The New Year brings fresh opportunities to transform your workplace and enable greater mobility, collaboration and efficiencies. Here are five ways to transform your workplace in 2015.
1. New mobile form factors
2015 could be the year to introduce new mobile form factors to the organisation, to give your mobile workforce a better user experience and help them to be more productive in and out of the office.
For example, powerful touch-based Ultrabooks are growing in popularity, as are hybrid tablets that can turn into laptops by twisting the screen around, or attaching a keyboard.
These convertibles offer the power and security of Intel Core vPro Processors, coupled with the usability of Windows 8 or 8.1.
2. More and better collaboration
Worth evaluating in 2015 are cloud-based document sharing and collaboration platforms, or virtual whiteboards.
Also worth looking into are wireless displays – such as Intel® Pro Wireless display – which enables users to seamlessly and securely display and share presentations and ideas to a projector or monitor without wires.
3. Optimise the office for mobile working
Some organisations are transforming their physical offices to make it easier for people to hot desk, or change the size and shape of the space they working.
Others are adding high definition video and audio capabilities to their meeting rooms, or wire-free working capabilities.
Workplace transformation, done well, can lead to greater productivity, close team-working, and a workforce that is loyal and happy.
4. Enhance flexible working
There are many ways to provide flexible working. On the hardware side, consider smart phones, tablets, laptops and hybrid 2-in-1s.
On the software side, looking into cloud-based business apps that let you store and share information online; conference and communicate in teams; or work together on projects and presentations.
5. Conferencing technologies
Lastly, by introducing room-based or desk-based conferencing, and training your staff to use it well, you can make time and travel savings, and help your teams to gather together quickly wherever they are based.
Conferencing technologies, like Microsoft Lync, have become highly sophisticated. They can bring employees, customers, suppliers and partners together across any device, using voice and video, presence and IM.
If you add note taking (using an app like OneNote) and document sharing (through SharePoint) the result is a powerful conferencing and collaboration platform.
How could you transform your workplace in 2015?