In a post-Covid world, McKinsey (Nov 2020) suggests three to four times as many workers will continue working from home than pre-pandemic. Far from being a planned process, this mass migration was rapid and reactionary. Looking forward, IT teams will need to re-approach their cloud network management, ensuring it’s fit for purpose as we settle into a new normal.
We can all agree, 2020 was unreal in so many aspects of our lives; changing how we functioned at home, and at work in ways we never would have predicted or expected. We all did an incredible job of, within weeks, pivoting to a remote life. In my case, learning to order services and products online – even having groceries delivered was a novel change; and working on video all day, every day, until it became so commonplace that now I host video calls with my family on the weekends to stay in touch are just a couple of the ways I’ve adjusted.