Is a Mobile Workforce the Future for Utilities?
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- Mar 31, 2021 10:25 am GMTMar 31, 2021 9:45 am GMT
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The worldwide Covid-19 lockdown has enforced a rethink of “regular” assumptions about work practices, office premises, and remote working. What started out as a stop-gap emergency response response to the pandemic is now clearly morphing into a permanent change in the fundamental ways employers approach work.
Many companies are reaching toward the idea of an "elastic workforce" — employees working from remote locations, often from home, either on a part-time or permanent basis. This new paradigm will need updates in corporate IT and security, however. The permanent elastic workforce will require new approaches to network and application architecture, along with a major focus on security concerns, particularly where the job can have significant impacts on national security, which is the case with most utilities.