As office technology (OT) and information technology (IT) continue to converge, one industry vertical shines a little brighter than the others. It is touted as enabling people to work better, faster, and smarter. It improves collaboration, boosts productivity, promotes better use of office space and utilization, shortens downtimes, and retains employees while enhancing their wellbeing. What is this magic technology? It all falls under the umbrella of what is called Smart Office technologies. This means the future is here! The future is now!

Many of our industry’s OEMs already have their foot in the door and are delivering on smart space solutions, digital twin technology, Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, mobility, and edge computing. As a dealer or VAR expanding into the Smart Office space, all the deliverables available may be a mite confusing.

Thankfully, some organizations and programs have made it a priority to keep abreast of the Smart Office movement, with the sole purpose of educating the field. Their collective knowledge is available to all who want to take advantage of the great opportunities Smart Office technologies have to offer. Two such institutions are Keypoint Intelligence and ITEX Education and Expo.

Keypoint Intelligence has unparalleled tools and an unmatched depth of knowledge. Randy Dazo, Group Director at Keypoint, and his team of analysts have been studying the Smart Workplace since its inception and are at the forefront of understanding its landscape. My show, ITEX—the largest, most extensive national trade show connecting vendors and resellers in the office technology space—introduced Smart Office to our audience over two years ago. I knew that evolution was happening, and I wanted BSPs to be ready for it.

Keypoint Intelligence and ITEX have partnered to deliver an upcoming webinar titled, “It’s 2020: You Need to be Selling Smart Workplace Technology.” Ann Valaitis, Senior Consultant of Solutions and Service, will provide an overview of the Smart Office technology landscape and share exclusive data about what IT purchasers plan to spend in this category in the coming years.

The webinar preempts a Smart Office workshop that will take place at ITEX 2020 on April 14th at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

If the future is now, then the time is now to learn about opportunities in offering Smart Office products and services. Start by learning from Keypoint Intelligence and ITEX at the webinar and the workshop!

ITEX 2020 will take place 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, Business Solutions Providers (BSPs), office equipment dealers, and Managed Service Providers (MSPs).

To register for your pass, visit the ITEX registration page