Maidstone, UK, 22/02/2023
Almost three-quarters (74%) of IT directors in public sector organisations are not very confident in their IT estate being able to support a hybrid workforce, but almost seven-in-ten (69%) are not placing investment at the top of the priority list. This is according to new research undertaken by leading managed workplace services (MWS) provider, Apogee Corporation.
Almost all (93%) organisations say that effective collaboration is being prevented by their current IT setup, with 42% admitting that their remote workforce don’t have the same access to solutions as office workers. This is despite the top expectation among the workforce being the ability to collaborate effectively with technology, as cited by over a third (36%) of respondents. This is on par with the need to work flexibly (36%).
With remote workers already at a disadvantage, over a fifth (21%) of public sector organisations identify both security and productivity challenges from remote and hybrid working as detrimental to IT transformation progress. Measures to secure the hybrid/remote workforce are also being neglected, with just 14% of respondents citing it as a top priority for their department.