While 2020 served as the litmus test for a concept that many workers only dreamed about, 2021 can be considered the official launch of the hybrid workforce. In this new setting, organizations are looking to provide a combination of old and new work environments in which employees can pick and choose where and how they work.

Information technology is the application of computers to store information. It is the results of studies to understand or assess computers, computer networks, telecommunications networks, and related technologies.[1] A growing field that has seen expansive growth in recent years, information technology can be applied to a variety of fields including medicine, financial services, banking, and insurance to telecommunications. The World Wide Web was initially developed as an information system for software developers known as the ARPANET Project.

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1. Think Differently When it Comes to Cloud Security

The acceleration of digital transformation had led to a surge of data moving off-premises, with 71% of organizations migrating away from on-premise resources in favor of the cloud, according to my company’s research. Additionally, when asked about the increase in cloud adoption, 58% of respondents claim that they see improved performance in their businesses when they use cloud services.

As organizations look to expand the value of their digital transformation initiatives by leveraging emerging technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), they are looking to move more workloads to the public cloud in order to quickly access compute, storage and database services. Yet with this shift in the working environment comes a need for heightened security measures.

2. Moving to the Cloud is No Excuse for Being Unprepared

As organizations embark on their digital transformation initiatives, it is important that security remains a top priority. The scale and scope of modern-day threats and cyberattacks have led to a surge in the number and frequency of data breaches. As attacks are becoming more sophisticated, it is essential that organizations are proactive when it comes to mitigating risks through the appropriate security measures.

3. The Cloud Security Evolution

When it comes to cloud security, what’s old is new again. While many of the risks that exist with on-premise systems exist with SaaS platforms as well, there are some significant differences. Traditional on-premises solutions had more control over their environments, whereas SaaS solutions typically require less maintenance because they often rely on someone else’s technical support team to maintain the hardware underneath them. The move to the cloud also brings with it new levels of data protection and encryption; attacks on the cloud remain a constant threat, and organizations need to protect their data from these attacks.

4. The Elephant in the Room: Compliance

While there has been a surge in digital transformations, there has been a corresponding rise in organizational risk. Many organizations have regarded the move to the cloud as an opportunity to remove regulatory and compliance requirements from their operating environment in order to save money and time. However, risks like hacking and security breaches remain a constant threat for SaaS platforms as well as traditional on-premises deployments. As a result, there is a growing need for compliance strategies that work across the board, regardless of the specific deployment model.

5. Taking Advantage of Your Hybrid Workforce

In order to make the most of their dynamic work environment, employees need to be able to take advantage of both old and new work models in order to meet their digital transformation goals. As they share responsibilities between old and new work systems, employees also must realize that their needs will change over time. Organizations must provide flexible employment opportunities in order for employees to be able to pick and choose when they want to work in person or remotely in a hybrid environment.

6. The Hybrid Workforce Solution

While there are many options for clients to take advantage of in terms of hybrid workforce solutions, the primary need is flexibility. An employee should have the choice to choose work habits that best fit their personal needs. Organizations are looking for ways to provide employees with flexible work schedules, collaborative practices, and technology tools that empower them to be more productive.

Interested in reading more about hybrid work in the modern world? Hybrid Work Environment – Navigating Cybersecurity discusses how to implement cybersecurity in a hybrid work environment.

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