From blue-collar to new-collar

When we picture the typical technology worker, many of us naturally think of an office worker who spends most of their day chained to a desk, sitting in a home office or getting WiFi at a Starbucks. But that view of the tech worker is increasingly too limited. These days, with the introduction of so many connected devices and apps (as well as a myriad of IoT sensors) in the workforce, the traditional blue-collar occupations such as delivery drivers, construction workers and police officers are shifting into a new, hybrid category that we could call ‘new-collar.’ And because these roles come with their own specific workflows, they usually require unique devices with different apps and security needs than the average tech worker.

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