Working in 2021 looks very different than it did in 2019. As businesses and employees have largely switched to remote work, network security and network connections have become greater challenges than they were in the past. It’s time for the network of the future.
It’s projected that 87% more American employees will be working remotely by 2025 than they did pre-pandemic, which is easy to understand as the vast majority of executives and employees all view the switch to remote as a good thing.
Nevertheless, 94% of remote workers report facing issues when it comes to working from home, and many of these issues relate to connectivity. Many employees are either working with slow internet or resorting to using their phones as hotspots. Sixty-nine percent of employees also report issues with their VPN. The VPN issue is caused, in no small part, to the huge spike in at-home data usage.
On top of that, 60% of organizations report an increase in cyber security breaches since the onset of the pandemic. Lack of security protocols from personal devices, and connecting to company networks remotely, has left huge vulnerabilities in internet security.
Regardless of the significant issues, remote work is here to stay. Businesses must address the challenges quickly and effectively or face lower productivity and lower profits. Learn more about how the network of the future is needed to support remote work in the infographic below: