The pandemic convinced companies that remote work could be both productive and profitable, and workers appreciate the work-life balance stemming from remote opportunities. In some cases, companies are adopting a permanent hybrid work model, allowing employees more flexibility in their locations and schedules.
But equipping the network and applications for hybrid work environments can present some challenges. Some of these difficulties are being addressed with artificial intelligence (AI). Here are three examples:
Employee Satisfaction: More companies are using AI tools to determine patterns of employee communications and identify gaps or weaknesses in information availability. By examining conversation patterns, artificial intelligence can spot bottlenecks in decision-making or project management.
In addition, artificial intelligence can equip remote workers in a hybrid work environment by boosting the effectiveness of conversational business applications.
AI makes it easy for new employees to complete onboarding and orientation materials from anywhere, speeding up the process of getting new hires on the job.
Network Performance: Artificial intelligence makes it possible to identify latency or congestion quickly, then automatically make adjustments in traffic prioritization to relieve congested areas. This allows network teams to address the disparate nature of the network when hybrid work teams, cloud solutions, and mobile devices are all a part of accessing the network.
Networks equipped for hybrid work with artificial intelligence are able to monitor and then pinpoint any interruptions or potential weak spots in connection, using self-healing technology to address it before network teams even know about the problem.
Security: Some of the same issues that make connectivity complicated for dispersed teams are repeated in the discussions around security. With so many devices, cloud solutions, and workers spread across various locations, the security plane has broadened to allow more access points to the network.
Artificial intelligence can establish a baseline, monitor activity, and identify anomalies. It also equips companies with more ways to determine device and user trust levels, consuming and evaluating large data sets to provide insightful analysis related to security vulnerabilities. The speed and accuracy with which AI-equipped security tools can identify and mitigate threats are unprecedented in technology. Some security issues can be resolved before the security team even knows they exist.
If your company is settling into a permanent hybrid work environment, you may have worked out how to equip your teams for consistent work experiences across any location. But there may be ways to improve the effectiveness in areas like connectivity and security. Contact us at ITBroker.com to learn more about the opportunities emerging in artificial intelligence that could provide new levels of cost-savings, efficiency, and security for your organization.