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At DWF we like to keep an eye on the Digital Workplace news – here’s a quick round up from May.

On the CIO’s plate

Bring-Your-Own-Device and Big Data continue to be buzz words at the top of the CIO worry list, with BYOD demanding immediate attention and Big Data continuing to simmer away in the background.

DW expert in the spotlight

In our interview with Kate Lister from the Telework Research Network, we focus in on DWForum’s research on making the business case for the digital workplace and what it takes to convince senior executives in tough times.

DW future

Should we be worried about our jobs in the digital future of work? Here are two posts to get you thinking about what the picture may look like.

“Work is important.  It’s how we as humans define ourselves.  It, in no small way, gives our lives purpose and momentum.  And, we aren’t getting it right.  Too many people are struggling each day to get out of bed and head into a workplace that strips them of their identity, stiffles their creativity, and otherwise makes them unhappy.  It’s a tragedy and it doesn’t have to be like this.”

DW in pictures

Infographics from XCube Labs and BT give us a visual insight on the rise of the mobile employee and the flexible future of work:

Plus get inspiration from The Chelsea Flower Show with their rooftop workplace design (get more pictures on HBR).

DW in numbers

If you’re more of a numbers person, then here are a few significant DW numbers:

  • EMC Data Science Study“Only 1/3 of respondents are very confident in their company’s ability to make business decisions based on new data.”
  • National Study of Employees: “The 2012 study found a marked increase in the number of employers offering flexible work options including flex time and telework.”
  • Gartner: “the demand for information professionals will increase by 50% year over year through 2015.”
  • Aruba: 69% of organisations in the EMEA region allow some form of BYOD, although just 22% have more than a quarter of their employees bringing their own devices.

DW addiction

And finally, if you’re concerned about digital addiction and you just can’t put that device down then you’ll find some inspiration in these articles to take a break:

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About the author

Elizabeth Marsh - DWG's Director of ResearchElizabeth Marsh leads the Digital Workplace Group’s member research and events. She is passionate about connecting members to peers or resources and exploring new research opportunities.

Elizabeth is co-author, with Paul Miller, of the new book “The Digital Renaissance of Work—Delivering digital workplaces fit for the future”.

Prior to joining DWG, Elizabeth held intranet management roles at T-Mobile and Reuters, with broad-ranging responsibilities including community management, internal communications and research.

When not busy in the digital workplace, Elizabeth is a keen writer and musician, playing flute in an amateur orchestra and performing with various local groups.

Connect with Elizabeth on Twitter at @digitalsanity or on Google +.

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