December 1, 2022
Sponsored by Alludo
The past two years have brought about massive amounts of change in the way that we work: the growth of the cloud; new solutions and new ways of selling them; and, perhaps most importantly, a more permanent shift to remote and hybrid workforces.
Business in a Post-Pandemic World
While many organizations have brought workers back to the office or back on-site, there is mounting evidence that remote work is now a permanent fixture of our workforce and that we will likely never go back to the way things were prior to the pandemic.
What’s more, 36.2 million American employees are expected to be working remotely by 2025.
Perhaps most importantly, 40% of workers say they have been more productive while working at home during the past two years, as opposed to being on-site or in the office.
It’s safe to assume that the world has changed forever, at least regarding where and how we work, and that’s a positive thing! In fact, people who work remotely might be even more productive than those who work on-site, with an average reporting 47% more productivity, 10 minutes less a day being unproductive, and working one more day per week.
In addition, remote work may be better for the environment, since it reduces the need for commutes and associated energy usage and emissions.
Accordingly, organizations should be focusing on empowering their teams to excel in remote environments. One of the most effective ways to do that is to implement and activate the necessary technologies before disaster strikes so that business can continue as smoothly as possible.
2023 Is the Remote Era
It might be safe to say that in 2023, we’ll fully enter the remote work era. Even companies that do not have full-time remote or hybrid employees recognize the need for remote accessibility in the case of emergency or disaster. Therefore, ensuring that remote solutions are in place has become an even more essential aspect of developing proper business continuity plans and similar organizational due diligence, whether your organization is primarily remote, hybrid or on-premises.
What’s more, there’s another important statistic to keep in mind. Now that employees understand that remote work is a possibility, they want to keep doing it. According to a recent Gallup report, six out of 10 remote employees are “extremely likely to change companies” if not offered remote flexibility. It follows, then, that your clientele will want to ensure they offer fully functional remote work capabilities to attract and retain the best talent in their industries.
Defining the Necessary IT Transformation
The desire and demand for remote work leads directly to a growing demand for the technologies that power remote work. This includes everything from collaboration tools and applications to virtualization solutions that can deliver complete desktops or digital workspaces that emulate the on-site or in-office experience.
Therefore, it is likely that your clients are looking for ways to implement, enhance or otherwise better enable remote work at their organizations. Even if a company found a solution in 2020 or 2021, there is a good chance that solution was implemented quickly out of necessity and may not be the ideal long-term choice.
Furthermore, although migrating to the cloud is not always a component of developing a remote-friendly IT infrastructure, it is a global trend with enterprises spending $178 billion on cloud infrastructure in 2022. It goes to follow that solutions that utilize cloud computing or enable businesses to better take advantage of the flexibility, cost-effectiveness and other advantages of the cloud are on the rise.
Now that we have all had some time to adjust to the brave new world of remote and hybrid work, there is time for companies to further explore their options and refine their technology stacks to best fit their needs and goals.
The Parallels RAS Partner Program: Enabling the New Era of Remote Work
As an MSP, ISV, or similar business, there’s a good chance that your clients will look to you for technology solutions that better enable and enhance remote work capabilities for their organizations as we move into the post-pandemic era.
Enter Parallels RAS, a streamlined remote work solution for organizations that provides secure access to virtual desktops and applications from any device, anytime and anywhere. The digital workspaces provided enable end users to access the business applications that they need to remain productive, whether they are working on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, Chromebook or the web.
Some examples of the ways that Parallels RAS helps solve 2023’s challenges include:
Problem solving in a rapidly changing world. 24/7 customer support makes implementation and ongoing integration in a rapidly changing IT environment painless. Plus, full training is available for your team, free of charge.
Security that protects your data, whenever it is located. Remarkable security that provides IT leadership with the necessary governance to protect remote workers from today’s cybersecurity threats.
Ease of implementation and management. Streamlined deployment and maintenance of IT infrastructure, including an intuitive management console complete with configuration wizards and a customizable set of tools that combine to reduce the burden on IT teams.
Cost-effectiveness and simplicity. The all-inclusive single license model offers full-fledged, enterprise-level features such as application and desktop delivery with RDSH, VDI, and Azure Virtual Desktop, load balancing, universal printing, security features like multifactor authentication and FIPS 140-2 encryption, and more.
But you don’t have to just take our word for it — Parallels RAS has been recognized by numerous independent organizations for its ability to empower companies with remote work capabilities, including winning the 2022 Remote Work and Collaborative Workspaces Wunderkind award.
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