TECHNOLOGY company Cisco Philippines on Thursday said that it intends to support the information technology and business process management (IT-BPM) sector in its long-term remote work strategy by helping companies adopt the hybrid work setup.

“The goal is to create a simple and integrated solution to address the challenges of a hybrid work environment,” Officer-in-Charge Managing Director for Cisco Philippines Robin Llamas said in an e-mailed statement.

The company noted that a successful hybrid work strategy requires ample technology infrastructure support, talent and culture development, and networking and partnership opportunities.

“While hybrid work is already being implemented, we must focus on ensuring that this set up is productive and sustainable,” Mr. Llamas said.

“In addition to seamless technology, the health and wellness of employees is a critical component of successful hybrid work in the long term,” he added.

The hybrid work is seen to be the default arrangement for Asia-Pacific’s work force and work spaces this year and beyond, according to Plantronics, Inc., a global communications company more known as Poly.

Organizations are also expected to focus on offering better support for their remote workers this year as the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) shows a complete return to offices is unlikely, according technology company ManageEngine.

“Today’s work force demands more flexibility to work from anywhere. This calls for a radical change in the IT-BPM industry to meet this demand and ensure business continuity, increased competitiveness and employee productivity,” Cisco’s Mr. Llamas said. — Arjay L. Balinbin