When the COVID-19 pandemic began, many companies were left wondering, “What are we going to do? How can we keep our business up and running like normal with our employees working from home?” The answer: Anywhere Operations. Analytics Insight defines Anywhere Operations as, “an IT operating model that enables the flexible organization of remote work and accessibility of services from anywhere in the world.”
As employees started working remotely, there was high demand for tools that allowed easy collaboration and productivity for employees, continued close collaboration and communication between businesses and their clients, quick cloud migrations, automation to support digital operations, and secure remote access for the ever-evolving technology landscape. Anywhere Operations delivered these necessary tools to make work successful no matter a person’s physical location.
What can Anywhere Operations do for you?
A successful Anywhere Operations strategy lets a remote worker go anywhere in the world and have the ability to do their job as if they were working in the office. Companies understand that their employees want to choose where they work during and most likely after the COVID-19 pandemic. Although it might not be in the business plan, Anywhere Operations still provides that option.
There are countless benefits to Anywhere Operations. Here are a few that stand out:
- Empowerment – empower businesses associates, employees, and customers with flexible support.
- Automated deployment – supports virtual deployment of products/services across a distributed infrastructure.
- Better collaboration and productivity – provides necessary tools for communication between employees and their projects.
- Secure remote access – supports virtual working via secure remote access to proprietary business data and systems.
Anywhere Operations sounds beneficial to a majority of companies as it helps their employees and customers conduct business as usual on a daily basis.
Are there any challenges for businesses?
Yes, there is one challenge consistently experienced by companies with a remote workforce – cybersecurity. Companies are second guessing Anywhere Operations because cyberattacks are at an all-time high. Working from anywhere further complicates security and adds a layer of risk companies must continue to assess and reevaluate secure solutions.
As COVID-19 changed many business plans, Anywhere Operations can get them back on track. Companies can reevaluate and deploy new and strategic business plans. If you aren’t sure where to start, contact us today and we’ll help you Get There.