Remote Work 2.0 Virtual Summit: Lessons Learned and Best Practices for Workforce Agility
Date: Friday, August 21st at 9am PDT - 12 noon PDT
Starting around March, IT departments around the world engaged in a largely unplanned mass migration to remote work. It was catch as catch can. Few realized how long the work-from-home paradigm would last. As it begins to dawn on everyone that we may be in a paradigm shift toward more permanent remote work, organizations recognize that the duct-taped solutions of early 2020 require more robust approaches.
This virtual summit from the editors of Redmondmag.com and Virtualization and Cloud Review looks at lessons learned from the big migration and best practices for ongoing and future workforce agility — both for end users and IT staff. Find out ways to iterate your remote workers into a 2.0 environment.
The Big Migration: Problems Caused by the Fast, Forced March to Remote Work
The response of the IT community and ecosystem to COVID-19 was impressive. Far more people migrated to remote work in far less time than anyone would have thought possible just a few months earlier. Predictably, the accelerated process wasn’t without hiccups, or without serious tradeoffs.
In this special session, our experts will:
- Review the pace of the migrations
- Examine key trends in those first efforts
- Illuminate some of the major problems that arose around security, manageability, and collaboration
- Discuss unintended barriers to workforce agility and flexibility from the fast moves
- And much more!
Don't miss this eye-opening exploration of the biggest problems and issues that organizations are encountering with their newly remote workforces.
Architectural Options: An Overview of Different Ways to Enable Remote Work
Now that the employees are working remote to an unprecedented degree, what's next?
In this session, experts look at top architectural options for enabling remote workforces moving forward. We'll cover:
- Different ways to enable remote work, including shared apps in the cloud, virtual workspaces, laptops with simple email and collaboration approaches, etc., and explore benefits and drawbacks of each
- Options for connecting workers, from public Internet to VPN to SD-WAN
- Key considerations for ensuring flexibility and agility in the workforce
- Architectural challenges of switching from one method or combination of enabling a remote workforce to another
Attend this session and understand your options for improving the agility and productivity of your remote workforce and ensuring that they're ready for whatever happens next.
Best Practices for Getting Remote Workers to a 2.0 Productivity Experience
Even more than caution or fear, the overwhelming zeitgeist is uncertainty. Will people go back to the office, government buildings, school and college? Will they be able to stay there if they return? Or will the return to public spaces have to be quickly reversed as caseloads spike or government guidance changes?
In this timely session, we look at the best IT practices that can give organizations the future-ready strategies to rapidly adapt to their organizations' needs and keep their workforces safe, engaged, and productive. Whether it's long-term remote work, flexible office situations or the ability to shift back-and-forth between those modes, our experts will show you how technology can enable best practices.
Duration: 3 hours