5 Remote work trends challenge IT teams in UAE

Now, remote work trends are clearer. Many organizations are adopting hybrid work, which blends in-office and remote work. A recent UAE survey report says More than 67% of workers say they are more productive working from home . The abrupt shift to remote work presents significant IT network architecture and support challenges. The five trends below explain why IT departments are rethinking work-from-home arrangements as part of hybrid work environments.

Permanent Remote Work Adoption.

It is expected that more than 50% of all workers will be working remotely after the pandemic. This means that enterprise networking teams have to manage and support hundreds of new, geographically dispersed, non-IT-staffed home office locations long-term.

Increasing reliance on demanding applications for business productivity.

As a result of the pandemic, video conferencing has become ubiquitous, and 64% of companies will continue to use it afterward. In addition to providing secure remote access to workers via their home networks, IT departments must offer a seamless user experience through these and other low-latency, high-bandwidth applications.

Recurring IT issues in the home office

According to research, 70% of businesses with a distributed workforce have remote users who experience IT issues on a weekly basis. The IT teams often lack visibility into resources beyond their own environment, making it difficult for them to resolve home office IT issues. The lack of visibility into session data makes it difficult to determine whether the issue originates from the ISP or from the data center.

New scenarios for remote work.

Now, companies that want to increase the benefits of remote work are incorporating the practice into the work of traditionally colocated employees, such as contact center agents. Digital transformation accelerated by the pandemic also opened up new applications across industries. (For example, telehealth visits are becoming standard, as are mobile clinics and health screening kiosks.) These new use cases scenarios create new demands on IT for remote network security, reliability, and performance.

Increase in Cyber Threats

The number of cyberthreats is on the rise. This year, for instance, ransomware attacks hit record levels. Now, networking and security teams must find a way to extend their Zero Trust frameworks and secure access service edge (SASE) schemes to hundreds or even thousands of remote locations.

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