Pre-pandemic, three-quarters of U.S. workers had never worked from home, but by May 2020 more than 70 percent were remote. While many workers found this to be a positive change, one group has largely found this new paradigm to be an enormous challenge—the IT team.
IT has been left pulling double duty, implementing new architectures to support scalable hybrid work, while keeping devices, apps, and infrastructure safe. And they’re doing it all in an exponentially more threatening environment without protection from traditional network and security perimeters. No doubt, it’s an enormous job. And in light of stagnating IT budgets and an expanding skills gap, it’s a situation that can’t continue.
Throughout the pandemic, Citrix and Chrome OS helped organisations implement hybrid solutions for a wide variety of scenarios. Our experiences taught us what’s needed most right now is a focus on security, scalability, and simplified cloud management. Going into 2022, Citrix and Chrome OS recommend pursing these three strategies to successful meet the challenges of today’s ever-growing hybrid workforce.