computer e caffè: smart working

Mobility and smart working: how to adapt IT to changing work

The ability to carry out work activities on the move or from remote locations has become a necessity for companies. A useful flexibility not only in conditions of absolute emergency, such as those experienced with the recent pandemic, but also essential in contexts where it is necessary to guarantee continuity and work productivity in the face of common personal and corporate problems. Smart working improves the quality of life for employees, reducing stress levels and travel costs, making the company benefit from many tangible benefits.

Data and Smart Working

According to a survey conducted by the Osservatorio Digital Innovation of the School of Management of the Politecnico di Milano, with just one day of smart working a week, a company’s productivity can increase by 15%, significantly contributing to cost reduction and environmental impact. And in Italy, around 5 million workers (out of a total of 22 million) would be able to adopt smart working on a large scale. But what are the obstacles to break down to make this change?

Digitalization as a pillar for mobility and companies

To allow employees to work outside the office, it is necessary to completely digitize work processes, abolishing procedures that still require paper and consultations on paper archives. Companies must therefore enable external access to applications and the corporate LAN so as not to create dangerous security holes. Depending on the situation, it may be sufficient to reconfigure the firewalls to support a certain number of connections protected in VPN, in other cases it will be necessary to intervene more deeply in the protections, implement EDR (endpoint detection & response) systems for the protection of connected devices, as well as IDS (intrusion detection system) and SIEM (security information & event management) for intrusion control and automated defense.

Smart Working and IT Infrastructure

New IT threats and enabling smart working can be an opportunity to completely overhaul the corporate IT infrastructural system in the logic of more extensive use of cloud resources. Starting with personal productivity applications that can benefit from services such as Google Workspace, Microsoft Office365, or virtual desktop. On the networking front, the opening of the LAN perimeter to external services and users must be accompanied by a review of access policies and methods according to modern zero-trust logic.

Helping companies through the path of digitalization

BinHexS offers specific services for the modernization and security of modern IT infrastructures as well as service desk/help desk support to manage user problems in the phases of change. BinHexS provides its customers with the skills and professionals to support customer companies in the management of information resources, both locally and remotely, ensuring 24/7 continuity of services.