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Use It or Lose It. Do You Have Extra Money in Your 2017 Budget?

Use It or Lose It. Do You Have Extra Money in Your 2017 Budget?

As 2017 draws to a close, so does the availability of the money allocated for 2017 spending. The New Year brings opportunities to upgrade infrastructure, increase productivity through updated collaborative technologies and enhance your brand through dynamic lobby displays and improvements to customer-facing spaces. 

Purchasing equipment now that will be implemented into your 2018 projects allows you to take advantage of that additional funding. We can help you and your team strategize and align your technology systems with your goals and overall budget. Here are some items for consideration:

Digital Upgrade

Is your system ready to accept today’s digital devices? Users have an expectation of utilizing a meeting space with plug-and-play technologies. Transitioning from outdated analog to digital capabilities is paramount to ensure this functionality. For example, does your system have connectivity for HDMI, mini display port and wireless? 

Meeting Spaces

Meeting spaces that are more collaborative and easier to use increase user adoption and, ultimately, productivity. In the trending open-office environment, huddle spaces offer a focused, collaborative meeting space for ad hoc meetings and small group presentations. Interactive collaborative displays, robust cameras that are Skype or soft codec-enabled, and wireless presentation connectivity provide increased productivity and faster decision-making.

Traditional meeting spaces with audio and video-conferencing capabilities would benefit from these enhancements as well as an automated control system.  Lighting control and motorized window shades can also be integrated into the room’s control for an improved user experience. If your room features an older projection system, you could benefit from a laser projector for a more engaging presentation and a significantly lower total cost of ownership (TCO). 

Client-facing Areas

Your lobby is your first opportunity to engage your client or prospective employee and convey your brand. Dynamic digital signage can enforce your branding, advertise your products and services and inform dwellers of important information and activities. Innovative meeting spaces in these client areas make a lasting impression.

Experience Centers engage clients with various interactive displays and immersive technologies.  Architectural features in these environments are accentuated by stunning mosaic displays and exceptionally designed lighting for the ultimate customer experience.

Sound Management & Speech Privacy

Sound masking has been proven to increase worker productivity in open office environments by eliminating noise distractions. It also creates privacy of enclosed meeting and office spaces from common areas, rendering speech unintelligible. 

Acoustics are another solution for noise control providing barriers and sound absorption, lessening overall noise levels and reducing reverberation from hard surfaces. This increases intelligibility and provides a more comfortable working environment. There are a variety of ways to address acoustic control. We can provide consultation and recommendation the appropriate solution for your space. 

If you’ve done a fantastic job at controlling your budget throughout the year and find yourself with a surplus, consider an investment in technology that will help grow your business, increase efficiency and foster an innovative and collaborative environment for your employees. Give us a call to strategize on ways to put your remaining budget to work for you in 2018 and for years to come.