How technology needs to evolve to support the flexible work revolution

The age of remote work is here. Some employees have enjoyed working from home and the flexibility that allows them to make their careers successful, but the pandemic has taken this scenario to a whole new level. With lockdown restrictions in place, companies had to adapt quickly – much to the detriment of building a long-term technology solution for real WFH success.

By 2025, a staggering 87% more Americans will work from home (WFH) than before COVID. Unsurprisingly, 96% of employees want to continue working from home after the pandemic has ended.

While employers and workers see this as a trend that won’t go away after the world emerged a year after the global pandemic began, there are many technological issues standing in the way.

Challenges of today’s technology in WFH

Some workers work in rural and remote areas where there are not enough options for a fast enough internet connection. A full 35% of workers cannot do their jobs because of slow internet speeds. 43% try to compensate for this with hotspots, and data usage at home increased 38%. Even so, VPNs are notoriously slow, somewhat secure, but clunky, and won’t support dispersed teams and their modern online needs.

The solution? Ananda Networks built a stable and secure cloud-managed SASE model network from the ground up – a fast network at that. It eliminates unnecessary hardware and setup, as well as trusted network access.

Learn more about the connectivity of the future that is needed to empower tomorrow’s next level workforce: the truly empowered and dispersed teams – in the following visual deep dive:

The future of networking