As technology evolves and office trends come and go, we incorporate new tech and strategies into our working lives. 2017 has shone a spotlight on many areas of office technology – from the evolution of existing solutions to brand new ones.
What are the key lessons we’ve learnt about office technology in 2017? How can we use these lessons going forward into 2018?
The power of being mobile
One the biggest lessons organisations have learnt this year is ‘mobile first’ – all platforms and software need to be optimised for mobile, as more people choose it over desktop. More so though, the way the working environment has also evolved to different settings, technology has had to adapt to meet employee demands.
BYOD has issues
Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD, was predicted to be a big trend in the workplace for 2017. While it has been successful for some organisations, in general, it causes a headache surrounding security and administration. How operations faciliate the concept of BYOD will be interesting to monitor into the new year.
Video integrated meetings made easy
Video integrated meetings are changing the landscape of office communication for the better, but a key lesson of 2017 has been that software needs to be accessible for all. The most successful video meeting platforms are simple to use and have extra, useful features such as chat functions.
All about the Cloud
The Cloud continues to be the storage of choice – moving data, applications and services to the cloud has ample benefits, including cost-effectiveness, resilience and ease of maintenance.
Monitor space for best results
Space Monitoring technology has proven its worth – in 2017, businesses were able to make more informed decisions about usage of meeting spaces and office design with stats provided by these tools. No more wasted space for 2018 and beyond!