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A new survey reveals 41% of employees are likely to work remotely at least some of the time post-pandemic.
June 1, 2020
Comcast on Monday announced Comcast Business at Home, a dedicated, enterprise-grade residential connectivity offer for services-oriented industries.
The pandemic has seen a dramatic rise in the number of corporate employees working from home. A recent Gartner survey revealed that almost half (50%) of organizations reported 81% or more of their employees are working remotely during the health crisis. Another 15% said 61-80% of employees are working remotely. Industry watchers say more employers than ever are considering maintaining a remote workforce after the pandemic.
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Comcast Business’ Christian Nascimento
“Businesses across industries and the country are rethinking their positions on working from home and are searching for ways to ensure their businesses remain agile and productive, no matter where they are,” said Christian Nascimento, vice president of product management at Comcast Business. “Providing remote employees with dedicated, in-home, enterprise-grade, secure connectivity that is separate from their residential network will help businesses increase productivity and flexibility. We look forward to continuing to evolve this offering to address the unique challenges facing business customers of all sizes. Comcast Business at Home is just one more way we’re keeping our customers and their businesses connected.”
While Comcast Business at Home is ideal for services-oriented industries such as legal, accounting, advertising, health care and insurance, it is suitable for all businesses that need robust internet and phone connectivity, Comcast said. The company also offers additional tools for mobility and security. Also, businesses can manage the dedicated connection for their employees.
Business at Home features:
Reliability: The solution is professionally installed, dedicated fast and reliable, Comcast says. There is no data usage threshold and runs on a Wi-Fi network and SSID (static IP optional).
Flexibility: There are no minimum or maximum user limits. Business have the flexibility to add employees, as needed across multiple locations.
Convenience: Comcast will bill the customer’s Comcast Business account.
Mobility: There are available on-the-go voice solutions that allow employees to route calls from their business number to any device.
Security: A cybersecurity solution is also available to protect devices connected to the network from malicious threats.
Gartner found that nearly one in three (30%) employees surveyed worked remotely at least part of the time before the pandemic. It expects 41% of employees are likely to work remotely at least some of the time, post-pandemic.
“Ultimately, the COVID-19 pandemic has many employees planning to work in a way that they hadn’t previously considered,” said Brian Kropp, chief of research for Gartner HR practice.
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