Building a connected workplace in a hybrid world

    New ways of working presents fresh challenges and pressures for both employees and leaders. Discover how ASUS Business solutions empower efficient remote collaboration, management and productivity.

    To be informed it is to be forearmed

    A digital workforce and hybrid working are emerging as new determinants of company success — because the COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped global business and changed the way we all live and work.

    The Important Emerging Technologies for the Digital Workplace report from Gartner® suggests that by 2030, 48% of employees will work remotely, compared to 30% pre-COVID-19. Chief among the changes is the shift to digital business and hybrid work.[1] As well, and the 2020 Emerging 2020 Technology Roadmap Gartner survey, organizations have doubled the number of emerging technologies for digital workplace solutions. And according to 87% of respondents, employees are more than able and ready to adopt these new solutions.[2]

    Before jumping on the bandwagon, consider that the actions that companies take right now will have long-term consequences for competitiveness and performance. Digital workplace technologies will give companies an edge, but reliability and cost-savings will help companies to recover from the pandemic and ride out future disruptions for stable and long-term growth. So, let’s explore the numerous ways that ASUS products and services can help your business succeed.

    Maximum productivity with secure and powerful devices

    As hybrid working becomes the norm, companies must also grapple with a growing, distributed spread of workers. Chromebooks are emerging as the laptop of choice for enterprises, with shipments up 13.5% for the full year of 2021 compared to 2020.[3] ASUS Chrome Enterprise devices run on Google Chrome OS instead of the perhaps-more-familiar Windows operating system or Apple macOS, offering business-grade capabilities, tighter security, cost-savings and attractive end-user benefits — all packed in to thin, lightweight designs.

    The next wave in enterprise technology is also coming in the form of private 5G, and organizations must be ready to reap its full benefits. According to NTT in 2021, over 80% of CIOs and senior leaders plan to deploy private 5G networks within the next 24 months.[4]

    The ASUS ExpertBook B7 Flip is a 5G-enabled premium laptop that is well-positioned to leverage future private 5G networks. Its lightning-fast data connection offers ability to create a personal secure network wherever you go.

    Employee experience and satisfaction can also be helped through anywhere, anytime services like ASUS Customer Service Center. A globally-distributed workforce needs to be able to repair devices with the least hassle possible. With 1,300 repair locations and 20,000 drop points worldwide, ASUS Service ensures that employees can get back to work as quickly as possible.

    Shift to services and streamline processes

    At the height of the pandemic and associated lockdowns, it is estimated that more than one billion workers globally became remote workers in 2020. As the world moves towards COVID-19 becoming endemic, hybrid work — a combination of remote and office work — will take center stage. CIOs are taking note, with the return to work moving up in their list of priorities over remote work.[5]

    Technologies that support hybrid work are emerging as top growth markets. These technologies must be able to empower a growing, distributed workforce – enabling them to work effectively from anywhere and everywhere. IT teams also need tools that will provide them simple and effective ways to monitor and control a growing plethora of devices without heaping on more work and complexity.

    Many organizations are embracing concepts such as Device as a Service (DaaS) to do just that, powering a market that is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 56% from 2021 to 2026.[6] For companies, DaaS is a quick, reliable and cost-effective way to empower a large number of remote workers.

    Windows Autopilot is one such example. All ASUS devices support this unified endpoint-management tool, which allows IT administrators to automatically configure new devices for easy integration into an existing IT ecosystem. With Windows Autopilot, devices can be prepared for new users rapidly, systems configurations can be automatically changed and apps can be loaded with no action by users.

    The speed and flexibility enabled by the DaaS paradigm unburdens IT from time-consuming tasks, streamlines processes and makes a hybrid, distributed workforce a more empowering option for any organization.

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    [1] Gartner, Important Emerging Technologies for the Digital Workplace, 2021
    [2] Gartner, Digital Workplace Investment Benchmarks: Accelerating the Shift to Hybrid Work, 2021
    [3] IDC, Tablet and Chromebook Shipments Slowed in the Fourth Quarter but Saw Solid Growth for 2021, 2022
    [5] Gartner, Forecast Analysis: IT Spending, Worldwide, 2021
    [6] Research and Markets, Global Device as a Service Market Analysis, 2021