Have you been wondering what the future of work will look like as you’ve been juggling remote work, in the office work and a hybrid of both work environments throughout the pandemic? If so, you should read Laplink CEO Thomas Koll’s contributed article, “Hybrid Work Will Require Flexibility and Innovation,” published in Techonomy Magazine. In his article, he discusses the path forward and how tech-fueled hybrid work could lead to gains in productivity that can’t be achieved with either officer or remote work models alone.
His article points out that companies that modernize infrastructure will see a significant benefit. Consider the integration of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), from Microsoft itself with HoloLens and from companies such as RealWear, into collaboration applications. Instead of wasting hours traveling to a board meeting, a CEO living in Silicon Valley may simply beam their image to a board room in Manhattan holographically. Or we may see trade shows where remote attendees can “touch and feel” new products.
In the comprehensive migration of PCs, data, profiles, settings, and even applications, IT managers and business leaders alike must ask themselves how to modernize edge devices to achieve the broader vision and take advantage of emerging tech like Windows 11 and VR/AR. Rethinking the current effectiveness of deploying and refreshing PCs will play a big role in taking us to the next level.
Tech-fueled models of hybrid work point to an exciting future that could lead to gains in productivity unimaginable with either office or remote models alone. To get there, companies will need to make commitments to modernizing and reimagining their infrastructure. The payoff for those who get it right will be considerable.
You can read the full text of the Techonomy article here.