Anywhere operations describes a set of technology solutions that enable employee productivity from any location. Using distributed infrastructure solutions, like the cloud, businesses can support a dispersed workforce without sacrificing scale or effectiveness. This model allows employees to work in the office or at homes, hotels, airports and other remote locations.
Mobile strategies that support anywhere operations have been in practice since the introduction of laptops, smartphones and tablets. However, anywhere operations became a critical business continuity strategy during the COVID-19 pandemic. The approach also helps businesses expand their talent pool to build a skilled workforce regardless of geography.
Cloud, collaboration, network and end-user support solutions have become some of the biggest pillars to maintaining anywhere operations. The cloud helps staff access applications and data from any location, while collaboration tools — like videoconferencing, instant messaging and file sharing — ensure efficient and clear communication.
Modern networking is also expanding where employees can work — providing improved agility and flexibility. Meanwhile, end-user support is vital to solving problems fast. The result is a business that can complete tasks anytime from any location.