How do IT leaders plan to overcome remote work security challenges?

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Two years ago, IT leaders were forced into remote work. Many viewed it as a temporary experiment. Today, they see it for what it is: the future of work. And they’ve made it their top priority.

According to the results of a Citrix Systems and Pulse survey, 100 percent of 400 IT and security leaders across North America, EMEA, and APAC have adopted the hybrid model, and rank enabling it as job number one for their organizations.

“In 2020, IT was focused on survival amid the great remote work pressure test. In 2021, they overhauled their infrastructure and strategies to accommodate this new model. And in 2022, they will enact flexible technology strategies and workplace policies to deliver what is clearly the future of work,” said Meerah Rajavel, CIO, Citrix.

Leading the charge

Business leaders who once bristled at the idea of remote work because they didn’t think employees could deliver outside the office now see the benefits it can deliver in terms of employee productivity and experience. They are calling on IT to enable it, and as revealed by the survey, they’re answering.

When asked to rank their top five priorities over the next five years, respondents said:

Enabling distributed collaboration Ensuring always-on availability Empowering individual focus Providing a consistent, consumer-like experience from device to device and location to location Automating work Leaping hurdles

But they’ll face some challenges in executing. When asked to identify the top obstacles to driving digital transformation, Citrix survey participants

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