Workers Want Remote Access, Better VPNs

By Jeffrey Burt  |  Posted 2014-04-11

Greater worker mobility is one of the key trends—right up there with cloud computing, big data, the Internet of things and bring-your-own-device (BYOD)—that are changing the way corporate IT works. With more employees working outside of the office, IT administrators are under increasing demand to make sure that those workers have consistent and reliable access to the corporate networks. According to a recent survey conducted by cloud networking vendor Pertino, making sure that network access is always available is not only important to the workers—who say they are more productive and happier with a more remote, flexible schedule—but also to their companies, which benefit from that higher productivity. Pertino surveyed 991 U.S. employees who have at least a four-year college degree to get a better read on how they're working and what they need. Essentially, Pertino officials found what other vendors—such as Aruba Networks, which refers to younger, more mobile employees as #GenMobile workers—have found: that while people want their jobs to fit their more flexible lifestyles, there still are some frustrations with corporate networks that have not kept up with the changing demands. This eWEEK slide show takes a look at some of the results from the Pertino survey.


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