For nearly a decade, workplace experts and analysts have predicted the shift towards a more remote workforce. Seemingly overnight, it appears that this change has become reality and now there is no turning back.
This evolution has forced companies who have placed digitalization on the backburner to either adopt new technologies, or be left behind.
Business continuity is of the utmost importance to organizations, but the restrictions of resources over the past few months have made this more difficult. However, thanks to technological advancements, critical operations can go on without issues.
Resources such as communication, collaboration and cloud-based apps have allowed workers to continuously work on projects, while maintaining a sense of teamwork despite working in their own homes.
Technologies such as high-speed internet, analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and more have also allowed for seamless collaboration and highlights how important IT will be for a company’s continuity.
Automation in particular will become the answer to many problems organizations face as they look to optimize their resources. Operating throughout an economic downturn can be costly, so turning to automated technology can help them scale quickly, with less effort.
Certain companies will need to accelerate in-house development in order to remain on top of the changing needs of employees, as well as businesses who need more flexible, scalable and cost-effective solutions.