As more companies turn to distributed operations, the demand for alternative workspace strategies (AWS) is expected to grow. This shift should be accompanied by higher demand for products and services that increase efficiency and improve communications abilities for mobile workers. A recent study by Microsoft reveals that nearly 75% of corporate real estate professionals believe the demand for flexible office space will grow significantly in the next three years. While the flexible office space trend will impact commercial realtors, it will also require IT service firm expertise.
Mobile and remote workers will need to access the corporate campus in the following ways:
- Web conferencing
- Voice over IP
- Video conferencing
Remind your technology services clients to market the solutions they can provide to local businesses who commit to implementing successful alternative workspace strategies.[Source: Core Net Global Release, November 10, 2008]