How Is Remote Working Shaping the Role of ICT businesses?

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First adopted as a safety measure against the global epidemic, remote work is playing an ever-important role in our contemporary business landscape. Even as we collectively find our way out of the COVID-19 health crisis, employers and workers around the world continue to reap the benefits of a distributed workforce. In fact, industry data points out that around 16% of companies in the world are fully remote, whilst employees mention a better work-life balance as their main reason to continue working from home.

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How Remote Work is Changing Work as We Know it

Naturally, the abrupt shift to the remote-first model has had incredible consequences on the way we work. These changes are bound to stand the test of time and will surely outlive the global epidemic. This is because, despite its challenges, the benefits of remote work outweigh the downsides.

Besides the obvious sparing the commute to work ( and its associated costs) and empowering employees to gain agency over their workspace setup, remote work also presents some side advantages (such as lowering the carbon footprint).

Workers, though, are not the only ones to enjoy the perks of this ever-growing trend. In fact, decision-makers are becoming more and more in favor of creating a dynamic workplace that is not subject to physical limitations while also aiming for high levels of employee satisfaction, inclusivity, and flexibility.

The Role of ICT in Remote Work

A functioning remote-first approach requires state-of-the-art connectivity levels. And because, today more than ever, teams heavily rely on broadband and mobile connectivity to communicate with customers and each other, many companies risk falling behind.

This is where ITC comes to play.

ICT (Information and Communication Technology) is the engine behind modern computing. For decades, it has constituted the backbone of the modern workplace.

From earlier technology such as landline, radio, and television broadcasting to the latest innovation in wireless communication, everything these days revolves around ICT.

It wasn’t until 2020, though, that the evolution of ICT was fast-tracked. This unprecedented transformation has brought millions of enterprises around the world to heavily rely on connectivity tools that weren’t commonplace not so long ago.

To ensure the highest standards of performance, the remote and hybrid workplace of our days will need:

  • To provide its distributed workforce with stable connectivity to ensure business goals are met.
  • To empower your teams to seamlessly communicate with each other and customers from the comfort of their homes. This, in turn, will do wonders in terms of employee happiness, productivity, and customer satsfiaction.
  • To ensure encryption. Because much of the information that was once handled in-person is now managed remotely, companies need to equip themselves with the latest cybersecurity tool. Latest-generation technology can help businesses secure encryption across the whole network.

As we learn to navigate uncharted territories, one thing remains clear.

ICT has the power to make or break the future of your business. Improving your company’s connectivity landscape is guaranteed to bring in results for years to come.

Noam Dorokhov
With over ten years of entrepreneurship and digital marketing experience, I'm passionate about helping companies make a significant impact.

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