Zillow, Facebook, and Nationwide Insurance have all announced a permanent shift to remote work for their employees. By 2025 there is projected to be 87% more Americans working from home than there were before the COVID-19 pandemic. But even though 96% of employees want to continue working from home in some capacity and many employers plan to allow that, almost all professionals have reported that there are some challenges to working remotely. Internet speed is one contributing factor since weak internet connection degrees productivity tremendously. In a survey conducted, 35% of those surveyed said they couldn’t complete work due to slow internet and 43% said they ended up using their phones as hotspots during the height of COVID.
Security is also a major concern with 60% of organizations reporting an increase in cyberattacks. VPN vulnerabilities, phishing attacks, and VID or RDP are all risks. In order to continue the increase in working from home better internet security and faster networking will be required but thankfully there are now options that will make this possible.