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The digital world is probably the fastest growing and progressively dynamic industry on the planet. Keeping up with the latest goings-on is the minimum you should be doing for your business. Ideally, you want to plan ahead, but how do you anticipate such a changeable market?
If you work in IT or even make key decisions in IT operations within your company, staying up to date with the latest trends and insights in the market is vital to make sure your business is operating as efficiently as it can, whilst embracing the ever evolving world of tech. Gartner provide insights into major business and technology trends that will help you stay ahead and may help you make smarter decisions for your organization.
This complimentary, downloadable White Paper from Gartner looks into the future of digital workplaces, where the challenges lie, and what leaders should be doing now to prepare for change.
Per Gartner,” Most organizations lack a digital workplace architecture sufficient to support the future of work”Most organisations lack sufficient digital workplace architecture for the future.
It recommends focusing on employees rather than vendors, as a “chaotic, distraction-ridden employee experience will stifle many organizations’ digital workplace progress”. Basically, give your employees the tools they need to get the job done in the simplest way possible.
CloudM gives your employees the tools they need to get on with the job, allowing the IT department to get on with their day-to-day work.
This autonomy is necessary in today’s digital world. A separate report even found that the average adult spent nearly 8 hours a day viewing digital content in 2021 alone. So it’s no surprise the Gartner report cites that only 4% of workers consider themselves to be a novice when it comes to IT proficiency.Of course, you can’t let everyone do whatever they want in the system, there needs to be balance.
The IT department doesn't want to shadow everyone, showing them how to reset a password… but at the same time there are security risks that must be acknowledged. That balance comes in the shape of CloudM. It reduces the risk of security breaches while at the same time gives your employees the autonomy to do more.
CloudM allows you to assign staff members roles, automatically giving them access to certain parts of the platform, while at the same time restricting access to more sensitive information. This great feature allows IT teams to delegate certain roles. For example, the marketing team could easily manage company email signatures, ensuring brand messaging is up-to-date and consistent. At the same time, more sensitive information, such as onboarding and offboarding data, would be restricted.
Tech-savvy staff members can easily get up to speed with productivity suites like Google Workplace and Microsoft 365, and with CloudM, new and existing employees automatically receive access to the correct files, emails, documents and calendars they need to do their job as soon as they are onboarded. This automation allows for greater productivity, communication and collaboration.
It’s no secret that the more proficient we become with technology (like the 53% mentioned in this report) the more likely teams and individuals are to look to SaaS applications to help them collaborate and boost their own productivity. The problem is this can result in SaaS Sprawl. Luckily we can help IT teams keep on top of the spiraling SaaS applications their workforce are using. CloudM also allows greater SaaS integration, improving security and avoiding SaaS sprawl.
You can also save time and money by automating your processes through onboarding/offboarding workflows and managing your licenses in one place to stay on top of costs.
Moving into a cloud-based future, businesses must focus on the employee experience when it comes to their digital workplace strategy.
By recognising employees’ mutual pursuits and common needs, a company solidifies its workforce, creating a work environment that’s both challenging and gratifying.
A business that embraces SaaS technology can anticipate and adapt to change, bending with the wind. One that sticks with a vendor-oriented platform is ill-equipped for a future that depends on digital dexterity.
Many new employees coming into the workforce were born in the digital age, so technology isn’t a stranger to them. Trust your staff to handle their own work by giving them instant access to the files they need through automation.Trusting people to know what they’re doing and letting them get on with it is the future of the digital workplace.
Gartner, Architect the Future of Work With the Digital Workplace Framework, Jim Murphy, Gene Phifer,29 th June 2021This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available upon request from CloudM.
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