I recently had the opportunity to visit Cisco Systems Inc.’s newly opened Atlanta office, and the space, similar to what the company did with its New York Penn1 location, has been designed for the needs of hybrid work, a huge topic of conversation at the recent Enterprise Connect 2023 event.
This week Box Inc. is using its virtual user summit, BoxWorks 2022, as a way to map out the future of work — which it views as hybrid for good.
Box today announced the general availability of the revamped Box Notes for real-time content collaboration and project management, the upcoming beta of Box Canvas, for visual collaboration and whiteboarding, and the pending release of Content Insights, which provides visibility on how content is being accessed, consumed and used.
There should be no doubt that hybrid work is here to stay. We are more than two years since the work-from-home period of the pandemic began and businesses have been all over the map with respect to what the return to work looks like. Earlier this year, I was part of UC Today’s UC Summit Keynote, where I stated that the first wave of hybrid work would be a disaster because most business are at a loss as how to proceed.
Every organization with cloud-based collaboration tools should be thinking about security, privacy, and compliance. Post-pandemic, digital transformation priorities have shifted to support a hybrid work environment, where there is less control over data and a rise in shadow IT.
The terms hybrid work and remote work are used interchangeably, but they’re fundamentally very different.
Remote works refers to all employees working from home, as was the case at the start of COVID-19. Hybrid work can describe a scenario where no one is in the office, everyone is in the office, and every possible combination in-between. The latter is becoming more common post-pandemic, as organizations figure out the most effective work methods.