A lot of things have changed in the last year-plus. We’ve had to adapt in the ways we work, the ways we communicate, and the ways we gather together with other people (or don’t). And here’s another aspect that’s not talked about as much, but is perhaps equally important: We’ve changed the ways we approach workplace modernization.
It’s not just about procuring IT for your office facility anymore. Today, the challenge involves getting devices and apps into people’s homes, plus many other far-flung locations all over the globe. Needless to say, there are many challenges involved.
These challenges will require some original thinking. In fact, according to CIO Magazine, the entire business world is rethinking the future of work post COVID-19. As we’ve lived through this pandemic, we’ve all had to scramble to keep our business afloat, and we’ve discovered that embracing digital transformation is vital to our professional survival. That’s why, in a survey late in 2020, McKinsey found that responding to the pandemic has “speeded the adoption of digital technologies by several years.”
These “digital technologies” include both the most obvious collaboration tools and some more advanced strategies as well. For starters, everyone knows about Zoom and Microsoft Teams and the like – solutions for video conferencing and file sharing have rapidly increased in popularity since early 2020, to no one’s surprise. But the changes don’t end there. A Bain and Company survey of IT decision-makers found that 80% of companies are accelerating their investment in automation post-pandemic. This means they’re adding efficiency to everything from sales to customer service to – and here’s where things get interesting – the supply chain.
Think about what it takes to get IT assets to your employees in a timely fashion. In this era of remote work, there can be numerous logistical challenges. You have to worry about the quality of the devices you’re giving people, the time it takes to roll them out, and of course, the logistics involved with sending assets to numerous far-off locations. It’s a lot to handle – so it should come as no surprise that businesses are investing in new, technology-driven, advanced strategies for handling it all.
At Zones, we’re at the forefront of these strategies. We have four domestic locations of ISO 9001-certified Logistics & Integration Centers, all strategically located throughout the United States to maximize our ability to guarantee continuous service and rapid delivery. Because of our nationwide network of supply chain resources, we have unparalleled capabilities for staging, configuration, and on-site field work. We make IT deployment simple and easy for everyone, from the smallest small businesses to the largest enterprises.
We take pride in this work at Zones. We understand right now as well as anyone the ways we all do business are changing rapidly, and we want to do everything we can to help businesses like yours adapt. We offer a Remote Worker Solution that’s designed to get your distributed work teams up to speed, and our Global Supply Chain as a Service offering will ensure that you can continually move IT assets from point A to point B without disruption. To learn more about what we can do to improve your IT, all you’ve got to do is connect with us today.