The emergence of smartphones, tablets, and the Internet of Things (IoT) devices has transformed the way we communicate, consume services, and manage our everyday lives. They have also changed the way businesses conduct operations.
We are now in an age where the workplace isn’t just a physical space occupied by employees during office hours. Today’s workplace is always connected through apps and collaboration tools. Employees can access necessary documents from virtually anywhere.
The demand for BYOD networks and cloud-based apps have also changed that nature out our work environments. Employees want collaborative open-spaces and non-routine work schedules – they expect to be able to work anytime, anywhere.
What is a digital workplace?
Digital workplace is a term that has been thrown around to describe this blurred line between physical and virtual office. In fact, Deloitte Canada produced a framework for the Digital Workplace in 2011 that is still relevant today.
The digital workplace has broken down the communication barriers and is transforming the employee experience to one that promotes efficiency, growth, and innovation. The digital workplace enables new, more efficient ways of working, raises employee engagement and agility, and exploits consumer-oriented styles and technologies.
The digital workplace encompasses all the technologies people use to get work done in today’s workplace. These range from your HR applications and core business applications to e-mail, instant messaging and enterprise social media tools and virtual meeting tools.
Key components of a digital workplace.
The digital workplace provides businesses with five essential services or capabilities.
- Communication and employee engagement
- Finding and sharing of information and knowledge
- Business applications (process specific tools and employee self-service)
- Adaptable working – the ability to be productive anytime and place
As a result of the demand for the digital workplace, organizations are adjusting their physical spaces and technology designs to an open, modern, and mobile-friendly environment.
Aruba Networks and the Digital Workplace.
Aruba Networks can help you with every step of converting to a digital workplace. Aruba can help your business more towards an all wireless workstyle. Aruba will employ digital technologies and organizational, operational, and business model innovation to create new ways of operating and growing businesses.
Aruba’s mobile-first approach optimizes the digital workplace. Our integrated wired and wireless access layer portfolio, secure IoT support, and advancements in network management and security solutions will enhance your digital workplace.
Aruba’s end-to-end access and security solution will make sure that your network is secure. Our portfolio provides the scale and flexibility for the most demanding data centres. We have all the intelligence and context-aware attributes needed for the digital workplace. The results are dramatically improved productivity and lower operational costs.
With a history of innovation and a mobile-first, customer-first culture, Aruba can offer an integrated solution that covers everything from the access layer to the data centre. We deliver IT solutions that empower organizations to serve tech-savvy employees who rely on mobility for every aspect of their work and personal lives.