Can Your Connectivity Support Your Workforce In A Post-Pandemic Future?
The COVID pandemic forced most UK businesses into a state of remote work. But, as restrictions are lifted and companies are given the get-go to return to the office, how and why should they adapt their connectivity to support their workforce in the new normal?
New business applications are driving increased bandwidth usage.
During the pandemic, businesses adopted new applications like Microsoft Teams, Zoom and Cloud Computing solutions to communicate and send data between colleagues and clients. These applications have become a prevalent part of business’s day-to-day work and will continue to do so post-pandemic. However, they each require much more bandwidth, meaning businesses must reassess their current connectivity to see if it matches up with the new demand, or risk a slower workforce and slower business results.
The battle between the remote and office workforce
Companies embracing flexible working must provide reliable VPN access for remote employees to access their critical data and systems and function effectively. However while empty offices over the past 15 months may have posed no challenges, a split workforce will create higher volumes of traffic entering and exiting this data source, risking slower employee access. This could result in less work being undertaken, a disengaged (and frustrated) workforce, and employees ignoring VPN access and saving their work to hardware that is at risk of failure or loss at any time.
Scalable bandwidth solutions to boost your bottom line
Alongside flexible working – in the remote sense – comes business leaders allowing their employees to pick and choose the times of day they’d prefer to work and are most productive. By assessing busiest periods and scaling bandwidth due to demand, companies can support their workforce with greater bandwidth when they need it most while capitalizing on this shift.
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