Build Your Own vs. Tehama: How a Carrier For Work Delivers Productivity, Security and an Optimized User Experience for the Hybrid Work Era

Paul Vallee

Paul Vallee

Apr 7, 2022


4 min read time

Build Your Own vs. Tehama: How a Carrier For Work Delivers Productivity, Security and an Optimized User Experience for the Hybrid Work Era

The world of work has fundamentally changed and with it, so have the top priorities across the C-suite. In a recent study, Gartner1 predicts that by 2023, 75% of organizations that pivot to a “distributed enterprise” will realize revenue growth 25% faster than their competitors. 

In its report, Gartner cites new forms of remote and on-premises collaboration, secure remote access, digital experience management and automation of IT operations as key elements to gain the competitive advantage in today’s hybrid work environments. As such, there is a keen focus on driving productivity, improving the end user experience, and easing the burden of technology deployments on their IT staff. 

However, faced with the evolving threat landscape and the ever-growing talent gap, businesses are also under mounting pressure to secure their hybrid workforces.

Build Your Own: Expensive, Time Consuming and Risky

As many IT organizations can attest to, delivering secure productivity to the end user, especially a hybrid worker, involves a number of key steps that go well-beyond simply shipping out a laptop. Ultimately, it’s a lot like being handed a box of Legos.

If keeping with the status quo, an organization must:

  • Invent a standard of care to enable a hybrid workforce, which includes building out a cybersecurity framework and policies.
  • Identify and evaluate technology providers (security, VDI and DaaS, workforce automation, and more) through the Proof-of-Concept (PoC)/Proof-of-Value (PoV) process.
  • Negotiate contracts with each technology provider or solution with legal teams and procurement.
  • Integrate and provision the technology solutions.
  • Define a systems management strategy.
  • Establish security protocols, including privileged access management, to protect against and mitigate the risk of cybersecurity threats, and Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) procedures that include auditing.

Only after completing these steps, can the organization begin onboarding its workers. Then, if the business expands to a new region, they have to start all over beginning with the PoC/PoV process. 

The status quo is expensive, time consuming and a risky proposition for most organizations as it requires resources (talent), training, tools to execute and most importantly time, all of which are typically in short supply. 

And, no enterprise ever would willingly find themselves in a position to build their own private, self-managed capacity to carry anything, period. They only do this for work because a carrier didn’t exist  – until now.

Up and Running in Weeks, Not Months with the Carrier Model

As we’ve seen happen time and time again with technology, eventually a carrier for any valuable good or service will emerge. For example, we have FedEx for package delivery; for voice, we have AT&T; for wireless data, we have T-Mobile, and the list goes on.

The emergence of a carrier of work flips the buying pattern. Organizations no longer need to grapple with the challenges of BYO when it comes to delivering productivity to the end user.

Similar to engaging with Fedex, AT&T or T-Mobile, when engaging with a “carrier for work” a standard of care for delivering productivity from point A to point B is included. The business can now choose the solution based on a standard of care where the onus of delivering the agreed upon functionality rests with the carrier and thereby reduces the overall risk. 

With the Tehama Carrier for Work™ model, organizations can securely deliver productivity to their hybrid workforce in three simple steps that will take a month or less to complete:

  • Validate Tehama’s standard of care
  • Negotiate contracts – once

Next, they create a Tehama Workroom and can onboard users in less than an hour. And if they have to expand to a new region, there is no need to start over – they simply create another Tehama Workroom with the same security configuration in the new region, and end users will be up and running instantaneously.

So, why would a business readily choose to spend up to two years suffering through the pain of build-your-own, when they could get their hybrid workforce up and running in weeks, not months or years?

Learn more about how the Future of Work is being delivered by carrier, click here.

1Gartner, Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2022: Distributed Enterprise, by David Groombridge, Tony Harvey, Stuart Downes, Manjunath Bhat, 18 October 2021


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