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

Revolution or evolution?

The case for the digital workplace continues to make the headlines – but will it be evolution or revolution?

Work-life balance is dead

Long live “work-life blend”. Sleeping with your smartphone is not essential.

Trust goes virtual

Technology is the easy bit; developing trust within teams and between managers and workers is where the real work begins.

The changing role of IT

IT departments are getting a battering, but with the right attitude they are ideally placed to be game changers for organizations.

DW in numbers

  • IHS iSuppli: the PC market will see 1.2 percent fewer sales this year as compared to 2011.
  • ThinkEquity: 48 percent of respondents said they would choose Microsoft technology as their corporate mobile standard, up from 44 percent in a similar survey three months before.

Future watch

From robots to futuristic workspaces to digital astonauts – if nothing else our digital future is certainly intriguing.

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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