The reality on removal. Or remote realestateiii Kuryshev | 11.06.2020
(The end. In the beginning IT News No. 4/2020)
Consequences of mass transfer
Despite the relatively high availability of the IT segment to the remote work previously, few of its members could boast of such a large-scale experience in practice. Now the situation is rapidly
changing, and the heads of several companies say about 70-90% of staff able to work remotely. And no wonder – it is one of the main criteria of survival. To what consequences can lead
the mass Exodus of employees to home mode?
Maria LINKOVA (Oberon):”will the results of the survey Telegram-channel “Moscow news”: about 42% of employers are ready to remote control. Another 28% are ready to transfer about 50% of employees, 10% — a third of the state, and 20% not ready for remote working”.
The operating Director of company Oberon Maria LINKOVA, based on public data, notes that the most difficult to implement udalenku without loss of efficiency of Federal and regional
Executive authorities, state-owned companies – there are only about 30% of the staff can work outside of the office. And among the industrial enterprises with continuous production, oil and gas, energy
companies and other institutions with extensive branch network of retailers, banks, insurance companies – the average is not more than 50%. Whereas IT companies, in particular system
integrators are much better ready to work with digital channels and technologies remote collaboration. But here, in her opinion, there is a division: if programmers is normal
practice, then, for example, in the areas of services and construction works remote mode is extremely difficult and sometimes impossible. Also important is the psychological factor, because even the most
advanced IT-specialist is a man – he finds it hard to maintain an adequate regime of the day in conditions of isolation. Here office, of course, disciplinarum that in person
solved simpler – just come and talk with colleagues, concludes Ms. Linkova.
Pavel ANOKHIN (HP Inc.):”We do not exclude that after the crisis the attitude to it in General can vary significantly, and for some format of remote work opens a new way. But before we all get back to the office early to draw any conclusions about the effects of prolonged isolation”.
CEO of HP Inc. in Russia, Pavel ANOKHIN believes that even in conditions of self-isolation modern technology helps business to function effectively, schools and institutions
classes, people – to stay in touch and communicate daily. “We were more likely to use video conferencing. In our view, this format greatly increases the level of employee engagement in
the process of discussion,” he adds.
Oxana Kolchina (ATOL):”effects of mass transfer on udalenku is unpredictable. Russian business still has not had a similar experience with such a challenge we face for the first time. And to understand how to manage this situation, a necessary practice”.
CEO of ATOL Oksana KOLCHIN reminds us that if most developers principles for remote work friendly and familiar, for the rest of it
a whole new experience. There are services for which remote work has become a force majeure, and it is unclear whether any of their employees to organize themselves. “If companies do not need to be shipped, to communicate with
people live, then perhaps the full transition to remote work is possible,” – concludes g-Zha Kolchin. In short, it all depends on the company profile.
Boris SCHERBAKOV, Vice-President and CEO of Dell Technologies:”We have been practicing flexible working and collaborative workspaces in the office, which can be used by multiple employees. So no trouble from remote mode will not – indeed, such a transition we made a few years ago.”
Alexander PESTUNOV (SIGMA):”the Effect of experience remains to be assessed, it is multilevel: from the changes on the office market to multiple, explosive demand for communication solutions, cloud services for data storage and work with the documents, services and IT tools for data security, electronic document circulation”.
Deputy General Director of the company SIGMA PESTUNOV Alexander believes that, as practice shows, such a transition is possible. The level of development of Telecom infrastructure in Russia
already quite high, so the problem is not where there are employees, the question of motivation and the evaluation of the effectiveness, he says.
Demand and supply shortages
The reviewers say on this subject not too willingly, generally confirming the suspension in many areas, however, and noting the positive side. In addition, several
changed segmentation of the demand.
Maria LINKOVA (Oberon):”If to speak about the it demands of companies today record popular mobile workstation. The deficit is further preheated the effect of temporary suspension of production in China.”
