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The advent of the Covid-19 pandemic and the impact on our society has resulted in many dramatic changes to how people are travelling, interacting with each other, and collaborating at work.

There are several trends taking place as a consequence of the outbreak, which has only continued to heighten the need for the tightest possible cybersecurity.

Tools for Collaboration

There has been a massive spike in the adoption of Tools for Collaboration as a consequence of COVID-19.

Concerns about the coronavirus have caused an enormous increase in remote working, with many organisations requiring or at least encouraging their workers to stay at home—especially when cities, states, and even some entire nations are ultimately into lock down in a bid to spread the stem of the disease.

Meanwhile, with millions working from home for many weeks now, there has been a spike in the video conferencing and online collaboration software, many of which are fortunately entirely free, allowing organisations to integrate them with their internal apps for better performance.

Working from home can initially be a bit of the challenge. But it’s also true that many organisations that have previously been reluctant to adopt remote working as a practice have now had little option but to embrace it.

There have been long many misconceptions in regards to remote working, but the worldwide pandemic has resulted in universal adoption of the practice that has forced previously dubious managers and executives to realise that remote working can actually have a massively positive impact on employee productivity, mental health, the environment, work-life balance, and expenses.

As a result, many organisations have already started planning to incorporate flexible and remote working models into their schedules on a more permanent basis—even after the Covid-19 crisis is over.

According to recent research published by global research and advisory company Gartner, the work culture move could be permanent for nearly half the workforce.

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