Staying Connected in a Remote/Hybrid Work Environment Is More Critical Than Ever

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Now that much of America is working remotely, we are more dependent than ever on our ability to stay connected.


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Working remotely has forever changed the business landscape. While there were a lot of unknowns when most businesses switched to remote work, many who are working from home have welcomed the change. In fact, according to CHRON, there are numerous benefits to the new remote working environment:

  • Improved employee satisfaction.  “Of IT professionals polled, 36 percent said they would choose a work-from-home option over a pay raise.”
  • Reduced Attrition – Satisfied employees stay put.
  • Increased Productivity – Contrary to what businesses predicted, remote working has not decreased output, in fact, the opposite is true.
  • Expanded Talent Pool – The ability to work from anywhere has expanded the talent pool drastically.
  • Cost Savings – Thanks to the home office, enterprises don’t need to rent or buy as much office space (if any).

Although the benefits of working from home are numerous, few organizations will maintain an all-virtual presence post-pandemic. Most will likely move towards a hybrid model, and there will be some unique challenges to consider.

According to a recent study by Deloitte, “Organizational Performance: It’s a Team Sport,” companies of all sizes across all industries are moving away from traditional, top-down business models and replacing those systems with cross-functional teams. Buzzwords like “digital,” “agile,” and “network” are prevalent. Deloitte notes that in an earlier study, “building the organization of the future” was the No. 1 trend respondents identified, with 88 percent viewing it as important or very important. A whopping 65 percent of survey respondents rated the ability to lead through influence as a requirement for 21st-century leadership, building management models around persuasion. With the post-pandemic hybrid work model, networking and data availability is what makes that possible.

The Importance of Data Availability has Never been Higher

As organizations continue to modernize, our need to connect is critical and technology is the foundation.  When networks fail, productivity stops. And that’s costly to business.

According to Gartner, the average cost of network downtime for businesses is $5,600 per minute, which extrapolates to well over $300K per hour.

According to Gartner, the average cost of network downtime for businesses is $5,600 per minute, which extrapolates to well over $300K per hour.

At FiberLight, we built our network for businesses like yours.

Applications, data, and content must be available for business to function.  The future-proof business model includes cloud strategies, application-centric processes, and data center presences.  If you are like most businesses, you are either using a hybrid-cloud, multi-cloud, or are in the process of migrating.

At FiberLight, we know how critical it is that your network performs when you need it.  We focus on exceptional uptime so you can have peace of mind.

With a reliable FiberLight network, your job can bring efficiency and happiness.

Network infrastructure, dark fiber, DCI (Data Center Interconnect), and Cloud Connect are just 4 of the services we provide to give you the reliable, bandwidth-intensive, connections you need to ignite your digital transformation.