There is new data of which cities have had success in re-opening business during COVID-19.
Re-Opening Business During COVID-19
Top findings include:
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- SAFE: London, New York City, Tokyo, and Boston have 3-5 times the amount of remote workers compared to pre-COVID.
- LOCKDOWN MODE: Beijing and Paris experienced initial success opening business but have since seen its remote workforce double in recent months. Zurich who peaked at 7 times pre-COVID numbers, but have remained stable after dropping to a bit more than 2 times its pre-COVID average
- BETTER, BUT NOT BACK TO NORMAL: Berlin - Usage peaked at 4X pre-COVID numbers but dropped to 2 times pre-COVID in mid-June and remained stable since.
- OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Frankfurt and Vienna - Top-2 cities that are currently open for business around the world.
This information comes from Open Systems, the secure access service edge (SASE) platform.
Open Systems has been securely connecting offices and employees across the globe during the pandemic by utilizing its Secure Remote Access solution to provide the secure connections required. The solution has enabled over 195,000 workers to remotely connect 72 businesses from 279 cities in 53 countries.
While come cities are re-opening, the overall findings conclude that remote work is here to stay for the foreseeable future. With that in mind companies need to ensure that employees can remotely and securely connect to corporate clouds and networks.