New ways of working
The ‘new normal’ introduces a rise in remote working and will likely result in a shift towards hybrid home and office working arrangements. For many companies the office - as we knew it - will be a thing of the past. Amongst the likely logistical and social distancing conversations it’s worth considering how this will affect your security posture. Will your users have seamless access to the systems they need? Equally, will legacy ‘office based’ policies stand up to a workforce that may now be predominantly remote? Do you need to introduce additional measures and toolsets to protect data now that it may be accessed remotely? Will your ITAM systems flex to managing remote assets that may now be shipped directly to end users?
Furloughed staff back en masse?
Maybe, you, or a portion of your business were on the government furlough scheme or accepted reduced hours for the last few months. Your solutions may have ticked along quite happily on limited usage but with the economy picking back up and lockdown easing, it’s worth considering whether your systems are resilient enough and scalable enough to accommodate the full breadth of the workforce returning.