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Using technology to create workspaces for tomorrow

We recently hosted a Google Hangout to discuss creating workspaces for tomorrow that work for your business. One of the primary factors of this environment is technology.

So workspace for tomorrow seems to be a reasonably complex and all-encompassing outcome. And we see that people environment and technology. A lot of clients actually say Nev, or Dave, what does it really look like what? Can I really start to power a workspace for tomorrow and how do we start? And from a technology point of view how do we start to plan and enable offices that can cope with this? And we just put up an infographic there on some of the decision points and how we go about starting to plan workspace management, security of these devices whether we are inside the office or outside the data aggregation, Wi-Fi aggregation, conferencing and collaboration.

Many clients are going asking if they really need to scrap what they do today and build it out tomorrow. And the effect is probably not. You’re probably doing a lot that is right however. There sometimes has to be a few fundamental changes in how that environment works or how people are enabled (or how the technologies enable this). One piece that many clients are struggling with is how to put the platform in that can enable less rapidly without a huge capital investment.

At Dimension Data, we help our clients through this in a process where we align business and IT. We get consensus between that, we get consensus of where it needs to be. Then we build out a roadmap and help execute on these technologies. A lot of clients say how do I get there? I know where I am. I know that I’ve built my IT infrastructure and ICT infrastructure for the last 20 years but the change is scaring me and the speed is scaring me; How do I move really quickly? We do have a process that helps that.

It’s important to remember that then when we talk about workplaces for tomorrow, for some people it is just a matter of them leveraging what they already have to increase productivity to get some additional benefits. For other people that way other people it’s about office expansion. So the solutions are different in different cases. But the fundamental goals enable people to work better, to be more productive and seek to reduce costs across the board. Those are some of the things that I hear pretty much every time I speak to a client. So whether it’s a small network refresh or a big office move or building revamp then I think that the same concept applies

If you would like to learn more about workspaces for tomorrow, watch our full discussion here:

Neville Burdan

Neville is the General Manager, Security at Dimension Data Asia Pacific