Attend ITEX to find out what’s next for dealers.

Interest in Smart Office technologies is gaining traction. Why? Because it’s about time, and the Smart Home is at least a couple of decades ahead of the Smart Office! Families have gamely been investing in virtual assistants, remote accesses, and connected home solutions since the invention of remote controls. So is it any wonder that the proverbial lightbulb finally switched on? Hey! Life at work can also be made easier and more productive!

Google’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri are good examples of ‘smart’ technologies. “Siri, play AC/DCs Thunderstruck.” “Alexa, turn on the garage light.” Now, there’s Google Alexa for Business. It has expanded capabilities for the professional space where teamwork, collaboration, automation, and productivity are in high demand. “Alexa, what are today’s inventory levels?” “Alexa, connect me to the video conference with Acme.”

Office technology specialists and MSPs are scrambling to be a part of this growing and lucrative movement. The six buzz phrases are smart spaces, digital twin technology, Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, mobility, and edge computing. It is up to vendors to develop the cross-functional tools needed to boost the smart workplace. Here are a few examples:

Sharp is driving collaboration technology forward with their Windows Collaboration Display—a next-generation, 4K, 70” interactive display built around cloud services.

Konica Minolta is excelling at mobile printing, panel customization that improves the way you work, document capture with automated workflows, and access controls with authentication.

Canon is focusing on agility and providing higher-level office services, and then guiding MSPs on how to coordinate those services.

Toshiba is creating a “Human Smart Community” and is pouring resources into technologies that put peoples’ well-being first.

Regardless of how these services and products fit into the workplace of the future, there is a culture of collaboration for building an ecosystem to drive business value.

At ITEX 2020 an important part of the educational track will be dedicated to the Smart Workplace. In collaboration with Keypoint Intelligence, we’ll bring you market advice and analysis to make short and long-term strategic decisions. Whether you are already delivering smart solutions or simply considering getting into the space, you’ll be provided with a SMART blueprint to help you find success and to stand-out-from-the-crowd.

Join us at ITEX! Learn about Smart Office! Own the Office, Piece by Piece!

ITEX 2020 will take place from April 14 – 15 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. With over 1,200 attendees, ITEX is the largest vendor-neutral event connecting vendors and Business Solutions Providers (BSPs), office equipment dealers and Managed Service Providers (MSPs).

To register for your pass, visit the ITEX registration page.