According to a new report from Softcat, companies are increasingly prioritizing digitization in the workplace in order to become more efficient and reach long-term goals.
Out of 1,250 companies across the U.K. and Ireland, 69% said that digital workspace solutions will be the most critical area to invest in over the next year as they work to create a hybrid workplace.
Devices that help workers operate remotely were found to be the top digital workspace solution in 2021 according to 48% of respondents.
Cybersecurity followed digital workspace solutions in terms of where technology investment will be crucial moving forward. This is especially important as IT teams have been stretched thin over the last 18 months due to increased cybersecurity threats deriving from extortion campaigns, phishing, weak passwords, or vulnerable network connections.
The third most important technology investment area was found to be hybrid infrastructure, which includes cloud management, data center, and other foundational blocks that help create a truly hybrid workplace.
“Over the past 18 months or so, many businesses have been heavily challenged; working hard to limit the impact on business-as-usual or respond to unprecedented surges and pivots in demand,” said Richard Wyn Griffith, Managing Director at Softcat. “People, empowered by technology, have made navigating this uncertain and disruptive period possible. And this will only continue as we learn to live and thrive with new ways of working.”