A Paradigm shift in work culture — working from home or from anywhere

The COVID-19 pandemic unwittingly hastened the development of the concept of remote working. While increasingly accepted, it is still a “hippy” and “new age” trend. The virtualization of COMPUTEX this year as the #COMPUTEXVirtual platform, organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), further demonstrates that this trend is here to stay.

Current trends of remote working are pivotal in changing the future definition of “work”

The COVID-19 pandemic unwittingly hastened the development of the concept of remote working. While increasingly accepted, it is still a “hippy” and “new age” trend. The virtualization of COMPUTEX this year as the #COMPUTEXVirtual platform, organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), further demonstrates that this trend is here to stay.

The increasingly blurred edges of the home and workspace are facilitated by technological improvements such as faster servers, greater data storage, and increased network speeds, as well as comprehensive software systems and other inventions that make working at home even more relaxing and productive.

Faster servers, storage, and networks are foundational infrastructure that companies must invest in for their employees to be as productive at home as they are at the office.

For example, companies may choose to utilize Gigabyte servers outfitted with Intel’s 3rd Gen Xeon Scalable Processor series. The processor, based on Intel’s new 10nm process, gives greater performance, which, along with 64 lanes of PCIe 4.0 per slot and topping out at 40 cores, will enable high-speed data processing.

With an established infrastructure facilitating connectivity and access, employees can now connect to company servers and retrieve files in their homes. However, every individual is different, and this extends to their technological setup, software preferences, and even technological know-how. Furthermore, some employers may still harbor doubt as to the productivity of their employees outside of the office.

Acer Group’s AEB solution helps bypass this issue by offering software that puts all employees on the same page. Acer’s AEB replicates the office environment for remote workers, allowing them to clock in and out remotely. The Remote Office function allows remote access to office computers, as well as real-time collaboration with colleagues. The software also comes with built-in video conferencing capabilities, removing the hassle for individual employees to download different programs and the potential for technological difficulties.

While cutting-edge and top-of-the-line laptops are not strictly necessary for working remotely, not having to wait several minutes for a computer to boot up is a quality-of-life improvement that one simply cannot live without once they have experienced it.

Built for gaming, the ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551 also functions as a killer work laptop. As part of a groundbreaking dual-screen design, a 14-inch secondary touchscreen features an innovative hinge design allowing it to be tilted upwards to facilitate multitasking experiences for both gamers and workers alike.

Other gadgets and appliances also serve to enhance the work-from-home experience, such as Delta Electronic’s Vivitek Projector. Small, lightweight with crystal clear images, it allows individuals at home to conduct meetings away from their computers and perhaps in the comfort of their living room or the privacy of their home office.

While the pandemic fuels the trend of working remotely, technological innovations are making the experience easier. As a result, the experiences of this period could very well be lasting, and businesses could be facing a paradigm shift in the fundamental way of how work is to be conducted in the future.

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