Alex Henthorn-Iwane

How to Defeat Remote Work IT Shipping Costs

Why are remote work IT shipping costs so high? And how do you solve for them? Find out in this blog that you'll want to share with your CFO.

May 31, 2023

How to Double Your Laptop Retrievals from Remote Workers

Retrieving remote worker equipment is hard, and most companies are losing a significant percentage of their deployed remote work IT assets. Learn why and how you can dramatically improve your retrieval rates.

May 24, 2023

Is your IT Ops model a digital winner?

Enterprises are striving to become increasingly digital in their business model. But is your IT operating model strong enough to help achieve your organization's digital ambition?

March 1, 2023

How to equip Fintech remote workers for success

Many Fintech companies have leaned into remote work. A recent search on showed over five hundred Fintechs with remote work programs, and 185 that were fully remote. In this blog, we’ll look at the drivers for the growth of remote work in Fintechs and key considerations for how to best equip remote workers to maximize retention, engagement, and productivity.

February 13, 2023

Don't Fall for a Trojan HaaS

Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS) is a powerful way to procure end-user computing equipment. It offers an effective way to conserve cash, keep IT equipment off your balance sheet, and keep your employees happy with the most up-to-date equipment. When combined with self-service automation, HaaS is an attractive path for organizations looking to better serve remote workers.

January 31, 2023

The Four Steps to Equipping Home Workers

Many IT teams are just starting to design sustainable practices for remote work. In this blog post, we’ll cover four basic steps for properly equipping home and flexible location workers. These steps are drawn from the Gartner research report “How to Best Equip Home Workers,” by Stephen Kleynhans, which is the Firstbase highlighted research report for January 2023. You can get that report until the end of January with complimentary access.

January 25, 2023

What IT Teams Should Put on and Take Off Their Plates in 2023

I am a foodie. I love cooking. I love eating, drinking good wine (and other stuff too). So as the holidays have come and gone my mind naturally goes back to all the eating (don’t get me started on how successful I was at trying to *control* all the eating). And it struck me that the piling of food on the plate at holiday meals offers a good analogy for what IT teams are struggling with an ongoing cloud and digital transformation environment amped up by a generational shift to remote and flexible work.

December 28, 2022

From Remote Work Migration to Remote Work Maturity

During the pandemic, IT teams moved mountains to adapt to the sudden shift to work from home (WFH). Now that remote and flexible work has become a steady state reality, it’s high time to mature the entire process of supporting remote workers, including how IT teams manage their end user computing fleet.

December 8, 2022

It’s Time to Modernize End User Computing for Flexible Work

In a recent webinar on this topic, I shared how I ran across an early pandemic era article by Intel that declared that “the status quo is officially dead” for end user computing (EUC), due to the need to adapt to remote work.

November 10, 2022

Future of Work Roundup - Week of October 31

Welcome to the Future of Work Roundup. Each week, we bring you five top stories—drawing from the latest academic research and industry trends—to give you an easily-digestible snapshot of how work is changing—and why it matters.

October 31, 2022

How to Pull a Spotify and Reduce Employee Turnover by 15%

Fortune recently published an article on how Spotify reduced employee turnover by 15% between 2019 and 2022 by embracing work from anywhere. This result is impressive, so the question is “how did they get there?” Let’s explore how you can create a successful “Work from Anywhere” framework, boost retention and empower your best workforce.

August 11, 2022