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2018 Planning: What Every CIO Needs to Know and Do
November 29, 2017 by Janelle Raney

It’s almost December and that means finalizing your 2018 initiatives. And we know for many of you that means developing plans to streamline and increase your organization’s collaboration tools and the use of video communications. Over the next year, 88% of executives say their companies plan to increase their use of video conferencing (source: Forbes Insights, 2017) across desktops, mobile and conference rooms.

To help you with this planning, we have licensed the Gartner report “The Rebirth of Office Space: What Every CIO Needs to Know and Do” for you to download for free (Available through February 2018). This report focuses on the alignment of CIOs with real estate and facility management leaders, and addresses the growing pressures from the business and the workforce to expand physical and digital transformation strategies to re-imagine how teams work together.

Today’s high-growth companies support flexible work styles and utilize their offices to drive innovative cultures, attract talent, and improve productivity. Many companies have adopted ABW (activity-based workspaces), which provide employees with a choice of work settings including hip lounges, collaborative open spaces, huddle rooms, larger conference rooms for group work, and smaller focus rooms or quiet spaces for concentrated individual work. These different workspaces all need solutions for video conferencing, whiteboarding, and simple wireless screen sharing.

Zoom Rooms give you one software-based video communications system that is easy to deploy and manage across all room types. Because you have the flexibility in your hardware selections, you can customize different types of workspaces. We have customers with hundreds, and even thousands, of Zoom Rooms in use across the globe. And they are using these not just in huddle or conference rooms, but also in executive offices, phone booth spaces, training rooms and open spaces for company-wide meetings. In the most successful deployments, where CIOs have added Zoom Rooms video conferencing, touchscreens, scheduling displays, and digital signage to their offices, they have aligned with facilities on these initiatives for design, implementation and budgeting.

IT is well-positioned to extend participation in digital workplace initiatives to include additional stakeholders to seek efficiencies and alignment. In addition to planning investments, having a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach will better position your company to engage with vendors to address both your technology and physical space challenges.

If you’d like to learn about Zoom Rooms and our professional services installation team, sign up for a personalized 1-1 demo with a product specialist today.

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