New IDG Report: Ensuring Productivity & Security in the New Remote Work Era

As businesses face the reality of long-term , IT leaders are becoming increasingly concerned about the remote work tools they adopted early on. As a result, 65% of those surveyed are actively consolidating remote work tools in a move toward greater ease of administration, ease of use and scalability.

 LogMeIn, Inc. a leader in empowering the work-from-anywhere era with solutions such as GoTo, LastPass, and Rescue, today announced results of a global study executed by IDG that reveals the new reality of long-term remote and flexible work. The research shows IT leaders are increasingly concerned about security and scalability of the remote work tools adopted early in the pandemic to address the sudden shift to remote work. As a result, 65 percent of those surveyed are actively consolidating remote work tools, citing the need for ease of administration, ease of use, and scalability.

The study indicates there’s room for improvement when it comes to cybersecurity and the effectiveness of remote work tools. The surge in remote work exposed 66 percent of respondents to cyber risks, and IT help desks are struggling to securely support workers as:

  • 31 percent expect to use vulnerable devices when working remotely
  • 45 percent will rely exclusively on unsecured home Wi-Fi networks in 2021

These concerns are driving IT teams to find effective integrated remote access and support solutions.

  • 60 percent of respondents are considering increasing investment in remote work tools, with the average expenditure expected to grow by 21 percent this year
  • 84 percent of respondents said that remote work tools enhance productivity
  • Two-thirds of respondents are actively consolidating remote work tools with a trusted vendor in 2021