Technology in the Workplace
The latest advancements in technology have undoubtedly improved efficiency and productivity in the workplace. So how do they affect a company's office space requirements? This article looks at how today’s technology affects how companies operate in the workplace, and how this impacts new IT requirements when a company moves office. The technology boom that’s happened over the last 10 years has forced companies to consider new ways of working. Modern technology such as cloud computing, video conferencing, and mobile technology has removed workplace boundaries; allowing businesses to operate more efficiently.
If you are planning an office move, there are some things that you need to consider from a technology point of view to help find the right office space for you and plan the IT infrastructure in your new office:
There are many benefits to adopting cloud computing, in particular the cost and flexibility. Cloud Computing services are hosted by the company supplying them, so there’s less need for you to have your own servers, which reduces the amount of office space required by businesses who have their own servers.
Internet can be accessed from almost anywhere now and an increasing number of mobile devices are being used across the business - meaning that employees can work from almost anywhere. As far as the workplace is concerned, this means that staff no longer need to be confined to the office. They can be networked from anywhere within the office – or remotely – and not necessarily assigned to a particular workstation. This is giving rise to hot desking, particularly for companies who need to reduce the amount of office space per employee.
VoIP and IP telephony are now replacing legacy telecommunications equipment and services. It can reduce the complexity and cost by converging data and voice onto a single network. Video conferencing and Skype too have revolutionized communication across long distances in real time and made communication easier and much more efficient.
It is recommended to review your telecommunication requirements before you move to new premises and find out from an IT & Telecoms Company how you can improve communications by upgrading to the latest technology.
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