With the British government set to publish a Digital Transformation Plan shortly, there has never been a better time to focus on improving the UK’s poor levels of productivity. The plan will cover a range of key areas from education to banking to promote technology across the board. Chancellor George Osborne’s strategy will reportedly raise the GDP by 31%, which equates to £21,000 to every household.
The Private Sector
So how is the private sector using technology to become more streamlined and effective? Multi-national firms are relying more than ever on world-class technology, such as our own innovative solutions, which help to radically transform workplaces and create smart offices that are fit for purpose in the ever-evolving business landscape. With the globalised economy placing increased demands on the daily operations of businesses, digital connectivity is becoming a vital part for companies who are striving to compete against rivals and keep their competitive edge.
Cutting-edge businesses are going even further and deploying workplace technology as a secret weapon to power growth and productivity. Digital transformation is key, not just for IT departments but it is an essential step to help businesses grow as a whole, regardless of which sector they operate in. In particular companies with global operations are recognising the need to create a digital workplace which allows for seamless collaboration and gives staff members the ability to communicate with each other easily, no matter where they are in the world.
World-class firms are now investing heavily in workplace technology as many realise it is the key to improve collaboration and drive organisations forward. A smart office can be a powerful tool in this ultra-competitive market, improving the output of a business while simultaneously impressing visitors – be they potential clients, influential figures, or future employees.
The rise of the smartphone and superfast broadband means that firms are operating in a global business environment where staff can connect with one another at any time of the day.
Business operations are now becoming more interconnected and staff members need to collaborate from different parts of the world – so agility on a global scale is vital if firms want to see off fierce competition.
The UK government’s initiative to help drive this is laudable and will help to keep Britain at the forefront of technical innovation. All businesses must embrace technology and innovation if they want to succeed in the modern global market.