– The pandemic has triggered unprecedented changes in work, in school, in social contacts and in many sectors, from health to entertainment. It has also greatly accelerated digital transformation, leading to the definition of environments where everything takes place from home.
Secondo uno studio condotto da Intel e Lenovo, ‘Empowering your employees with the right technology’, only 30% of employees across all industries said their laptops or desktop PCs are ideal for cross.collaboration, and half replied that their own computers they are not up to date or insufficient for the job.
We talked about the future of work with Luca Rossi, president of Lenovo’s Intelligent Devices Group (IDG), a role in which he has global responsibility for Lenovo’s business in the field of PCs, smartphones, tablets, workstations and other products. We did so on the occasion of Tech World, an initiative in which the company presented a series of innovations to help companies and consumers face what the company sees as “the new reality”.
“The new reality is here and both individuals and businesses today have different needs and uses that require smarter technology,” said Lenovo President and CEO Yuanqing Yang. “Lenovo – he added – is focused on solutions for this new reality. From our hybrid solutions for work and private life to the edge.to.cloud portfolio, from the new business model Everything.as.a.Service in the context of Lenovo TruScale to Lenovo Brain and AI technologies, to our commitment to green and responsible innovation: Lenovo aims to innovate to enable its customers and the world to experience a digital and intelligent transformation. “
Rossi, what’s going on in the world of work?
“The pandemic is a tragedy that has had among the few non.negative side effects that of functioning as a sort of” time machine “that has accelerated the digital transformation of the world by at least 5 or 10 years, changing the importance of technology in the our daily life, private and otherwise. So even at work, where it has had an incredible impact. In one year the habits of companies and employees have changed in a way that not even in 10 years “.
Everything has changed
“Yes, the feeling of employees, especially knowledge workers, is not wanting to go back to an office based life. According to research promoted by Lenovo, 70% of employees want a job in a hybrid form. On the corporate side, according to data from the same research, in 50.60% of cases the CEOs are already on this line. It is clear that this hybrid form of work will be declined in different ways sector by sector “.
And what role did technology play?
“Technology is at the heart of this major shift and has allowed us to mitigate the devastating effects of lockdowns. Had the technology not been so mature already, the pandemic would have had an even more devastating effect on the world of work. fully remote work and then hybrid work, we realized on the one hand that technology was more ready than we thought. But the gaps immediately emerged “.
What kind of gap?
“The audio and video sector in PCs could be further improved and the smartphone experience was definitely superior. We immediately invested in these two elements. Then we worked on turning on the PCs and on battery life”.
Let’s talk about security
“It is a hot topic and will be for the next few years. It is an ecosystem issue: companies have gone from having everything within their more or less protected network to remote locations, all of which are a possible vulnerability. Companies must invest to allow these stations to be protected outside the physical network. On the remote user side, smartphones and PCs need to be more protected. You are confronted with a very different type of hacker, one who wants to use your computer as a gateway to enter the corporate network. “
What can companies do?
“Providing the right products and solutions for those who work at home”.