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95% Indian firms to continue with remote work for next two years: Survey

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Work from home Around 95 per cent of Indian companies are planning to stick with remote work for the next two years at least, said a survey by ManageEngine, the IT management division of Zoho Corporation.

The survey found that 89 per cent of respondents believe implementing a work-from-home policy has led to an increase in security challenges faced by their organisation. The risk posed by shadow IT is especially high, as 89 per cent of companies have no control over the software that employees purchase and install on their devices.

At least 97 per cent of the companies have increased their reliance on cloud solutions due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, in addition to a rapid rise in the utilisation of business analytics and artificial intelligence over the last two years, the survey found.

According to the study, businesses are largely turning to a data-driven approach post-Covid outbreak. “Companies want more from cloud offerings, specifically improved performance, reliability, and security. The use of business analytics has grown over the last two years. Almost 97 per cent of respondents agreed that the use of business analytics had increased during the aforesaid period. The main reasons cited for this are improved decision-making and profitability,” the study said.

On the other hand, around 91 per cent of the companies have shown increased confidence in artificial intelligence. The soaring confidence can be explained by a high number of firms (89 per cent) reporting better results due to AI.

The study revealed that respondents trusted the tech […]

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