When Remote Access Equals No Access

By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 05-22-2014 Email Print this article Print

Outdated, under-performing network hardware and the rise in extreme weather-related disruptions are causing IT organizations to struggle to meet employees' expectations about working remotely, according to a new survey by Pertino. The average desk job has moved beyond the office cubicle and "as a result, connectivity isn't a luxury, it's a necessity," the report notes. The majority of respondents say they value work-anywhere-any time flexibility and that it makes them more productive. "This is starting to expose weaknesses in legacy network technologies," says Todd Krautkremer, a Pertino vice president. "Cloud networking can free businesses from traditional hardware-related costs and constraints so they can extend secure network access to everyone, everywhere, and on any device…This all adds up to greater overall business productivity, less IT cost and support requirements, and greater employee satisfaction." Instant.ly conducted the online survey on behalf of Pertino, a cloud services company, and polled 991 employed U.S. adults, with four-year college degrees. For more about the Pertino study, click here.

Karen A. Frenkel writes about technology and innovation and lives in New York City.


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