The 10 best technologies of the digital workplace

Technologies for employees are now entering a new era. The generalization of the cloud associated with a finer control of the digital tool on the part of employees can be a major competitive advantage for companies that can make good use.

Here are the ten hottest technologies in this segment; all assets that should appeal to all CIOs eager to accelerate the transformation of the workplace connected in their business:

1 / contextual knowledge is the proactive dissemination through an algorithm, personalized information based on the activities and preferences of the employee. It also helps to locate in-house expertise. Contextual knowledge is often applied to consumers through the digital sector companies like Amazon and Netflix.

2 / The concept of integrated analysis refers context in data analysis using simple tools to use and sometimes invisible to the user. These tools, often SaaS, provide integrated manner analyzes to automate decision making. Their use leads to decisions structured, repeatable.

3 / With creative studio technology, employees can develop and propose new forms of content such as sales presentations and internal media. Employees can be more creative in how they manage, sell and influence, going beyond the traditional tools like PowerPoint.

4 / immersive technologies, such as augmented and virtual reality, are becoming the norm among the general public. This generalization will be accompanied by a rapid uptake in companies, where they will be utilized for training and immersive conferencing services. Ultimately, employees will carry natural gestures to manage complex processes.

5 / Bürolandschaft underlines the important role of physical office in the digital workspace. The workplace configuration is essential, even more so when it hosts mobile workers. To implement these changes, CIOs will need to work closely with their general services, which can eventually lead to the development of workspaces "smarter", taking advantage of the Internet of Things.


6 / Personal clouds are the virtual combination of applications and devices that people use to suit their preferences. In the professional context, these applications are not always viewed favorably by an IT department concerned to see these platforms harboring all sorts of potentially sensitive or confidential data completely beyond their control. For the company, it is better to adopt these technologies and organize their security rather than letting employees use them without any safeguard.

7 / Virtual Personal Assistants (VPA) are called to democratize as the underlying technology advances and employees familiarize them outside their workplace. Currently, assistants as Cortana, Siri, Google Now and Echo are used to retrieve data and perform basic tasks. It's only a beginning. Over time, the VPA will supplant some employees and will be able to attend meetings and take notes.

8 / Methods "anti-silo" transcend organizational boundaries. They allow teams to solve problems and generate ideas transversely, thus eliminating the logic of silos which many companies looking to get away for a long time. Social networks will of course play a role, especially those whose use is widespread among employees.

9 / The "hacking" process is an approach that enables employees to develop marketing applications and create their own applications in order to circumvent or change business processes unsuitable based on easy to use interfaces without code and natural language.

10 / The microlearning helps employees gain additional skills on the new workplace logged. This involves formal and informal training in digital literacy in the employment context, which can be provided through videos, quizzes or SMS. More training is short and readily available, it becomes more useful.