IDC, International Data Corporation, a leading US-based market research firm has said that there will be a massive increase in the remote workforce in the United States. The remote working population is set to grow from 78.5 Million to 93.5 Million by 2024. Digital Transformation is the biggest disruption across industries these days, which has enabled the organizations to work remotely due to which more and more people are working from homes.
Massive Increase in remote Working Population As Per IDC
Overall, IDC foresees an increase of 4 percent in the next five years in the number of mobile workers, which would supersede the overall workforce’s growth rate in the country in the same period. The remote working population would comprise almost 60 percent of the whole United States working population by the close of 2024.
Focusing on Mobile Software, Hardware, and Services
As per the firm, the companies are looking to spend 32 percent of their entire IT budget in the provision and facilitation of mobile services, software, and hardware to support remote working.
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Increase in Remote Workers
As per Bryan Bassett, senior research analyst at IDC
“Mobile workflows are becoming more common in business, and frontline workers who have been under-mobilized compared to information workers are now becoming a focus of mobile deployment efforts. Increased efficiency, capability, and flexibility are some of the key driving factors for frontline mobile enablement. Manual or task-based workflows are now being digitized and augmented by mobile devices and mobile business applications.”
Remote Working Triggered By Pandemic
The Covid-19 pandemic further triggered the need for remote working as the countries observed widespread lockdown, refraining employees to commute to the offices. The transition to remote working helps the organizations cut costs enormously, giving them the ability to focus more on innovation rather than managing infrastructure. Out-of-office work culture is gaining popularity globally as it helps cut costs and save a lot of time and IDC projects that the increase is going to be massive.