Remote work for IT leaders

Note from the editor

The coronavirus pandemic shifted the conversation around enabling remote work capabilities from "nice to have" to "mission critical." Organizations leapt to action to allow for business continuity in the face of global health and economic uncertainty. 

More than ever before, companies must have digital solutions in place for collaboration, connectivity and communication. "As a service" models become the saviors of business continuity, on-prem seems outdated and security comes to the fore — there is no longer a single network to protect.  

Just because companies went remote practically overnight does not mean all the wrinkles are smoothed out. IT leaders must still confront management concerns, connectivity, tool selection and limited budgets. 

The new remote will continue to evolve and it's up to IT leaders to adapt.

Naomi Eide Lead Editor

How 5 big tech companies are approaching hybrid work

Tech companies deferred multiple back-to-the-office deadlines. Now, hybrid work is the norm — but not all models look the same.

• Published Nov. 3, 2021

Remote work is widening the skills gap, report finds

• Published Sept. 7, 2021

Enterprises plan major investments as remote work escalates security risk: report

• Published Sept. 22, 2021

Remote work is enabling a Silicon Valley exodus

How has the tech industry's widespread embrace of working from home affected its capital?

• Published Oct. 4, 2021

Who will win the remote work game of chicken?

Success in the hybrid work era will be shaped by how well companies can embrace collaborative technology, experts say.

• Published Sept. 30, 2021

PwC: Remote work 'an overwhelming success' for employers, employees

• Published Jan. 21, 2021

What stays and goes in IT, post pandemic

No matter the aftermath, a full return to the old ways seems unlikely.

• Published March 11, 2021

Culture, tech woes await executives building long-term work models: report

• Published April 6, 2021

Hybrid work transition overwhelms, challenges IT professionals

More than half of IT departments plan to increase spend on remote management tech as they navigate the hybrid environment, according to a JumpCloud survey.

• Published July 6, 2021

How IT leaders see the future of hybrid work

Organizations are proving work can continue at a distance and fears of reduced productivity are waning. Following the shutdown, three-quarters of CFOs plan to shift at least 5% of their workforce permanently remote.

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  • How 5 big tech companies are approaching hybrid work
  • Remote work is widening the skills gap, report finds
  • Enterprises plan major investments as remote work escalates security risk: report
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