It used to be that when you were travelling between locations you had to put your work on pause. It was really frustrating – especially when you were up against a deadline. But thankfully, over the last few years there have been remarkable advancements in file sharing and collaboration technologies. Being stuck in one place is a thing of the past. You can work easily from anywhere. Today’s employees have an expectation to work on their personal computers, tablets, or mobile phones.
And the statistics show that employees really are working everywhere:
- Forrester published a whitepaper that declared 62% of employees are spending time conducting business at a location other than the office.
- Forrester also said that for every working week, 42% of workers do their jobs from two or more locations outside the corporate firewall such as at home or from client sites.
- IDC reports that 62% of businesses believe that the number of mobile or remote employees will increase.
Technology’s been changing for the better and the workplace has been changing right along with it.
But with these rapid changes IT departments are faced with a difficult situation: on the one hand the unregulated use of social media services and consumer-oriented collaboration tools makes it extremely difficult to protect IP and digital assets. On the other hand, adopting the multiplicity of new overlapping technologies requested by users can easily lead to a monolithic and inefficient infrastructure.
At Workshare we’ve seen how the workplace has changed to accommodate new technologies. We believe it’s now time for technology to accommodate the workplace. Businesses need a system to reduce complexity in a highly secure and compliant environment while meeting user expectations. Workshare provides one platform that incorporates a variety of social business and collaboration tools such as document comparison, co-authoring, IM-style commenting, and email alerts to serve individual team and user requirements – all without sacrificing data security or efficient central management.
Shouldn’t workforce mobilization be simple? We certainly think so.