When you think of how the modern workplace is different to that of the past, what springs to mind?
Aside from cosmetic changes that would have blown minds in the 1980s – what’s with the standing desks and open plans, and where’s the ever-present cloud of cigarette smoke? – perhaps the main difference is the shift away from desktop computers.
Sure, they’re still being used and will maintain their practicality for a number of years yet, but tablets and phones are becoming far more prevalent.
What’s more, how many employees are no longer in the office but still make a vital contribution on a daily basis?
Most of this is due to technology’s constant march forward. Yet in the face of the ever-changing office, many businesses continue to invest in static technology.
Specifically, they purchase software frozen in time – the hint is in the title, such as Office 2016 or Office 2019 – as opposed to going for a constantly updating version.
While the death of the computer has thus far proven greatly exaggerated, tablets and smartphones have still become an integral part of the modern work environment.
So doesn’t it make sense that your workforce be able to use these ubiquitous devices rather than having to perform all their daily tasks on an immobile screen and tower?
It brings common scenarios, such as the daily commute or even a boring meeting, into play as viable times where you can easily get work done.
And with Office 365, these portable devices are every bit as logical to use for common work tasks as a bulky desktop.
What’s more, they’re still very much part of the interconnected ecosystem that is the modern office.