Supporting You to Support the Hybrid Workforce

According to a recent worldwide survey, nearly 75% of workers want to be able to return to the office in some capacity in the future. Roughly 25% want to come back to the office full-time, while half of those surveyed want a hybrid model that combines remote work and being back in the office.

(*Source: JLL "Global workforce expectations are shifting due to COVID-19. November 2020")

What does this mean for your organization?

Going into 2021 and beyond, more staff will work whenever, wherever and however they need to - in the office, at home, in shared spaces and on the road.

To do this effectively, your infrastructure strategies will need to shift towards hybrid & multi-cloud solutions, end-user devices will have to seamlessly connect workers across any location, while preserving productivity and inclusion - making workers feel as if they feel and function as one cohesive unit. Security will have to provide the blanket that protects users, data and infrastructure against growing threats targeting a decentralized workforce.

And, you'll need to do all this while streamlining acquisition processes, optimizing device and software deployments and bolstering your lifecycle strategies, as budgets and device availability remain slim.

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Thankfully, you have the ridiculously helpful experts at SHI at your service. We've identified the four-key areas you need to focus on:

Set Up Your Workforce For Success

Set Up Your Workforce For Success

In 2020, remote staff proved they could be productive. Let's maximize their efficiency and innovation by providing end users with the devices, modern desktop experiences and collaboration platforms that will enable your teams to work together, regardless of the distance between them or the different technologies they are using.

Learn more about how SHI can help build your future strategy for end-user computing with:

  • End-User Devices and connectivity
  • Collaboration and productivity tools
  • Improving and securing the modern desktop
Support New Workloads and Operating Models

Support New Workloads and Operating Models

If 2020 was about investing quickly and worrying about duplication or redundant systems later, 2021 must focus on building a single infrastructure strategy that meets the needs of a truly hybrid workforce.

SHI is helping organizations like yours take a longer view on infrastructure strategies through:

  • Application modernization and migration
  • Hyper-Converged Infrastructure and Public Cloud capabilities
  • Agile networking
Securing the Hybrid Workforce

Securing the Hybrid Workforce

A hybrid workforce presents new security challenges that must be addressed beyond traditional security solutions. But, 2021 shouldn't be about making your cybersecurity technology stack even bigger and more complex than it already is.

SHI's security experts can help you identify and assess new risks, rationalize your existing security stack to be more manageable and effective and can better educate your users about an effective cybersecurity awareness program through solution practices such as:

  • Identity and Access Management
  • Security Operations
  • Security Program Strategy
Optimize IT Costs & Operational Efficiencies

Optimize IT Costs & Operational Efficiencies

Despite forecasts in increasing technology spend, CIOs are being told to cut costs. In order to realize these savings while delivering transformation, SHI can help streamline the procurement process, eliminate cloud duplication and waste and extend effective governance to IT assets outside the organization's physical workplaces.

Learn how SHI can help you streamline the business of IT with:

  • SaaS and Cloud cost optimization
  • Device-as-a-Service
  • Extend IT Governance to distributed assets
Hybrid Workplace

What is the Hybrid Workforce and Why Do You Need to Support It?

The hybrid workforce is fluid by design. Some staff will work mostly in an office. Others will spend at least some time in a shared workspace. Some will work at home more often than not. And, some will resume a life on the road. But, few will do just one of these. Most users will combine at least home and office work, with the possibility for working in shared spaces and on the road.

It's different from simply supporting remote work because it is not the rule, not the exception and your organization must build a technology strategy that supports this mode of operation by design. Your users expect the same experience – connectivity, access, security - regardless of where they choose to work or what device they are using.

You need to support the hybrid workforce because research suggests that it is here to stay. Most organizations will not enforce a mandatory full-time return to office in 2021. Yet you can't afford - technologically or financially - to continue supporting two separate technology stacks for on-site and remote employees.

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