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From small startups to the largest, most dominant companies in the world, businesses of all sizes and kinds are incorporating new digital technologies into their daily operations—now more than ever before.
From small startups to the largest, most dominant companies in the world, businesses of all sizes and kinds are incorporating new digital technologies into their daily operations—now more than ever before. In fact, according to a 2017 report, 95% of organizations agreed that a digital workplace is important.
For most, this probably doesn’t come as a surprise. Think about it—we use all kinds of different technologies in our jobs every day. And if you were to take a look around any modern workplace, you’d likely find that in addition to their desktop computer, most employees’ desks are also home to a smartphone, laptop, and maybe even a tablet or other digital device.
While devices such as these are among some of the most commonly used, workplace technology isn’t limited to desktop or handheld devices. From check-in kiosks to virtual building directories, interactive digital signage, and automated smart lockers, many organizations are finding ways to simplify and improve processes and tasks by incorporating self-service technologies throughout the workplace.
Although much of the technology used in the workplace is designed to improve the quality of an employees’ work or the speed at which it is completed, self-service solutions can be used to improve experiences as well. Check-in kiosks, specifically, can be designed to improve the visitor experience. From the moment they arrive, visitors can use check-in kiosks to securely enter any required relevant information about themselves, notify the appropriate party of their arrival, print a guest badge, and more. For offices with higher levels of security, check-in kiosks can also be used by employees when checking in to work every day.
Virtual Building Directories
While some companies are confined to a single office suite, others span across entire buildings and massive campuses. Uniquely created to assist both company employees and their visitors, virtual building directories can help users locate their destination of choice—from buildings to parking decks, group meeting rooms, and the offices of specific individuals.
Interactive Digital Signage
Regardless of whether a company employs tens, hundreds, or thousands of employees, it’s important that employers are able to effectively share information with all of them. Designed to engage and inform employees of all kinds, interactive digital signage can be used to share relevant information, promote company-wide events, and highlight company-specific offerings. Flexible in nature, interactive digital signage installations can be free standing or wall-mounted and can be designed for both indoor and outdoor use.
Automated Smart Lockers
In addition to more traditional self-service solutions, companies are also implementing automated smart locker solutions. As one of the most recent trends in the self-service solution market, automated smart lockers can be used to effectively streamline processes like technology rental and check-out processes for computers, camera equipment, chargers, and more. They can also be used for secure storage of personal belongings and laptops while employees are in meetings or away from their own desks. A completely unattended solution, employees are able to access the smart lockers by entering a unique PIN number or scanning a QR code.
As companies become increasingly modern, technologies—especially those designed for self-service applications—are finding their way into more workplaces than ever before. To learn more about Meridian’s corporate kiosk, digital signage, and automated smart locker solutions, visit www.meridiankiosks.com or give us a call at 866-454-6757.
Melissa Harward is the marketing coordinator for Meridian, an integrated manufacturer of indoor and outdoor kiosks, interactive digital signage and self-service software.