Tuncay Cil, Chief Strategy Officer of ASSIA, Inc. speaks with Wi-Fi NOW's Claus Hetting about what ISPs are looking for in their vendors, the changing nature of the market, and what 2021 holds in store.
Moderator: Claus Hedding, Wi-Fi NOW CEO & Chairman Panelists: Chalan Aras, VP Products, Citrix Glenn Garbelmann, VP Access Architecture & Engineering, Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink) John Cioffi, Chairman & CEO, ASSIA, Inc.
Is the new work-from-home trend helping is the lack of physical presence hindering SMB and enterprise companies? With this new normal, we see a multi-trillion dollar opportunity for SMBs and enterprise and a definite need for a more modern, distributed, and highly productive workforce.
With 55 million Americans projected to continue working from home, we are seeing a permanent shift towards a distributed and modern workforce with a greater reliance on a strong and stable internet connection.
Reducing the importance of a centralized location makes it easier for companies and organizations to re-allocate operational budgets to other areas.
Once we stop thinking of location as a qualifier for employment, it makes it a lot easier to hire quality talent from a significantly larger pool. It even saves money. But it all starts with a shift to remote work.
One 2019 study shows that remote employees work an average of 1.4 days more than their office counterparts. Another shows a dramatic reduction in absenteeism.
In March 2020, twenty million jobs were lost or furloughed, mainly due to an inability to transition into telework. Simultaneously, companies rapidly moved 60-80% of the remaining personnel to work from home.