A powerful shift is taking place throughout the global workforce with regards to where, when and how employees work. After all, employees no longer want to be tethered to their cubicles or offices. Conversely, armed with devices like smartphones, tablets, PCs and desktops, they now expect to be able to access their digital workspaces from anywhere, at any time.
Over the next few years, this expectation will be fueled by a rapid acceleration of Internet-enabled connectivity. We’re quickly approaching the era of fifth generation (5G) connectivity, which will be driven largely by the Internet of Things (IoT). As lightning-fast Internet connectivity becomes seemingly ubiquitous, employees will expect to fully leverage the power of their mobile devices. By 2022, it’s estimated that 60 percent of office-based employees will work from home (although the reality is this means any location other than the office) on a regular basis.
You may be wondering: As an employer, what’s in it for me, and why should I embrace this new concept of a user-centric workspace? Such a working environment can lead to sizeable productivity gains. Recent research from Stanford University, for instance, shows that remote working can lead to a 13 percent increase in productivity as a result of reductions in time off, sick days and breaks.
Perhaps most importantly, your company can attract a new generation of workers who are entering the job force with a mobile mindset. Today’s top talent will demand next-generation mobile solutions capable of granting them full, secure and seamless access to their remote workstations.
Chances are that your organization is contending with how to manage its workers’ remote endpoints during this mobile migration. After all, it’s hard enough managing your onsite endpoints; how can you maintain strict oversight when employees are spread out across the globe, sharing and accessing sensitive information on a regular basis?
You can learn exactly how this is possible on Thursday, April 16, at 1 p.m. EST during a webinar titled “Does Your Endpoint Management Work as Hard as Your Employees?” Come listen as our special guest, Forrester Principal Analyst David K. Johnson, provides the latest information about endpoint management market trends as well as tips about arming your organization with secure connectivity solutions.
We are very excited about David’s presentation, and we hope that you can join us for this highly-anticipated event. Guests will also learn how the Novell ZENworks suite can transform their business’s endpoint management capabilities. To register for the event, click here.