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Managing Profitability and Productivity with Remote Workers

by Spanish Point - Mar 2, 2021
Managing Profitability and Productivity with Remote Workers

The role technology plays in making our businesses more productive, efficient and profitable is undeniable. Over the past year, we have seen first-hand the difference the right technology can make. For business leaders, however, what comes next is likely to impact business growth over the next phase. While your CIO and IT team need to worry about the path forward, the ultimate responsibility rests on you to steer the business in the right direction. What will your digital transformation look like?  Here are three areas you need to be thinking about right now. 

  1. Embracing agility 
    If we have learned anything over the past year, it is the need to be agile and flexible. This has meant a shift of organisational culture for many companies. Your technology should be agile and flexible to accommodate the evolving needs. 
  1. Reimagining the role of technology in the organisation 
    An examination of how technology can create a more productive and profitable environment by reducing costs, increasing efficiency and delivering a superior customer experience. 
  1. Futureproofing the business platform 
    You need to define the foundation to build your business. You cannot afford to constantly chase sunk costs or continue to add new systems. You need to have a solid foundation that can evolve as your business does. 

Your employees are looking to you for leadership. You need to be the driver for change in your organisation and not just rely on your IT leadership to make these important decisions by themselves. That doesn’t mean you need to know the technical details, but you will need to understand why it is important and what needs to be accomplished. 

It’s Time to Make Decisions 

To accomplish these goals, you will need to examine the implications of the outdated technologies currently in place and what happens if you don’t act. You will need to weigh the cost of doing nothing against the benefits of creating a futureproof technology infrastructure. 

  • Budget and cost  
  • TCO Analyses 
  • Ease of deployment 
  • Integration with existing infrastructure 
  • Data jurisdiction 
  • Compliance 

You will also need to examine the new skills that team members will need to maintain productivity and how future working conditions will impact risk management. 

Reducing Risk in Remote Work 

New business operations need to work from any device and foster secure collaboration. Reducing risks means creating a secure framework for security over LOB and remote work. The mobile management of business and access from any device requires a different strategy. 

Whether you are thinking about an exit strategy or long-term business growth, reducing your infrastructure costs, or maximising flexibility in an uncertain economic climate, you need to protect your business by aligning your technology with your business goals. 

Your organisation is depending on you to make smart business decisions in this changing environment. 

Ireland had one of the highest number of employees working from home in 2020 — higher than almost any other country in Europe. The new National Remote Work Strategy unveiled in January is likely to encourage more workers to continue remote work.  

Are you ready to transform your business moving forward? 

Spanish Point Can Help 

Spanish Point is a leading Irish Microsoft Partner that provides Windows Virtual Desktop as part of your IT infrastructure to help manage remote workers and improve productivity in a secure environment. 

Windows Virtual Desktop is currently the only virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) that can deliver simplified management, multi-session Windows 10, optimisations for Office 365 ProPlus, and support for Remote Desktop Services (RDS) environments. 

Contact Spanish Point today to learn more about Windows Virtual Desktop and how we can help transform your business. 

Download our Business Case ‘How Windows Virtual Desktop Provides a Secure Environment for Remote Work‘ to learn how to better secure remote workers with new technology, increase productivity, provide secure access to LOB systems from anywhere, reduce risk and reduce infrastructure costs.