Hybrid working is here to stay. With a distributed workforce, the focus will be on facilitating collaboration while enabling high-quality remote access. But technology can be as much of a barrier to a successful remote working strategy as it is an enabler.
1. Enhanced flexibility will be needed to cope with the changing number of people in office
With a 60% office occupancy, organisations could see a 50%+ increase in bandwidth requirements through increased video demand. The majority of meetings that were held in person will now have a virtual element.
2. Cloud adoption of collaboration tools will need to be carefully managed
Relying on public internet can bring challenges with speed and reliability, impacting performance. Your cloud tools and applications are only as good as the network delivering them, and new services need to be integrated and managed carefully.
3. Employees outside the company network will bring additional security challenges
The pandemic saw a massive increase in phishing attempts and security attacks. Keeping employees and company data secure should be a top priority.
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With businesses across the world returning to the office with a hybrid workforce, Colt's intelligent, adaptive solutions provide high-quality, secure connectivity to keep up with the constant change that is now a non-negotiable for your business.
Colt has the partnerships and innovation to meet your work from anywhere demands, with the ability to prioritise your traffic and scale your bandwidth in minutes.
Your challenges are our challenges. With nearly 30 years' experience, we're investing not just in our network, but into the service and support that goes with it, to ensure that we're constantly exceeding your expectations.
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Do you know what your traffic will look like when people return to the office?
Video traffic is here to stay, but it can have a significant impact on your overall network traffic. Even as people return to the office, many meetings will still feature a virtual element and this requires a network with capacity to support it.
For each of your office locations, our interactive calculator can show the total traffic and peak bandwidth requirements purely for video traffic. Is your network ready?
How much bandwidth will you require?
The future of work is here, and it's hybrid
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Hear from analyst Frost & Sullivan on how to prepare your business for the hybrid workforce and implement a successful digital transformation strategy.
- How the network is the foundation to any digital transformation strategy
- How the implementation of cloud collaboration tools is facilitating employee engagement and productivity
- How to ensure end-to-end protection of your data in the hybrid workforce
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