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Writers, accountants, engineers to work remotely by end of 2021: report
This is an increase from 27% of knowledge workers in 2019, the company said.
Gartner defines a remote worker as an employee who works away from their company, government, or customer site at least one full day per week (hybrid workers) or who works entirely from home (fully remote workers).
The report also estimates that teleworkers will make up 32 percent of all employees globally by the end of 2021, up from 17 percent of employees in 2019.
While India (30 percent) and China (28 percent) will produce some of the largest numbers of remote workers, their overall penetration rates will remain relatively low.
On the other hand, the US workforce (53 percent) will lead the way in terms of remote workers in 2022. Across Europe, UK remote workers will make up 52 percent of its workforce. work in 2022, while remote workers in Germany and France represent 37 percent and 33 percent respectively.
“A hybrid workforce is the future of work, with the same remote and on-site solution to optimize the workforce needs of employers,” said Ranjit Atwal, senior research director at Gartner.
The lasting impact of remote working is leading to a reassessment of the IT infrastructure that changes the demands of buyers to demand work capabilities anywhere. This includes digital transformation efforts – investing in strategic remote technology continuity implementations as well as new technologies such as hyper-automation, AI and collaboration technologies – to provide more flexibility in the choice of location. in professional roles.
“Until 2024, organizations will be required to advance their business digital transformation plans by at least five years. These plans will need to adapt to a post-Covid-19 world that involves a continuously higher adoption of remote working and digital touchpoints, ”Atwal said. .
Additionally, a hybrid workforce will continue to increase demand for PCs and tablets, according to the report. PC and tablet shipments in 2021 are expected to exceed 500 million units for the first time in history, underscoring demand in both business and consumer markets.
Gartner also predicts that global end-user spending on public cloud services will grow 23.1% in 2021, as CIOs and IT managers continue to prioritize cloud-delivered applications, such as software as a service (SaaS). SaaS applications are designed for remote access and are not limited by the location of workers using the application.