Revamping IT Infrastructure: Key to Supporting Remote Workforce

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Revamping IT Infrastructure: Key to Supporting Remote Workforce

In the modern work environment, the traditional five-day office week seems to be a thing of the past. With the rise of remote work, employees are now only visiting the office an average of 1.4 times per week, according to a study by the Advanced Workplace Association. This shift in work patterns has brought about new challenges, with the need for updated technology at the forefront. Businesses that fail to modernize their technological infrastructure risk falling behind.

The study, which encompassed 80 offices across 13 countries and approximately 80,000 employees, highlighted the need for a sustainable IT infrastructure to support remote work. This is not just about providing employees with the right tools, but also ensuring that these tools are flexible and user-friendly.

Whether it’s meeting a deadline, collaborating on a cloud-based platform, or conducting a video meeting, a reliable work computer is essential. A report from Intel found that 85% of IT decision-makers prioritize purchasing new PCs that allow employees to work from anywhere. Outdated PCs with limited battery life, poor connectivity, and unsupported operating systems can significantly hinder productivity.

In this context, the best sit stand desk or electric height adjustable standing desk can also enhance productivity by providing a comfortable working environment. The health benefits of an electric stand up desk are well documented, including improved posture and reduced risk of sedentary lifestyle diseases.

Companies aiming to attract and retain top talent are increasingly considering how technology impacts the overall employee experience. A report by Forrester commissioned by Intel found that mature organizations see a 20% improvement in employee retention when IT invests in high-performing, stable PCs.

Additionally, businesses should consider adopting a staggered upgrade approach or a PC-as-a-service model instead of a company-wide PC refresh every few years. This could lead to improved employee experiences and cost savings.

Sustainability is another key factor in enterprise IT decisions. Consumers, regulators, and employees are pressuring companies to make environmentally conscious decisions. Devices that last longer and can be easily recycled or reused are in high demand. Intel, for example, sent only around 5% of its total waste to landfill in 2021 and is aiming for zero landfill waste by 2030.

Security is another crucial aspect of remote work technology. IT teams need visibility into necessary PC improvements and potential vulnerabilities. Intel vPro Enterprise for Windows OS allows IT teams remote access even when the device is off or the operating system is malfunctioning.

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for technology to handle unexpected situations. For instance, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust upgraded to Intel vPro technology in 2020, allowing IT teams to swiftly respond to technical issues without physically entering patient rooms.

In conclusion, the shift towards remote work necessitates modernized technology that can support flexible work patterns, enhance productivity, ensure security, and promote sustainability. Whether it’s investing in new PCs or an electric height adjustable standing desk, companies must prioritize their technological infrastructure to stay ahead in the evolving work landscape.

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Guy Director
Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Ergomotion Director since 2005.

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Andrew Pieterse 14/06/24

Google
Great service and really quick shipping. It is great to know that you are getting quality parts from a Scandinavian manufacturer with your standing desk purchase rather than the cheap knock off stuff you get from other major brands. Reasonably priced for the quality too!

Janette Clarke 20/05/24

Google
Guy was very accommodating with meeting him at a time that suited me. He assembled the desk prior to me collecting so I only had to carry it inside with help (it's pretty heavy). The desk is great, the storage racks underneath with the 6 x built in powerpoints was worth the extra money. I have a functioning & tidy workplace.
Guy was brilliant, I highly recommend.
Janette

Nickel 10/05/24

Google
Have now purchased 2 stand up office desks off Guy, benchmark sales service from him, all via email, so easy; from quote to plug in, only matched by the strong quality of these machines, solid and stable. If only everything in life was this easy and reliable.

Jennifer Fadriquela 23/03/24

Google
I purchased an EDesk this month from Ergomotion, and it was a remarkably smooth transaction. Guy was eager to answer all my questions before my purchase. As a first-time buyer of a standing desk, I truly appreciated how he addressed my queries with thorough details and provided options within my budget.

The delivery process was also smooth, despite a slight delay in the ETA. Guy ensured I received all necessary updates from the courier/removalist.

I've been using the desk for a couple of weeks now and I'm satisfied with it. It's sturdy on all height adjustments and the motor works as expected. I also like oak finish because it's clean-looking and suits my room setup.

Overall, I'm happy with my purchase and I'll definitely recommend Ergomotion to someone looking for their desk needs.

Josh Oliver 04/02/24

Google
I've had an ergomotion desk for 10 years. It's still as good today as it was brand new. Over the years Guy has always responded promptly to any guidance I've needed (mostly help putting the desk back together after removalists take it apart).

Michael Cheung 18/01/24

Google
Great service from Guy and the team at Ergomotion! Helped with all my queries and was able to source a standing desk part for me when many others weren't able! Highly recommend!

Shao Lei 30/11/23

Google
Decent desk and awesome service. Highly recommend

Rod Hathway 10/11/23

Google
Awesome experience. Great value, super customer experience, ordered, assembled and picked up in 24 hours!

Dom K 06/11/23

Google
Skip the big name brands and buy from Guy instead, 10/10 linak parts with a very well built tabletop.

Chris Wu 06/11/23

Google
I purchased the edesk from Guy at Ergomotion. Guy was a pleasure to deal with and the desk arrived the next day. Guy was highly knowledgeable on the desk and provided very prompt support on the installation. I can highly recommend Ergomotion.
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