Digital Workplaces are Evolving
Since we are past the initial chaos of the transitions necessitated by the pandemic, we need to ask what is coming next and, moving forward, how we can leverage what we learned to conscientiously invest in where we want to be.
One major lesson was that the organizations that were already agile fared well. They were able to get their remote workforce going quickly. We don’t know exactly what the new normal will be, but we do know it’s going to retain a lot of the same aspects that were accelerated over the last several months, such as enabling a remote workforce, but at the same time being more collaborative and agile.
Your Workplace Needs New Capabilities; Intel Bridges the Gap
Intel engages in creating solutions by helping customers understand the vast Intel ecosystem with different models that can fill the gaps in performance, stability, efficiency and price. Intel can share the learnings of thousands of customers to help solve problems and provide capabilities that IT organizations sometimes can’t do on their own.
Business Requirements are Paramount
In the past, a CIO might have been focused on only three things: security, resiliency and efficiency. That is not the case anymore. What used to be tantamount to keeping the lights on, staying out of trouble and running efficiently is now far more complex. Companies must be forward-thinking to enhance the worker, the workplace and the transformations they are undergoing in terms of meeting customer and supplier commitments.
In addition, agility is a requirement since circumstances can rapidly change and businesses must adapt in multiple directions while still meeting these needs.
Finally, more automation via artificial intelligence is an enabler for driving areas such as better collaboration and enhancing workers’ experience. With a distributed workforce, for example, there is no help desk with a person who can walk over and help with your issue. That might not be the most efficient scenario, anyway, so perhaps chat bots or machine learning in a CRM system would be more efficient and allow more shared information. This type of technical automation with common troubleshooting could produce more connections, insights and productivity in the end.
How Your Workplace is Evolving
Business requirements and strategies are changing, especially around workplace evolution. Some organizations will continue with full remote operations, some will want everyone back in an office when it’s safe, and there will be every configuration in between.
Regardless of the situation, organizations must embrace a strategy to make sure they can reach workers any place, any time and on any device, whether from necessity or choice.
Process improvement is also key. You don’t want to continue to add processes on top of those you don’t need anymore.
Evaluating areas for improvement, whether internal infrastructure or third-party capabilities, will add efficiency and value. Rather than building a huge infrastructure that requires management and is burdened by using only its toolsets, organizations should evaluate the incredible amount of ecosystem opportunities that are plugging into as-a-service tools. Outsourcing services that are not your company’s key strategic assets or strengths might make more sense.
Another area to evaluate is data management. With, for example, all the data in the collaboration tools, data sprawl becomes an issue. A clear and effective strategy is necessary.
Along with data management comes security. Data is spread all over the place now, so organizations must embrace, evaluate and deploy good security tools and good workflows around data practices.
How Intel Can Help
There are six main capabilities in the evolving workplace where Intel can help: app and data access, manageability, enhanced security, connectivity, collaboration infrastructure and multicloud environments. Although Intel only produces silicon, the capabilities, scalability and security of it meets the smallest to largest needs of organizations.
Intel seeks to exist across multiple environments and offer manageability of those resources. Although customers will not buy assets such as processors, accelerators, memory and storage directly from Intel, you will still be able to leverage the robust, proven ecosystem of products such as hardware players, OEMs, software providers, system integrators and cloud service providers that Intel makes possible.
When or Where do You Want to Start?
Intel has your organization’s best interest at heart because if you are successful in your business, you’re going to come up with new ways to use data and infrastructure to provide more value to customers, and in the end, consume more. Your strategies, growth and development are your own, but Intel is going to give you the foundation to make good choices.
Look for opportunities to engage with Intel and leverage the extensive network of partners like CDW that can address your issues and your goals. To learn more, please visit CDW.ca/Intel