If you had asked any pundit going into 2020 about remote work trends for the coming year, most would have predicted an upswing, due largely to the need to stay competitive as wars for talent were raging. “Work from home” was considered an employee benefit and posed an opportunity for companies to tap into qualified workers based in other locations. This seemingly progressive view of the world now seems like a lifetime ago.
Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the country’s entire workforce, save for essential employees, went remote in the blink of an eye. Additionally, nearly 40 million people filed for unemployment, meaning the pipeline is now wide open for finding necessary talent in the majority of industries. Remote work is no longer a luxury — it’s survival.
Within this upside-down world, enterprises face new issues. Among them, their corporate VPNs are getting hammered, and network management and security has…
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