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7 Tech Leaders On How COVID-19 Will Accelerate Digital Transformation

CRN asks seven CEOs, channel leaders and executives about how COVID-19 is forcing digital transformation and what 'the new normal' will look like in a post-pandemic world.

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Jim Chirico, President, CEO

There are 60 million knowledge workers in the U.S. and 2 [percent to] 3 percent were working from home— I'd imagine that number has grown significantly. A more distributed workforce will become the norm. I do think people will eventually migrate back to the office simply because that’s who we are, and we get collaboration and energy flowing when you're in the office. But I think folks will continue to take advantage of the home office more than ever.

The capabilities, technology and security are there—you can get quite a bit done. We've been saying now we live where we work, so it's a different mindset. I honestly think the work-from-anywhere model will start to take hold more. I do think it's here to stay and it will drive new demand. We're quite excited about the opportunity in front of us.

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