Today’s workplace is in constant state of flux. As technology and company cultures evolve, so do the expectations placed on IT decision makers (ITDMs). They’re responsible for finding and implementing cutting-edge technology, keeping company data secure and employee workflows unobstructed. So, who better to give us the pulse of the workplace than ITDMs?
Everything about the modern employee’s workspace is changing—both physical and digital. The ability to work remotely is more important than ever across all industries. And it’s no longer uncommon for businesses to offer flexible working arrangements. In a 2015 survey of 3,789 knowledge workers, Dropbox researchers found that 50% work from home at least part of the time. Regular work at home, among the non-self-employed population, has doubled since 2005.
At Dropbox, we’re focused on building products that solve real problems for our users. To do that, we conduct a lot of research on how people work and collaborate. Through our own research and secondary sources, we see how people are learning to use technology to work together more effectively.
As the new year approaches, many people in the industry are wondering what’s next for cloud computing in the business world. It’s a conversation you hear in the halls at Dropbox nearly every day—and the striking thing is how many of the ideas you’ll hear are about the impact of the cloud on the way people work together. And this is exactly where I see the cloud going in 2016.
Cloud computing has been successful because it gives companies a better way to operate. It empowers us to be more flexible, and makes change easier. Over the past few years,