It’s now up to these spaces to convince corporations that their confidential and sensitive data is securely managed in these shared working environments. Measures like VLAN and member- unique WiFi credentials can be a solution, but these managed services all come at a price that is often beyond the reach of smaller spaces.
Coworking and flex offices can instead look to innovative solutions, such as Signify’s cutting edge, LiFi technology. A super simple plug and play solution that any non-techie can use, Trulifi carries the wireless signal over light waves.
Unlike radio waves, light doesn’t pass through walls, so all data sent over LiFi stays securely in the room. This critical layer of security is also easily explained to employers seeking assurance that their sensitive company data is safe.
Though historically the preserve of freelancers and startups, flexible workspaces will increasingly fill with remote employees.
And those that offer the assurance of uninterrupted and secure connectivity, especially with innovative internet alternatives such as LiFi, will surely lead this growth.
Ultimately if a coworking space can offer a well-equipped working environment for remote employees and peace of mind to employers, there’s no doubt the WNH audience will be theirs.