According to Maria LINKBOY (Oberon), is now in demand services and outsourcing: the customers need a quick and inexpensive “temporary hands” who can promptly prepare and
to connect your Workstations, handle user requests. In the next place, the demand for implementation services software and remote access protection: DLP (Data Leak Prevention), VPN
(Virtual Private Network) and PAM (Privileged Access Management) systems provide control and data protection for employees who are forced to work outside the office, while minimizing the risks
leakage. “It responded and the market, because the share price of some manufacturers on the stock exchange sets records,” concludes Ms. Linkova.
Pavel ANOKHIN (HP Inc.):”Uncertainty remains, but we do our best to promptly return to a standard mode of production. Most businesses HP in the affected region have already resumed and gradually increase production capacity.”
Pavel ANOKHIN (HP Inc.) notes that the company daily monitors the situation of supply in a pandemic. Representatives of HP clients and are ready to promptly inform
data about shipments, and possible delays, and distributors shall take all measures so that this situation did not affect the quality of orders execution. At the same time, many companies were forced to move
on the remote work, in which users now need the appropriate technology.
Mr. Anokhin says that the company continues to work throughout the supply chain and supports end consumers with particular emphasis on cyber security. At home
IT professionals it is extremely difficult to control all the processes, so each remote employee needs to exert more effort to prevent the leakage of confidential data. For
customers and partners, HP is holding a series of free webinars on the protection of the home office. In addition, until September 30 of the current year provided free installation
enterprise solution HP Sure Click Pro to protect against threats while browsing web pages, working with email and documents.
Ivan KOLLEGOV (ATOL):”the lack of supply of foreign technology, in our opinion, have already passed”.
Head of the Department of fiscal solutions ATOL Ivan KOLLEGOV agree with the opinion of some experts about the likely increase in the cost of electronics, but not 20% as suggested by many of them, and,
most likely in the range of 5-7%.
Boris SHCHERBAKOV (Dell Technologies):”Our team, partners and the whole supply chain working together to help customers in business-critical tasks. We manage the impact on the business and delivery by providing accurate information on each delivery”.
Boris SHCHERBAKOV (Dell Technologies) clarifies that all relevant information about the availability and timing of delivery of the goods is provided to customers, partners and sales team while working on
specific order. Special attention is paid to the production and shipment of products in full compliance with global security policies (including from the point of view of health). Team
support also continues to serve customers worldwide, working from home.
If it is a long time
The most optimistic projections, complex epidemiological situation will continue for at least another month, and its long term effects will be felt for many years. Any changes in the
companies can expect in the event of adverse developments?
Maria LINKOVA (Oberon):”We are working on the result, which is, I think, does not depend on the location, and especially motivation, responsibility of each employee and focus on the result. The crisis will pass, and business reputation will remain.”
Maria LINKOVA (Oberon) noted that her company is already taking maximum advantage of the situation to increase sales through a competent response to new client requests and raising
the loyalty of current customers. In the case of long-term isolation, it is planned to make more active use of digital channels for communication and business development: digital event series
webinars and round tables. “And will also introduce to the market new solutions and services that will close short-term and long-term needs of businesses working remotely,” he promised
Pavel ANOKHIN (HP Inc.) I’m sure that pandemic will take time. And in these conditions you need to be flexible, doing everything possible to minimize the impact of this situation on
operational activities, he said.
Oxana KOLCHINA (ATOL):”We start from the recommendations of the government and strictly comply with imposed rules.”
Oxana KOLCHINA (ATOL) clarifies that if the current epidemiological situation continues, then the company will adjust and reallocate resources in accordance with current
Andrew TRASUK, Deputy managing Director of TerraLink:”Our proposals are designed to help clients organize effective work remotely regardless of time and changes in the economic and epidemiological situation”.
Boris SHCHERBAKOV (Dell Technologies):”We do not expect any major changes.”
Alexander PESTUNOV (SIGMA):”we Will improve collaboration in teams, with clients and partners in a new environment, maintaining and developing key competencies”.
The review was prepared by Eugene Kuryshev
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