Survey finds that the majority of US companies are using a hybrid working model; but business continuity changes needed

Published: Thursday, 02 September 2021 07:57

A survey of 200 North American business leaders conducted on behalf of Sungard AS has found that 89 percent believe that the ideal work situation is a hybrid combination of remote and office work and 83 percent of companies plan to adopt this working model in the long-term.

However, only 7.5 percent of respondents are confident that security protection against phishing and ransomware attacks is mostly appropriate in virtual environments; and 43 percent of respondents believe that their organization needs to provide employees with improved or more technology to support a resilient remote work environment. Almost all organizations (97 percent) mentioned that they have plans to adjust their business continuity plans for a more permanent remote work environment.

About the survey

The survey was conducted within the Pulse technology executive community from June 24, 2021 - August 1, 2021. 200 IT, Information Security, HR, and Operations leaders responded, representing seven industries at the director level and above in North America.