The Smart Workplace concept is closely associated with Intelligent Buildings and Smart Facilities. In this context, it is related to various Building Automation solutions including Smart Lighting, Smart Security (such as access control via biometrics), Intelligent HVAC systems, and more.
Roughly speaking, the Smart Workplace is characterized as one that provides a safer, more comfortable, and productive work environment. Beyond the solutions mentioned above, next generation smart workplaces will include advanced technologies such as detection systems to determine presence of employees for work space optimization.
While closely tied to Smart Buildings, it is important to note that the Smart Workplace is not tied to only to a building space as remote work includes home workers, telecommuting, and work while traveling. Accordingly, a larger definition of the Smart Workplace includes technologies and solutions to enable more efficient and effective workflow and other business operation considerations.
A broader definition of “Smart Workplace” takes into consideration those technologies and solutions that provide process improvement, work flow improvement, internal and external supply chain management optimization, visibility into product/service usage, opportunities for moving from products to services in an “as a Service” model, intelligent worker monitoring, data analytics, control of the entire Product Life Cycle (PLM), and more.
Smart Workplace: Devices, Applications, and Services 2016 – 2021 provides an in-depth analysis of the Smart Workplace including market trends, growth drivers, market challenges, and value chain partners. The report analyzes the market segments by categories, product and services, connectivity and communication technology, and regions, providing forecasts for the 2016 – 2021 period. The report also analyzes smart workplace solution providers and makes specific market recommendations.
Select Report Findings:
More than 50% of all IoT devices will be used in workplace by 2021
During the estimated period, new buildings will generate 42% of total smart workplace revenue
North America will lead the market in terms of adoption and generation of revenue