“We have seen significant growth in the deployment of WFH devices, which has led to growing PC sales as well as investment in new secure connectivity like SD-WAN at scale to offer improved connectivity to the office as well as flexibility that VPN isn’t as well suited for.”
“93 percent of CEOs who had introduced upskilling programs said these programs increased productivity — they also helped attract and retain talent and helped deliver a resilient workforce. However, only 18 percent of CEOs who took the survey said they had invested in upskilling.”
If your current ‘team’ of employees are unprepared, well you’re not alone. Furthermore, many organizations are struggling to hire ‘quality talent’ as only 16 percent of new hires possess the needed skills for both their current role and the future, according to the latest worldwide market study by Gartner.
In 2015, advertising revenue in the podcast industry was $69 million. It’s expected to reach over $1 billion by 2021, and to grow. The podcast boom is powered by younger generations. Millennial and Gen Z represent a sizable portion of the total podcast audience globally.
Across the United States, city-to-city migration patterns have been redefined in recent months. Fresh data from LinkedIn’s Economic Graph team shows that smaller metro areas are gaining, some famous big cities are slipping, and hints of de-urbanization can be found across the country.
“Whatever the future of offices and work looks like, the old ritual of commuting to a central headquarters in which everyone is cheek by jowl with their co-workers, in a sea of desks broken only by monitors and half-height dividers, seems endangered.”
A quest for digital transformation will continue. “Among the businesses increasing IT spend in 2021, the following factors will influence budget growth next year: Increased priority on IT projects (45%), changes to business operations during COVID-19 (38%), and the need to support a remote workforce (36%).”
“The future of consumer buying is not a shift from traditional to digital, nor is it an abandonment of self-service in favor of delivery; it’s all of the above. Consumers want values-based experiences, experimentation, price, and convenience, and they don’t want to make the trade-off.”
“Remote working continues to catch on as a viable alternative to the workplace. More than half of leaders (54%) now say they plan to make remote work a permanent option for roles that allow it, up from 43% in our last survey.”
Enterprise IT security leaders need to protect endpoint devices from cyber attacks. Moreover, they want to offer effective and secure remote access for employees who are now working from home. Besides, this demand will continue to grow as more organizations embrace flexible working models.