Just a few months ago, everyone was talking about how we’re moving towards a digital future of work. Fast forward to 2021, and digital-first is already the new normal. Today, we are constantly inundated with new tools and new ways of working. This pace of change isn’t likely to slow down any time soon. In the coming years, we will see advancements in automation and artificial intelligence simplify and streamline workflows, and shape the workplace of tomorrow.
The need for business leaders to adapt and future-proof their organisations has never been higher. However, keeping with the technological evolution in the modern workplace is not like flicking a switch. Several factors must be considered beforehand, not the least of which is the underlying connectivity between employees and these technologies.
Now more than ever, it is important to ensure that your internet connection is reliable enough and fast enough for your business’ journey into the future. Top-quality connectivity translates into better access to information and improved opportunities for collaboration and innovation.
In this article, we offer some realistic expectations of what the office of the future looks like. Then, we’ll discuss why Nashua’s business internet solutions can fully support the everyday needs and functions of the office of the future.
As already mentioned, the way we work is changing, and technology is playing a big part in this shift. Here are the key trends that will make the office of the future more flexible, collaborative, and communicative.
When it comes to the future of offices, a hybrid work model — where some employees return to the workplace and others continue to work from home — will be a long term option. Communication and collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams will help teams stay connected and productive.
We live in an era where timelines are growing shorter and budgets are becoming stretched. But, thanks to emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, it’s possible to work smarter, faster, and more cost effectively. The office of the future will undoubtedly be driven by process automation that helps to increase efficiency and improve the bottom line.
Personal mobile devices will play a bigger role in the day-to-day workplace experience. Individual users will not only use them to communicate, but to connect with other devices such as wireless printers within the office.
In the future, everything we do will be in the cloud. In terms of data storage and employee collaboration, the cloud is a solution that provides more security, convenience, and reliability that conventional hard drives or servers.
Smart office gadgets and WiFi-enabled devices, like smart thermostats, are now available to all businesses that want to make green practices a priority.
For the future office, connection is everything. The move towards a digital-first working environment calls for an internet solution that’s robust for your employees to access all the tools and apps that will make their job easier.
Nashua can bring your technology and workers into the modern workplace with internet solutions that are fully scalable and ready to grow with you. Whether you opt for wireless or fibre internet, each solution comes to you uncapped and unshaped (subject to AUP / FUP) so that you can run your future office with a network that won’t hold you back.
We offer speeds that are sufficient to maintain your connectivity requirements. Everything from web pages to cloud access to file transfers will be quick and consistent, which means less wasted time for your people and your business. And with our 24/7 Network Operations Centre and Helpdesk, you get the peace of mind that your business is always on and primed to take advantage of emerging opportunities.
There are things your business can do today that can make a huge difference on how successful you are tomorrow. With the future running on internet connectivity, the integration of a network that offers a combination of speed, reliability, and support can help you successfully branch out from traditional practices into new ways of working.