Smartphones on the beach

| Point of View

A vision on the office workspace of 2012

The world around us is forever in motion. New technologies grow and overtake, then they are themselves overtaken. Our ability to adapt as users of technology is forever being put to the test. Virtualization, the rise of online social networking, new forms of collaboration and architecture have all become part and parcel of our lives.

What are the consequences of these changes for tomorrow’s office, for tomorrow’s workspace? Which developments can we determine in terms of software, of new device paradigms, in terms of modes of communication?

Which technologies are here to stay (for a while, at least)? And, most importantly: what role will users and organizations play in this arena of change?