Want To Empower Remote Workers? Focus On Their Data
Blog Article Published: 05/31/2017
By Jeremy Zoss, Managing Editor, Code42 Here’s a nightmare scenario for IT professionals: Your CFO is working from the road on a high-profile, highly time sensitive business deal. Working late on documentation for the deal, a spilled glass of water threatens everything. His laptop is fried; all files are lost. What options does your organization have? How can you get the CFO these critical files back, ASAP, when he’s on the other side of the country? Remote user downtime has high costs It’s not just traveling executives that worry IT pros. Three-quarters of the global workforce now regularly works remotely, and one in three work away from the office the majority of the time. Across every sector, highly mobile, on-the-go users play increasingly important roles. When these remote users lose, destroy or otherwise corrupt a laptop, the consequences can be serious.
- On-site consultants: Every hour of downtime is lost billable time.
- Distributed sales teams: Downtime can threaten deals.
- On-site training and technical support: Downtime interrupts services, which can hurt relationships and reputations.
- Work-from-home employees: These might not be high-profile users, but downtime brings productivity to a halt—a cost magnified across the growing work-from-home workforce in most organizations.