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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