As office technology (OT) and information technology (IT) continue to converge, one industry vertical shines a little brighter than the others. It is touted as enabling people to work better, faster, and smarter. It improves collaboration, boosts productivity, promotes better use of office space and utilization, shortens downtimes, and retains employees while enhancing their wellbeing. What is this magic technology? It all falls under the umbrella of what is called Smart Office technologies. This means the future is here! The future is now!
Many of our industry’s OEMs already have their foot in the door and are delivering on smart space solutions, digital twin technology, Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, mobility, and edge computing. As a dealer or VAR expanding into the Smart Office space, all the deliverables available may be a mite confusing.
Thankfully, some organizations and programs have made it a priority to keep abreast of the Smart Office movement, with the sole purpose of educating the field. Their collective knowledge is available to all who want to take advantage of the great opportunities Smart Office technologies have to offer. Two such institutions are Keypoint Intelligence and ITEX Education and Expo.