How Technology Must Evolve to Support the Flexible Work Revolution
The age of remote work is here. Some employees have enjoyed working from home and the flexibility that it allows them to succeed in their professional careers, but the pandemic has brought this scenario to a whole new level. As lockdown restrictions were happening, companies had to adapt quickly – much to the detriment of building a long term technology solution for true WFH success.
By 2025, an astounding 87% more Americans will be working from home (WFH) as compared to pre-COVID times. Not surprisingly, 96% of employees want to continue working from home after the pandemic subsides.
While employers and employees see this as a trend that won’t go away after the world emerges from a year after the start of the global pandemic, many technological issues are standing in the way.
Challenges of Today’s Tech in WFH
Some workers are in rural and remote areas where there aren’t enough options for a fast enough internet connection. A full 35% of workers can’t complete work because of slow internet speeds. 43% try to compensate using hotspots, and in-home data usage rose by 38%. Still, VPNs are notoriously slow and while somewhat secure, are clunky and aren’t going to support distributed teams and their modern online needs.
The solution? Ananda Networks has built a stable and secure cloud managed SASE model network from the ground up – and a fast network at that. It eliminates the need for unnecessary hardware and setup, along with zero-trust network access.
Learn more about the networking of the future that will be needed to power tomorrow’s next level workforce: the truly empowered and distributed teams – in the visual deep dive below: