Employees were already looking for some form of hybrid work before the pandemic—but their employers weren’t necessarily keen on the idea due to these concerns:
- Network complexity: When employees work from a centralized location, it’s much easier to deploy a limited network infrastructure to support a central office and some satellite offices.
- Legacy infrastructure investment: Many companies had already invested significant resources in building and expanding their networks: an extensive wired network and wide-ranging wireless routers and access points.
- IT security and life cycle management: Security, performance, account management, hardware maintenance…all these processes are the daily cost of supporting enterprise connectivity. Centralizing these controls makes scaling across devices, locations and systems much easier and more accurate.
While the above concerns are legitimate, they aren’t as prohibitive as they once were. Network and security capabilities have evolved so much in recent years that organizations considering implementing remote work solutions for hybrid work arrangements no longer have to worry about them—provided they have the right tools.
For example, reliable and fast wireless business internet is available nationwide from Verizon. Companies can now deploy and manage internet connectivity for virtually all its remote employees much more efficiently than just a few years ago. This frees remote workers from relying on their home-based, consumer-grade connectivity to conduct business.
When a company helps employees turn their remote offices into business-grade workspaces through wireless business internet, it can then reassess its legacy network infrastructure and find ways to reduce costs. To achieve these goals, many companies are turning to an advanced Network as a Service (NaaS) infrastructure.
NaaS lets companies scale its network capacity up and down as needed, giving it an on-demand, pay-as-you-go bandwidth that can support the needs of a dynamic hybrid workforce. Whether they’re needed in the office one day for one week or five days the next week, employees have the connectivity they need to be productive, no matter their location or schedule. NaaS also gives companies more control over their infrastructure costs, as it’s delivered from the cloud and requires less capital investment.