Managing information in the new normal: Optimizing productivity and security for a distributed workforce

Virtual Roundtable

9:30 am

As the pandemic weakens its hold on the nation’s health, many of its effects on business are proving to be long term. In particular, employees have experienced the freedom and flexibility that working remotely brings, and their employers have frequently discovered that remote working can result in greater productivity along with a more motivated workforce. Some degree of working from home appears to be here to stay.

The issues surrounding this increase in remote working will be explored at a virtual event for senior business decision makers on 15 September.

Remote working has been the norm in some organisations for a long time. However, many businesses were not prepared to manage and support the extent of remote working that was suddenly forced on them when the pandemic struck. As a result, organisations were forced to accept poorer availability and security as they rapidly developed new processes that were by necessity sub optimal. Reluctantly, they simply allowed employees to develop their own ways of working.

These short-term fixes have allowed organisations to continue to function. But there have been compromises. Businesses have had to take risks with sensitive data and highly confidential information. The storage, sharing and use of corporate information assets has been less tightly managed, with all the risks to compliance, reputation and new product development that implies.

But managed well, a flexible approach to working has many advantages. Organisational agility can be promoted, productivity can be increased, and employee wellbeing can be enhanced. 

This virtual meeting will discuss what business can do to realise these advantages. The seamless collaboration between individuals and the ability to find and use appropriate information, requires technologies that can deliver intelligent automated document-based workflows. Systems that incorporate machine learning can drive up productivity. Internal and external security threats can be identified and mitigated using artificial intelligence.

The questions we will explore

During the meeting we will focus on questions such as:

  • What are the most commonly used technologies for remote working, and what are their advantages and disadvantages?
  • How can the productivity of knowledge workers be increased through remote working? How can information best be shared securely and effectively between remote teams?
  • How can connected content be driven safely and efficiently across different platforms in a way that provides remote workers with an intuitive and usable interface?
  • What is the role of automation in information management? How can it be used to simplify document-intensive tasks, minimize human error, and streamline processes?
  • How can organisations strike the right balance between user convenience, organisational productivity and security?

Ultimately, organisations need to embrace the benefits of remote working, confident that they do so securely and in a way that promotes productivity and reduces any obstacles to authorised information sharing. During this discussion, delegates round the virtual table will explore these issues, identify the obstacles to success, and share best practice. 

Who is invited?

We are looking to discuss this important topic with people who have a genuine passion for improving business performance and achieving operational excellence. The event is designed for senior decision makers including: CEO, COO, CIO and other C Suite executives; Heads of IT; and Heads of Information Strategy, Data & Analytics, R&D, and Innovation. Delegates will work at medium and large (50+ employees) organisations in the following industries: professional services (accountancy, tax, audit), wealth management, business consultancy, financial services including insurance, real estate, facilities management and housing, and manufacturing.

Be one of 10 senior business decision makers around our virtual table. For any enquiries, please contact Mergim on 0208 349 6458 or email

The breakfast briefing is brought to you by M-Files, the intelligent information management company, and is only for senior executives as mentioned above. Registrations of junior professionals, consultants, solution providers or other sellers to this market won’t be accepted. To be eligible you must be employed by a corporate legal entity such as a private company: if you are a sole trader or in a partnership other than a legally incorporated partnership, we will be unable to offer you a place.

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