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Preparing for a virtual desktop world

The new age of the remote employee is upon us. Close to half the workforce in the U.S. never worked from home before the worldwide healthcare crisis, Statista reports. Today, 44% work from home five days a week. Companies had to scramble to adapt their services and systems so that business could continue. Now, they […]

Checklist for business continuity with a remote workforce

Whether dealing with the current coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis or anticipating a future natural disaster, organizations need to prepare for emergencies that require employees to suddenly switch from a corporate environment to a home office. Even once the crisis arrives, organizations might have to drastically adjust their plans to address the scale required. Continuity plans must […]

The latest from DXC’s Applied AI Center of Excellence: A chatbot to help remote workers de-stress

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Lee, an online personal counselor, helps employees who struggle with feelings of mild anxiety or loneliness while working from home. Rather than cope alone, they talk with Lee to destress. “You’re lonely?” Lee might say. “I’m sorry about that. Can you tell me more about how you’re feeling?” Those words might not seem surprising from […]

Remote work requirement exposes the corporate digital divide

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Like many others, my family and I have done our best to enjoy the unexpectedly large amount of time we have together at home due to social distancing guidelines. Adjusting to the new normal, we have relied heavily on Internet access not only for work and school, but to stay sane and keep the peace. […]

IT support automation keeps remote workforces productive

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Enterprise clients have looked to automate IT support for several years. With millions of employees across the globe now working from home, support needs have increased dramatically, with many unprepared enterprises suffering from long service desk wait times and unhappy employees. Many companies may have already been on a gradual pace to exploit digital solutions […]

To improve meetings, don’t just use collaboration technologies – integrate them

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Are your meetings like the weather? You know, everyone complains about them, but no one seems to be able to do anything about it. We’ve all endured long, boring meetings that feel endless. And we’ve all struggled through an exhausting, frantic week overfilled with back-to-back meetings. The higher your job title, the more time you […]

Digital IT support gets smarter, transforming the employee experience

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When companies prioritize their digital transformation initiatives, modernizing IT support might not be at the top of the list.  But there’s nothing that creates a bigger drain on employee productivity and ultimately impacts business outcomes more than a disruption in an employee’s critical work activities, compounded by an unsatisfactory interaction with IT support and service […]

4 action steps to prepare your workforce for the future

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What’s the best way to prepare for the workforce of the future? With news of Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, and others investing billions in training, you’d be forgiven for thinking the answer is simply “reskilling the workforce.” And yet, reskilling is only one part of the solution. Creating the workforce of tomorrow requires a holistic approach […]

Take these steps to reskill your workforce for the Age of Automation

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By Ben Eubanks, Principal Analyst, Lighthouse Research & Advisory The age of automation is radically disrupting work as we know it. By 2022, seventy-five million jobs in 20 economies are expected to disappear, just as 133 million new jobs are created. And by 2030, McKinsey predicts that 375 million workers will need to find new […]

How to deploy the game-changing Windows Virtual Desktop

The recent surge in ransomware and data breach incidents illustrates the vulnerability of IT workplace environments and the huge impact that these attacks can have on the entire organization. In response, companies are increasingly looking to desktop virtualization as way to run the desktop OS in a remote data center where it can be better […]