Building a Resilient Future: Technology and the COVID-19 economic recovery

Published: December 2020

VMware’s new report, authored by WPI Economics, focuses on how an expanded definition of digital infrastructure, to include services such as the cloud and digital workspace, could directly benefit the Government’s policy priorities, including civil service relocation and levelling up. This expanded digital infrastructure should be termed ‘virtual infrastructure’, and would include technology which allows UK workers to access any app, on any device, anywhere.

To seize this opportunity, the Government should engage in an active strategy of embracing and facilitating this shift towards remote working, with benefits including higher productivity, allowing the movement of highly skilled workers to rural areas and towns, as well as having a positive impact on health and wellbeing and the environment.

Click here to read the full report.