Due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many companies are being forced to implement immediate teleworking measures to protect the health and safety of their employees.

This unexpected change is requiring companies unprecedented flexibility, reimagining how employees could continue to work on this situation, generating new communication and collaboration models to support employees and collaborators while ensuring the business continuity.

The pandemic has undoubtedly accelerated things, but surely your company has spent years exploring what Digital Workplace should mean. This is not new but now it is time to prioritize: we must think about how our employees will work tomorrow, next week, but also in 6 months or 2 years and seize the opportunity to build a resilient working model to protect the productivity and avoid unwanted business disruptions in the short and long term.

We have recently published a report to help our customers to quickly implement that we call a Liquid Digital Workplace strategy where we explore different perspectives to take into account to achieve a successful implementation of the Liquid Digital Workplace Strategy. 

In this report, and aiming to support our customers while encouraging to ease the initial steps, we also offer to our customers the licenses of TŌGŌ and Knowler without any cost during the first six months.

Some thoughts around this topic:

  • This is not just an initiative of a new technological platform. Digital Workplace initiatives are successful if they are connected to the company's HR policies and managed from talent and people management first. Digital Workplace, as Gartner says, is a strategy, not a product, therefore a carefully designed adoption plan that takes into account the culture of the organizations is extremely important.
  • The use of Artificial Intelligence is a big opportunity. Cognitive engines that can understand the network of relationships inside a company and streamline access to the information can improve the efficiency and productivity of the employees helping them to find the right people and the right content just when they need it and enhancing the use of traditional tools like Teams or Microsoft 365.
  • One of the biggest challenges for the IT departments in the current teleworking scenario is providing access to the workplace from anywhere, anytime and from any device, including BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) laptops and mobiles, while maintaining the control to manage and monitoring the use of the corporate systems by remote users. The traditional BYOD debate is over, and the bring-your-own-home begins. Our employees work from home, in more or less adequate conditions for teleworking and we need to make managing multiple devices and means of access more flexible.
  • Flexibility is the key point to integrate a Digital Workplace initiative within the existing landscape of applications needed by the employees without disrupting IT operations and enhancing availability, performance and scalability through the use of cloud services.
  • The current situation has become a “new normal” where organizations are working on an extended contingency mode and the main interaction channel between employees, customers and providers is the digital one. In this scenario, the need for security and privacy governance with the highest standards is a must and a critical point for CISOs and DPOs.

If you want to know how to plan and deploy our solutions in the very short period of two weeks, you can read our recently released white paper by clicking on the document below. 

You can also find out more by attending our upcoming webinar that will take place next Thursday April 30th. Register in this link and you will receive further info in the coming days

Finally, of course, you can contact us directly at marketing.benelux@everis.com and we will be glad to help you!