The pandemic has changed where we work and how we work— and it’s reinforced the need for robust security to protect remote teams, says Jamf CEO Dean Hager.
The big move out
Hager’s company began working remotely over a year ago in response to the pandemic. In 24 hours, the firm’s entire global team switched to working from home. As a tech-focused company, Jamf experienced little business disruption during the transition. To some extent, this was because the company chose to follow best-practice advice for remote working:
- Make use of off-premises cloud infrastructure where possible.
- Migrate all communications from fixed line to mobile and video conferencing.
- Use the latest technologies — in Jamf’s case (as in 23% of US industry) that meant Macs and iPhones.
“My advice to companies who were not ready to go remote a year ago would be to implement these practices now, because remote work is here to stay,” said Hager.