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Introduction


The role of Chief Information Officer (CIO) has developed over the years. It has transformed from being the head of the IT department to being a key strategic role within the organization. This is due, in part, to how critical technology is to the everyday running of any successful business. CIOs are crucial to the development of technology within organizations. The digital transformation initiatives led by CIOs and their teams are instrumental to organizations running efficiently.

And with the recent digital transformation acceleration, CIOs are now working even harder to take organizations to new levels of digital flexibility. As organizations around the globe look to transition towards a “work from anywhere” ethos, they do so with technology at their core. The “work from anywhere” model (also known as “remote-first” or “digital-first”) is defined as when organizations shift their working practices to treat remote and location-based employees the same, regardless of where they work. It offers employees the opportunity to seamlessly work from any location, as if they were in the traditional office environment.

This model offers tremendous benefits for any organization and affords the workforce a huge degree of flexibility. For “work from anywhere” to work successfully, CIOs and their teams must deliver the same fluid user experience that the workforce has come to expect in the office environment, but from wherever the end-user decides to work. This way of working has become commonplace in many organizations and it’s now down to the CIO and their teams to continue to deliver this continuous experience for end-users. They must put in place strategies and technologies which will make this once temporary situation, a permanent reality.

If organizations can implement their “work from anywhere” strategies successfully, they can reap the benefits of being able to recruit from anywhere around the world and reduce staff turnover. By not confronting this matter soon, organizations risk losing their top talent to organizations that do embrace this working model. “Work from anywhere” has eliminated the majority of geographical barriers that the workforce once faced when applying for jobs. Employees now have a much wider pool of businesses to choose from when looking for their next role. Equally, employers also have more recruiting options.

In order for organizations to retain their top talent and truly embrace the “work from anywhere” ethos, CIOs and their teams must enable their workforce to “work from anywhere” by adopting the right technologies and processes.

This paper, based on independent research commissioned by Dell Technologies, Intel and VMware, looks to explore what hybrid working means to CIOs from around the globe and how they feel about this monumental shift towards a hybrid working environment.

To read full download the whitepaper:

“Work from anywhere” How CIOs are empowering the future of work

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