The Top 7 Technologies You Need to Create a Successful Distributed Workforce

By Jason Gilbreath | Trace3 Regional Engagement Architect

Obtaining and utilizing the most efficient distributed workforce technology allows businesses to reduce overhead costs, increase geographic diversity, drive company culture, enable productivity, and give employees a greater sense of flexibility.

Businesses are increasingly choosing to employ people who work in different geographic areas rather than requiring employees to report to a specific location on a daily basis. With this new reality comes the need for strong communication, file sharing, and conferencing tools.

What Does Distributed Workforce Technologies Mean?

Distributed workforce technologies assist and enhance the workflow and communication of teams that are dispersed geographically over a wide area. These solutions help workgroups operate as if they were together in a traditional office setting while keeping valuable company data secure. As companies solidify their long-term plans to address remote work, employees working outside of traditional workspaces still need access to company resources from remote locations – and that is where distributed workforce technologies come into play.

What Are The Top 7 Distributed Workforce Technologies?

Enabling distributed workforces can be accomplished in many ways but the primary methods include communication technologies. The modern solutions for distributed workforces go many steps further, providing capabilities around visual collaboration, culture management, virtual office spaces, virtual events, virtual reality collaboration, and virtual presence.

A high performing distributed workforce should employ the following technologies:

  1. Communication Platforms
  2. Enterprise File Sync & Share (EFSS)
  3. Mobile Device Management (MDM)
  4. Remote Culture Management
  5. Remote Work Management
  6. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
  7. Web Conferencing
For a deep dive into the 7 top technologies for leading a successful distributed workforce, download our Distributed Workforce background paper, which includes a robust list of the products and platforms that provide the above services. To learn more or start a conversation about distributed workforce technologies, visit

Jason Gilbreath has over 20 years of Information Technology experience with a focus on Cisco Collaboration. He has been involved with Trace3 clients across multiple verticals designing, implementing, and supporting their mission-critical solutions. Jason is a self-starter who thrives in a team environment. He contributes expertise and problem-solving skills to help teams achieve desired results. On several occasions, Jason has been mistaken for Dale Earnhardt Jr.! Do you see the resemblance? He’s even been asked to pose for pictures and noticed people snapping photos of him from afar at restaurants.
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