Long before the pandemic turned the whole world upside down, the idea of working away from the office was already gaining significant momentum. With the arrival of Covid, what had begun as something of a trickle, became an almighty torrent, as we were all locked down, but expected to be able to carry on working seamlessly. And now that we are returning to some kind of (ab)normal world, the idea of the hybrid workplace is very much here to stay. But how best to embrace and optimise the benefits it brings?
News Articles
Lack of IT support negatively impacting field workers’ attitude to technology A lack of support from their company’s IT department is having a detrimental impact on field workers’ attitudes towards – and confidence with – technology, while also endangering the success of digital transformation initiatives, new research has found.
Two thirds of employees are comfortable with their employer monitoring them - if they can see the data Survey of 1,000 workers by data science company Profusion reveals widespread support for technology to monitor workplaces if employees are fully informed and can challenge decisions.
VMware helps with hybrid work A majority of companies have implemented or plan to implement a hybrid work model moving forward. However, supporting a hybrid work model creates new speedbumps for IT. VMware has outlined how autonomous workspaces powered by data science will ease this burden. It also unveiled innovations across its Anywhere Workspace platform that will inject automation into organizations’ end-user computing environments, enabling IT teams to do more with less.
Microsoft unveils new research and technology to bridge the disconnect between leaders and employees Microsoft expands Microsoft Viva platform to connect employees to company culture, business goals and one another.
Confidence grows in addressing hybrid security challenges 84% of IT professionals have some degree of confidence in their user access security systems to enable remote work securely and easily, up from 56% in 2021.
Modern business communications required to support hybrid work Mitel has shared the findings of a business communications research survey conducted by analyst research firm Techaisle, which unveils crucial insights into the wide-ranging needs of organisations seeking to modernise their business communications to support hybrid work.
The rise of the employee-centric hybrid workplace Demand for hybrid working and employment market turbulence are changing the role of the office and the corporate technology environment, as 42% expect to change roles in the next 12 months.
Illumio Endpoint extends Zero Trust Segmentation Illumio, Inc., the Zero Trust Segmentation company, has introduced Illumio Endpoint®, a reimagined way to prevent breaches from spreading to clouds and data centers from laptops.
Observability offers a path to true IT optimisation Stéphane Estevez, EMEA Director of Product Marketing, Observability & IT Markets at Splunk, discusses the findings of the company’s ‘State of Observability 2022’ report. He outlines the three different stages of the observability journey, the main reasons why organisations adopt observability solutions and the main benefits of doing so. He ends up with some key observability recommendations.
OpenTDF Project promises data sharing security in a digital world Matt Howard, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer at Virtru, provides some great insights into the Trusted Data Format (TDF) and explains why the time is right to launch the OpenTDF Project – giving the developer community the opportunity to address the many security complexities of the digital data ecosystem.
Retrospect adds cloud storage to its backup portfolio Retrospect has been very busy in recent weeks, launching Retrospect Cloud Storage, Retrospect Backup 19 and Retrospect Virtual 2022. JG Heithcock, General Manager at Retrospect, talks us through these new storage solutions and the pain points they will help to address.
Conversational AI enhances customer and employee interactions Richard Stevenson, CEO of Red Box, discusses the results of the company’s recent ‘Being Human’ report, which provides some valuable insights into the Conversational AI market – how its use is already helping to improve customer and employee experiences, as well as contributing to fraud prevention. Richard also discusses the roadblocks that need to be overcome before the technology becomes pervasive.
Wireless enterprise connectivity - a major Channel opportunity Darryl Brick, VP Partner Sales for Cradlepoint EMEA, and Lee Garrett, Head of Presales for Westbase.io, discuss the huge opportunity around enterprise wireless WAN, with 5G, edge and IoT bringing a new level of connectivity solutions alongside the more established LTE and 4G markets. The two organisations’ combination of Cradlepoint’s wireless connectivity solutions and Westbase-io’s Value Added Distribution provides UK and European Channel organisations with a powerful digital transformation proposition for their customers.
Ransomware threat demands improved data resilience Florian Malecki, Executive Vice President of Marketing for Arcserve, discusses the findings of the company’s recent ransomware survey, which reveals that far too many organisations are still unprepared, not least in terms of recovering lost data. The good news is that businesses do have plans to increase their data resilience investments to meet the challenges of today’s hybrid, digital workplace.
