Increased demand for flexible and remote working will push employers to progressively adopt cloud-based IT service delivery models in order to retain staff, according to research.
The ‘Futurizon’ report, written by futurologist Ian Pearson and commissioned by high tech company Fujitsu, indicated that continuing huge advances in technology mean that it will become increasingly unnecessary for workforces to be office-based.
But if employers do not respond to requirements for more flexibility and better work-life balance, they may end up losing personnel to rival employers or the freelance market. “They will sell their time to the best bidders and will expect to use their own tools and techniques where they work,” said the report.
It can be difficult to manage and maintain secure IT systems that can be accessed remotely in a secure fashion from anywhere in the world using any device, however, Pearson believes that the adoption of cloud computing will become more prevalent.
Because such online services are provided by third party vendors and enable users to access IT services using a browser, Pearson said that it is “it is likely to be something all businesses will have to embrace to survive over the coming years”.
For more information, check out the report here.