Why companies expand remote access to everyone

Posted January 12, 2010, 2:50 pm by Glenn Moore

Employees are really feeling the pinch these days. Cutbacks due to the recession mean that remaining workers are being asked to do more with less. Couple that with general feelings of unease over job security and you’ve got the recipe for declining employee morale. Short of the company getting healthier as the economy improves, there isn’t a magic bullet to improve employee morale. Or is there?


A recent survey conducted by Cisco had some surprising results. Cisco was trying to learn how many businesses could enable all their employees to work remotely in the event of a natural disaster, pandemic or weather related cause. They discovered that 3 out of 4 organizations were not set up for sudden expansion of remote access to all employees. The surprising part of the survey was the REASON why 1 out of 4 companies established capabilities to let all employees work from home. While business continuity in the event of an unforeseen circumstance was important, 71 percent of these companies cited improving employee productivity and better work/life balance as a primary reason. Especially in times of stress, employees value flexibility and the ability to work efficiently from home from time to time. Companies that have robust solutions to enable secure and easy to use remote access are improving employee morale AND reducing the risk of business disruption.


ANX has a great way to expand secure remote access to all employees without having to purchase more hardware or increase internal support costs. Check out the ANX cloud-based remote access solution at anx.com if you’re one of the 3 out of 4 companies still trying to unlock the benefits of remote access. Your employees will thank you through improved productivity and maybe even a few more smiles.

Filed under: Remote Access
Edited January 12, 2018 by Eric
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