Our world is changing. The nexus of technology and globalization will work together with demographic and societal changes to fundamentally transform much of what we take for granted about work.
People are seeking to essentially to communicate and collaborate at the point of thought. And this is possible. Technology enables it through multiple mobile devices, combined with the emergence of fast mobile broadband, Wi-Fi, cloud services and social media. But this instant world has deep implications: how do you offer users and customers, autonomy, flexibility and choice without endangering underlying systems and data?
To take advantage of the rapid changes and respond effectively, organizations must face the challenges of modernizing their systems, skills and mind-sets.
The seismic changes as the new world emerges, present an opportunity for Chief Information Officers, as it puts them in a unique position to drive these changes and leverage technology broadly across the enterprise. CIOs have the opportunity to become the vital link in their company between the onrush of new technologies and the crushing need for new business strategies. They need to master new concepts and technologies that will shape and drive the organizations of tomorrow. The future of working is coming.
The Workplace of the Future white paper series provides forward thinking CIOs with insights in how technology is changing business for the better. It also provides some guidelines in respect of how this can be managed from an IT perspective.