Internet of things

Embracing the Internet of Things will benefit your office space solutions. The furniture we deliver will become more durable and resilient, while data and analytics will transform the way you use them.

Internet of Things

Internet of Things

In 2016, the World Economic Forum (WEF) focused on how the fourth industrial revolution will alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope and complexity the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before. The possibilities of billions of people connected by mobile devices, with unprecedented processing power, storage capacity, and unlimited access to knowledge will be multiplied by technology breakthroughs in fields such as robotics, 3-D printing and Internet of Things (IoT).

Business managers continue to ask what is the effect of IoT in the workplace. If you connect millions of different devices and add large amounts of data, you get confusion, unless you determine beforehand what you are trying to do with this wealth of data. If a well thought-through strategy is in place for how to use data to solve real human problems, organisations can get smart, creating a more agile workplace gaining a true competitive advantage.

No longer simply designing through intuition and best practice, designers and architects will embrace evidence based design for a smart office. Expect to see designs premised on thorough environmental research and data capture to empower new behavioral changes. Today’s workplace design will go beyond merely space planning and colour selection. As improvements in science and technology become more readily available, we now have tools that can directly measure the impact of these elements, the resultant organisational performance and the success of specific environmental changes. This will enable us to determine if an organisation’s current workplace setup achieves the optimal use of space or if a new style of work or office design would be more beneficial.

Understanding and being on top of these IoT developments allows us to claim a leading position and help define the questions and provide the answers to your questions: What does it mean for our existing work environments and the way we will work tomorrow? We believe IoT sparks the need to make your assets smarter and more resilient, while data and analytics will transform the way they are used.

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