The workplace is changing, which is leading many companies down the path of digital transformation.
Employees are no longer anchored to their desks or beholden to the corporate data centre. The digital employee of today demands flexible access to data and applications regardless of where those resources are stored, which device the employee is using or where the employee might be working.
Users accessing corporate resources as part of their day-to-day working lives aren’t concerned with how they are being connected. They just want access to what they need, when they need it. With the proliferation of enterprise apps and a growing number of mobile and remote working policies, organisations need to change their approach when it comes to network security. Gone are the days of allowing employees unfettered access to the network, as these employees are no longer secluded behind the corporate firewall. Organisations must enable secure application access without necessarily granting access to the corporate network each time, as this inevitably introduces risk.
However, any change must first be preceded by the acceptance of a new approach. This is becoming easier by the day, as even the most-stubborn deniers can no longer ignore the benefits of a cloud transformation. This is evidenced by the latest survey data from Atomik Research. According to the State of Digital Transformation—EMEA 2019 report, digital transformation efforts are gaining ground among EMEA businesses, with a majority now conscious of its benefits. More than 70 percent of decision-makers in the U.K., Germany, France and the Netherlands within enterprises of more than 3,000 employees are already in the implementation phase of their digital transformation projects or are already benefitting from a digital transformation initiative. Only 7 percent of the companies surveyed have not yet started, with many having already completed their transformation projects. Encouragingly, the survey also found

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