NEW YORK (September 29, 2016)—According to a new report by Forbes Insights, in association with IBM, “The Digital Workplace in the Cognitive Era—Positioning for the Future: Intelligent IT for the Anytime, Anywhere Workforce,” there is a tectonic shift under way in how we work. We expect the same kind of intuitive, tactile experience with our workplace technology that we now take for granted with our smartphones, tablets and gaming systems. Perhaps the most dramatic change comes from the potential for cognitive support to combine intelligence and sentiment for a true sense-and-respond experience. Cognitive systems will change the workplace in ways we haven’t yet imagined. The workplace may soon incorporate virtual reality tools and wearable devices, all connected to a cognitive platform.
There is no question that technology gives us more choices and better tools. Yet what most of us want is less complexity and, if we are paying for it, lower costs. Planning for the workplace of the future means striking the right balance between finding the right tools for each user today and accessing an infrastructure that can expand with the intelligence and the power of the technology of the future.
“The digital workplace presents an opportunity to enhance the work experience for employees and promote data-driven decision making across a company,” said Bruce Rogers, Chief Insights Officer at Forbes Media. “It also allows you to leverage an organization’s talent through cognitive technology.”
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About this research
For this report, Forbes Insights interviewed a number of senior executives and experts to explore the promise and possibilities of the digital workplace.
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