Understanding the true costs of resiliency Owen Rogers, Uptime Institute Research Director for Cloud Computing, discusses the findings of his recent report – Public Cloud Costs versus Resiliency: Stateless Applications, which outlines the importance of cloud service resiliency as it can impact on application availability.
Cyber resilience – a better way to address cybersecurity? Eric Herzog, CMO at Infinidat, suggests that organisations will have better success with their cybersecurity strategies if they embrace the wider, comprehensive idea of cyber resilience, with data protection and storage backup and recovery having a major role to play.
Expert Opinions
The future of face-to-face meetings in a virtual world By Steve Franklin, Executive Director at Cinos.
How legal technology could help to attract and retain the best talent Colin Bohanna, General Manager at Clio EMEA, discusses the role of technology to support the current challenge with recruitment within the legal industry.
Hybrid working 2.0: What you need to know now By Alan Jones, Marketing Manager, D-Link UK and Ireland.
The Dawn of the Chief Focus Officer By Sean McCarry, VC Commercial, Logitech.
Addressing the hybrid working disconnect: it’s time to give employees a say in the future of work By Karl Breeze, CEO at Matrix Booking.
Communicate your way through the chaos By Sophie Austin, HR Partner at Monahans, a leading UK accountancy and business advisory firm.
Hybrid working is the new employment currency Ashley Carr, Managing Director and Founder of Neo PR explains how workplace perks pre- and post-covid are changing due to employee expectation and its evolution due to the pandemic.
Loneliness in the Hybrid Workplace Survey shows half (50%) of remote workers feel more isolated and lonely working from home.
Avoid the Hidden Pitfalls of Giving “Deskless” Retail Workers Consumer Devices By Mark Thomson, Director, Retail Solutions, EMEA, Zebra Technologies.
2022: The continuation of hybrid working By Phil Perry, Head of UK & Ireland at Zoom.
Hybrid work models driving increased need to access, protect and recover any files, anywhere By Jim Liddle, VP Product, Nasuni.
Addressing the five main challenges that come with a modern global workforce By Elise Müller, VP People & Culture at Spryker.
It’s not ‘hybrid working’. It’s just ‘working’ Barry McNeill, co-founder of Semco Style Institute UK (SSI UK) says the way we view work has changed for good and explains how businesses and leaders need to take a more collaborative approach to working styles if they want to retain talent and grow their organisations.
Hybrid working, managed print services and the technology channel By Victor Bonet, Business Development Manager Printing & Supplies at Tech Data.
Is the ‘Great Resignation’ just an excuse used by employers that haven’t moved with the times? By Ciji Duncan, Chief People Officer at xDesign.
Turning down the noise: How to prevent employee burnout By Jason Romanosky, Senior Director of Product Marketing, at LumApps.
How the right communication engages remote employees By Lottie Bazley, senior strategic internal communications adviser at Staffbase.
In a Hybrid Environment, Knowledge Work Needs the Right Technologies By Dan Carmel, Chief Product Officer, iManage.
How to elevate employee training in the digital workplace “If you digitise a flawed process, you get a digital flawed process” is common wisdom in 2022 – and it applies to employee training. How can it be done better though? Felix Eichler, CTO and co-founder, Userlane shares some thoughts on how companies have mastered the shift towards digital workplaces.
Companies need to accept Hybrid working as the norm By Nicolas Brunel, EVP, Communications Business Division at Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise.
How 4K video capabilities power hybrid work By Aman Khan: Global Product Manager focused on IT Management at Vertiv.
Hybrid workplace, exploring the organisational challenges and changes required for its success By Kavita Kurup, Global Head of Human Resources at UST.
Preparing for the future: Building a hybrid strategy that works for all By Alexander Wiede, HR Director, SAP UKI.
Making a success of hybrid working Digitalisation World spoke to Jan Hauser, CEO of app and web software development specialists, Applifting, about the management structures that could be showing the future of a company’s anatomy.
Why are so many companies still on the back foot with secure hybrid working? By Jon Fielding, managing director EMEA of Apricorn.
Meeting Equity – the secret to hybrid workplace success By Martin Bodley, Director & Global Head of Bose Work at Bose Professional.
How Technology Can Help to Achieve True Collaboration in the Hybrid Workplace By Daniela Karakaci, European Field Marketing Manager, Panasonic Connect Europe.
Hybrid working in financial services: the roadmap to digital transformation By Sam Wilson, UK Country Manager at Serviceware.
How to keep a remote workforce engaged By Andrea Himmelbauer, Culture and People Lead, Mettle.