The sudden surge of remote work rattled already strained government infrastructure almost a year ago. Since then, legacy technologies have been cast off for cloud solutions which enable collaboration regardless of location (or VPN connections). Remote work is parsed out into four categories including software, hardware, cybersecurity and collaboration capabilities. These are among the top priorities as state, county, and local CIOs settle into the new year staring at new budgetary limits.

We’re working with our government agency partners and among our internal team to help better enable remote work 2.0. We know we will not return to work as we knew it in January of 2020 but emerge with a new normal in the months to come.

Here are 3 resources to consider examining:

  1. Jump the “Initiative Gap”  
    a) Underscore your budgetary need with excellent surveys like this Governing article to show the vast majority of government sector workers support upgrading Work from Home (WFH) technology.
  2. Don’t Put Cybersecurity Second (see what we did there?)
    a) Second isn’t the place for cybersecurity in a time of increased threats and decreased budgets. Bad actors, as GovTech explains, are using home offices as hubs for criminal activities. Make sure you’re in the know before implementing new and evolving WFH solutions.
  3. Curate Culture, Even Remotely
    a) This Statescoop podcast delivers 7 CISO and cybersecurity opinion leaders and their unique challenges around WFH and remote work. They also explore maintaining culture to avoid employee burnout as a unique challenge as government workers adapt to new technologies.