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Aside from cybersecurity, bandwidth, server capacity to monitor connections, VPN capacity, VPN licenses to enable remote workers are also among the issues IT companies need to address to safely transition into work-from-home setups.

“Speed and agility just become so important in this world when you have so many major changes happening,” Adam Glick, senior director for APEX, Dell Technologies’ portfolio of cloud services said. 

He added that Dell Technologies has seen companies flourish when they adopt the following best practices.

1. Use cloud computing to improve scalability

One of the inherent benefits of the cloud is that it enables organizations to rapidly scale up or down as needed. 

Glick said that the cloud makes organizations much more scalable and flexible — which is very important when workers are joining and quitting more frequently than in the past.

2. Deploy virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

One particular type of cloud computing that can be very useful is VDI. It solves many problems related to security, compliance, and logistics by giving workers access to the tools and data they need while lending IT more control over those applications and users — regardless of where they are located. 

3. Choose infrastructure and tools that leverage current skills

As organizations move to the cloud, they need to make thoughtful choices about automation and architecture that allows them to use their existing skills. 

4. View remote work as an opportunity

Finally, Glick said that IT teams should remember that “from a business standpoint, remote work is an incredible opportunity.” 

He added, “It has unlocked the ability to give much more flexibility and freedom to employees, and for employers to find a much broader base of talent to be able to bring into the organizations to help make things happen.”


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