Hybrid Work Model Poses New Hurdles for SMBs
MONTREAL, April 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As a worldwide pandemic draws closer to its end, businesses everywhere are asking themselves: How will we work going forward? Three in five businesses that were in the office pre-COVID-19 are now at least partially remote, with a recent survey indicating that 82% of company leaders plan to allow employees to work remotely some of the time post-pandemic. It is quickly becoming clear that, moving forward, the traditional workplace may be anything but.
Working both remotely and in the office – a hybrid model – is increasingly being considered as an answer to what the future of work will look like. The distributed workforce this will create will lead to a bevy of challenges for SMBs, managed service providers (MSPs) and channel partners – not the least of which is information security. According to software developer Devolutions, striking a balance between cybersecurity and productivity will be critical for these businesses looking to deploy a hybrid work model post-pandemic.
Remote employees need access to all the same digital resources as on-premises employees, which requires secure connections to and from corporate networks and cloud services and applications. Password security is also a concern, both ‘inside the walls’ and out. Organizations must keep critical assets secure, control and monitor sensitive information and privileged access, and vault and manage business-user passwords – all while ensuring that employees are productive and efficient. From an infrastructure standpoint, IT pros need the ability to easily and securely access work-from-home employees’ devices – ideally from a single dashboard.
Smaller companies rarely have the IT talent, tools or budgets to prevent many forms of cyberattacks – however, with the right tools in place, IT professionals can successfully navigate these challenges without breaking the bank. This is where Devolutions comes in.
“While the future is hard to predict, it’s safe to say that remote working is here to stay and will only become more prevalent as time goes on,” said Maxime Trottier, vice president of sales and marketing for Devolutions. “Devolutions’ suite of IT solutions helps users cost-effectively, simply and effectively achieve their remote desktop management, password management, privileged access management, and cybersecurity goals.”
To help organizations more securely govern a hybrid workforce, Devolutions recommends the following:
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For more information about Devolutions and how their solutions are helping SMBs adjust to a shifting business landscape, please visit devolutions.net.
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