Hybrid world of work: Gearing up with the right technology tools in your arsenal
What is the future of work? Perhaps a blurry mix of work, life, pyjamas, and Zoom. Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic forced several office-based companies to shift to the remote trend, one question we’ve been asking ourselves is: Is working from home here to stay? The last 1.5 years taught us that no matter where employees are working from ー home, on the go, in the office, at restaurants and just about anywhere ー getting the work done is all that matters.
According to Lenovo's The Future of Work and Digital Transformation Report 2021, 70 percent of employees said they would be more satisfied and productive if they can work flexibly.
Hybrid work, as it appears, is here to stay. But as we explore the best of both worlds, concerns revolve around seamless user experience i.e, having the right tools and technologies in place to ensure that employees can collaborate, have their work secured and be productive, anywhere.
Unlocking the maximum potential for work
Today, IT decision-makers and technology leaders are creating a frictionless hybrid work environment, one where world-class connectivity and devices allow employees to collaborate, without having to worry about someone hacking into your system.
And to ensure a seamless transition to the new-age workspace and maximise productivity, Lenovo has come up with a host of services like Lenovo Device Intelligence, Endpoint Management, Lenovo Premier Support, and more. This has enabled businesses to thrive effortlessly, even when their teams are working remotely.
Security is cause for great concern, especially for small businesses. Fixing a breach is expensive and often causes irreparable damage. The same Lenovo report stated that 71 percent of data breaches in small to medium businesses are never discovered. For them, secure PCs are the first line of defence.
What organisations need to invest in is hardware, software and solutions that supercharge productivity in the modern workplace, protect employees against cyberthreats and make the shift to hybrid easy, without having to change their IT infrastructure.
This is where Lenovo comes into the picture, with its ThinkShield security solutions, that make sure that workplaces are secure from cyber-attacks, data breaches, and data thefts. Lenovo’s report says that endpoint devices are one of the largest attack surfaces, and it is important that every type of protection begins with them.
Technology suitable for every work environment
Sometimes, strategies to prevent cyberattacks don’t work out as expected, and it is important to make sure that malicious agents don’t get access to sensitive data. Powered by Intel vPro processors, Lenovo offers the ‘Remote Secure Erase’ service that provides IT admins with the option to remotely wipe an Intel SSD Pro drive on an AMT-enabled and provisioned device.
Technology has played a huge role in making hybrid workspaces successful, and Lenovo provides smart services to make sure that these workspaces are here to stay. Lenovo’s tailored solutions make sure that the transition is smooth, as their devices work in perfect harmony with softwares like Zoom, Microsoft (Teams & Office), and Google (Meet & Docs).
When it comes to collaboration, Lenovo Go, a suite of reliable and portable work tools, allows you to set up a collaborative workspace. You also get a personal assistance device with ThinkSmart View, that lets you set up your workstation anywhere and perform collaborative tasks.
Another service, aptly named Lenovo Device Intelligence, ensures that IT teams optimise fleet performance and improve the experience of the end users. This service makes use of artificial intelligence-enabled technology to provide the tools to diagnose and prevent common PC health and performance issues.
Most teams share the same workspace on their devices, and this opens up the threat of exposing their collective vulnerabilities to external malicious agents. This makes endpoint management highly important, and in order to ensure it is easy, Lenovo has teamed up with Microsoft Endpoint Manager to manage updates, patches, and policies to ensure a distributed workforce.
All Lenovo Think devices are also protected by SentinelOne to ensure protection from advanced cyber threats such as ransomware, zero-days and phishing emails. Businesses can also invest in a mobile device management solution like Absolute® on Lenovo’s Think Devices, which allows you to track your devices offline or online, and continually assess your device security posture.
Moreover, Lenovo Premier Support ensures that any type of problem doesn’t go unheard. It provides elite-level techs in more than 100 markets for anyone who’s going through a hard time with their device(s). With just a single point of contact to simplify case management, Lenovo Premier Support provides technical account managers proactive relationship and escalation management.
As the future of work leans towards the hybrid model, organisations need to ensure they have the right technology and tools in place. Know more about how Lenovo can make the transition smooth.