Many channel firms have proven themselves to be equally, if not more, productive when operating a remote working model over a recent months.
But as the government urges businesses to encourage their employees back to the office in order to stimulate the economy, have MSPs proved that they no longer need a physical base?
Speakers on a panel focused on the future of the office include Cancom UK MD Martin Hess, Ultima CEO Scott Dodds, SysGroup boss Adam Binks and Core CCO Rye Austin.
Hess recently told CRN how Cancom had opened its offices back in early June, giving employees the choice of where to work. Many, he said, had missed the office-based culture and chose to return straightaway.
SysGroup boss Adam Binks, meanwhile, has made the decision to keep offices shut until October, with the vast majority of his employees happy to work remotely over the coming months and perhaps longer.
The five MSP bosses will discuss the implications of the coronavirus pandemic on the future of working during CRN's third DeskFlix episode.
Elsewhere at the event, ANS' leadership team will talk through how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted their radical plans to reshape the business.
CEO Paul Shannon and CTO Andy Barrow delivered two well-received keynotes at CRN's two MSP conferences last year.
Forrester analyst Jay McBain will also be setting out his predictions for the MSP space for the next 12 months, while AWS partner lead Amanda Sleight will discuss how MSPs can best go about building a business with the market's largest public cloud provider.
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