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The office of tomorrow!

The office of the future. It is something that customers ask me about all the time. It is an interesting question. Many companies are moving to the model of no offices. When I was a kid I remember going to my dad’s office. He had a brown plague on the wall that says Dr. XXXX XXXXXX Siencccccccie’s education department. I was always touching it when I walked into his office. The move to the new world order of cubes and open workspaces has been ongoing for the past ten years or so. The reality is that most people use their cell phones more than their desk phones. I find that I get 90% of my calls on my cell phones and a split (office and home) for the remaining 10%.

But the office of tomorrow is yet another evolution. The cover picture is of a MiFi, a personal device that you can take anywhere that has an LTE connection and WiFi built-in. It also supports a 5g convention, allowing you even more bandwidth. It is battery powered (lasts 4 to 5 hours with heavy cruise. The WiFi does pretty well, supporting four devices. Now, it is portable so you can take it with you anywhere. You can use it in the car, on the train (underground subways do require Cellular repeaters), and virtually anywhere you go. Like voice translation, you can do this with your cell phone. Most phones have a hotspot built-in. The reality of the built-in swiss army knife approach is why the Mifi!

You see, when you are connected via wifi to your phone, acting as a hotspot, you really can’t do a lot with your phone. You are using it as a network connection. Oh yeah, and doing that, drains the battery. A MiFi does the same thing, but nothing else! You can use it as your network connection while you are on the ga! It is as I see it today, a part of what is to become the office of the future. The other things I will cover in the next few months. I am still building out what I think that the future looks like. I am fairly certain that their concept of a Mifi device will be part of the office of the future. At the very least, it will be part of the bag carried by road warrior (a road warrior is always traveling for work.)

I do know the move away from an office, continues to gain steam in the market!

  • Do you like thinking about what may yet be?

    • Yes
    • No
  • would you like more in the office of the future series?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Have you ever had an office with your name on the door?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Have you ever sat in a cube at work?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Have you ever been part of a company that moved to an open concept office area?

    • Yes
    • No

What do you think?

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Written by DocAndersen

I am a long time blogger and technology poster.I focus on what is possible, but I also try to see what is coming. In recent years I have been focused on sharing the memories of my family, as part of my Family History Project.

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  1. Q: Do you like thinking about what may yet be?
    Yes (4 votes) – 80%
    No (1 votes) – 20%
    Q: would you like more in the office of the future series?
    Yes (3 votes) – 75%
    No (1 votes) – 25%
    Q: Have you ever had an office with your name on the door?
    Yes (2 votes) – 50%
    No (2 votes) – 50%
    Q: Have you ever sat in a cube at work?
    Yes (2 votes) – 50%
    No (2 votes) – 50%
    Q: Have you ever been part of a company that moved to an open concept office area?
    Yes (3 votes) – 75%
    No (1 votes) – 25%

  2. I get 100% of my calls on my mobile phone. I have done away with my landline a few months ago as no one calls on that line. Technology is advancing so fast that from paperless offices we are moving to officeless work.

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