The Remote Work Era: Trends in the Distributed Workforce is a global report analyzing organizational shifts in response to COVID-19. The survey, conducted by Vanson Bourne and commissioned by VMware and Dell, collects global data from 5,700 IT decision makers, HR decision makers and business decision makers from June to July of 2020. Insights from the survey reveal how COVID-19 catalyzed organizations to act in spite of barriers, fast-tracking a cross-industry shift to remote work and new opportunities. Companies that were previously lagging behind in terms of remote work and digital experience were able to make swift gains, leveling the playing field as well as being more inclusive. Additional improvements in productivity, employee satisfaction, recruitment, and cost savings also provide key understandings in what the future may hold, as it is unlikely that businesses will ever return to a fully location-based model.