Many business leaders, media pundits, journalists, and tech experts have been talking about the rise of remote work even before the COVID-19 pandemic started. Then, adoption of the remote workplace exploded throughout 2020 with the expectation that, once things with the pandemic improved, a new normal of hybrid work and flexible hours would take root.
Those predictions were right. Now, as we head into winter, it seems as if that hybrid work environment isn’t going anywhere. Over the last 18 months, businesses and their technology providers have learned a few lessons about what exactly makes an effective hybrid work structure, and—surprise, surprise—much of it comes down to technology.
Even if the pandemic was to magically disappear overnight, there are some things that have certainly changed for the better, including the ability to work remotely. However, effective remote and hybrid work arrangements depend almost entirely on an organization’s ability to integrate new technologies into its operations. The three examples below don’t exhaust the list, but they cover a few critical bases.
The Cloud is one of the most revolutionary technologies to impact business and our daily lives. There are a variety of approaches to it, too. Public clouds like AWS, Microsoft Azure, and others offer ready-made solutions many businesses can leverage right out of the box. Private clouds, which Liss Technologies can help you build and configure, can be tailored to the particular needs of each organization.
Then there are hybrid cloud models, which use a combination of public and private cloud solutions. Whatever you’re working with, it’s critical to find a technology provider who can migrate data to cloud platforms so processes aren’t disrupted.
With employees working at home distributed across a city, region, multiple time zones, or even the globe, it’s critical that they have somewhere to turn whenever technology issues arise. With remote helpdesk support from a team like Liss Technologies, your employees will always know where to go for rapid responses and issue resolution. Without remote support, it’s unlikely that an organization could function very long in a hybrid arrangement.
Threat monitoring is essential, whether an organization is operating out of a single location or is adapting to a hybrid environment. It’s worth including here because employees scattered across many networks—several of which may not be secured according to commercial standards—carry increased risk. Being able to detect problems rapidly is critical to avoid the worst outcomes.
Liss Technologies helps businesses adapt to hybrid work structures by ensuring security and enhancing efficiency. Using tools like VPNs or multi-factor authentication, for instance, can mitigate the security risks associated with working at home.
Beyond the technology itself, we also create robust technology policies and conduct training to make sure employees know how to use the tools they’re given safely and efficiently. A partner like Liss Technologies can help your business thrive better than it ever has before. Connect with us today to get started.