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Working from home 101: Every remote worker’s guide to the essential tools for telecommuting

Article from ZDNET |

Even before COVID-19 coronavirus disrupted the planet, remote work had gone from that rare unicorn of workforce arrangements to a standard component of many people’s workweek. According to a recent Gallup poll, 43% of employed Americans log at least some out-of-office, on-the-clock time. A full 31% of those who work remotely at least some of the time spend four or five days a week out of the office.

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What explains the change? Some of it has to do with the rise of the freelance worker. Nearly 50% of millennials are freelancers, and employers are limited in how and when they require contract employees to be on-site. And, of course, there are other pressures forcing companies to reevaluate their stance on remote work, such as the 2020 global epidemic. In the latter case, companies may be scrambling to solve urgent security, data, and collaboration issues related to remote work without much preparation, leaving them vulnerable to security risks and introducing unnecessary inefficiencies into their workflows.

 

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