Only a few brief months in the past, when the influence of Covid-19 started to be felt globally, IT groups impressively rose to the problem to assist their companies and their folks in new methods, and in file time. However as firms look towards how they plan to maintain their workforce within the months forward, there are some insights from earlier than the pandemic which will show invaluable in future planning, particularly for IT groups. On Wednesday, October 7, we’ll host a webinar and be joined by visitor speaker J.P. Gownder of Forrester to have a look again at these difficult instances—and ahead to the place IT leaders are headed from right here. We hope you’ll be part of us. Within the meantime, right here’s a have a look at a few of the insights we’ll cowl.
In response to a Forrester Consulting study commissioned by Google in January 2020, organizations that reported investing in cloud-based finish consumer computing initiatives forward of Covid-19 skilled higher preparedness in comparison with companies that have been behind on this space. These organizations have been higher geared up to deal with the speedy change of their working situations, together with working remotely securely, collaborating digitally with their friends and counting on video conferencing as a substitute of in-person conferences. In different phrases, they have been extra more likely to have a cloud workforce.
In early 2020, Forrester recognized that greater than 1 in 3 (37%) data staff have been Cloud Staff. These staff use a laptop computer or pill for work, use cloud-based apps each day, and spend vital time through the workday finishing duties in a browser. Whereas this quantity already rose from 26% just two years ago, a a lot bigger portion of the workforce has since been reworked into distant or versatile working eventualities, and plenty of will stay distant or in hybrid fashions for a while, which means it’s probably the variety of cloud staff has considerably elevated over the course of 2020. You possibly can tune in to the webinar for some future of labor predictions from Forrester, however it’s clear that cloud staff are on the rise.