Is the Future of Work Already Here?
Much like conferences have had to shift to a digital format, businesses have had to do so as well. The immediate need to work remotely has driven every industry through a brick wall of uncertainty to realize that business operations don’t have to be confined to the office.
In the span of weeks or even days, organizations have been forced to take their small-scale work from home processes companywide, and for many the change could be permanent. A chief financial officer survey from Gartner found that 74 percent of CFOs intend to move at least some employees to remote work full time.
Having more full-time remote workers is going to put even more of an emphasis on collaboration technology, VPNs and the right cybersecurity tools to protect it all. During the summit, experts will outline ways organizations can deploy these solutions effectively to solidify business operations heading into a new era of work.
A positive from this sudden shift to remote work is that businesses have had the opportunity to try a variety of tools under new circumstances. Those lessons will prove invaluable as companies prepare for the future of work, and CDW solutions experts will be able to share those lessons as well as other customer success stories.
People are at the heart of any successful business. Employees are having to adjust to remote work not only on a technological level, but also on a human level. Experts will detail what business leaders and IT departments need to think about when shifting company culture to support business operations — as well as workers’ emotional well-being — remotely.
Dive Deep into the Latest Digital Workspace Trends
A remote workforce has a different set of needs than one that comes into the office. From communication to collaboration, many business processes take an extra step when they’re being done remotely. Now more than ever, technology is being leaned on to cut down those steps as much as possible.
Organizations are realizing that, while communication technology is important, document sharing and whiteboarding tools are equally important so teams can work together on projects regardless of location. Experts will provide insights into these options and how they can best be used to keep teams connected and enhance productivity
Collaboration technology has taken center stage in this new era of work, but it’s only one aspect of what’s needed to power the digital workspace. For those tools to work, they need to be connected to a network that can support all users at the same time, something many organizations didn’t consider when initially developing work-from-home strategies. Security solutions that focus on defending those networks, as well as the devices that connect to them, will also be explored at the virtual conference.
Many businesses are taking this time to iron out their remote work processes, and for good reason: Widespread remote work could be here to stay. Follow along with coverage of the Future of Work Virtual SummIT all week here.