Category: Furniture

Gadgets And Technologies That Can Be Integrated In The Workplace

A commercial space that is organized and functional can improve the experience of shoppers and lift the morale of staff. The right look for your commercial space can be created by shop fitouts in Canberra through a design that will maximize mobility and accessibility for customers and employees alike. However, technology must also be incorporated in shop fitout to enhance efficiency and functionality.

At London Tech Week 2017, a UK start-up displayed UMA, an office-friendly smart assistant that is perfect for workplaces. UMA stays up-to-date with business apps like Salesforce, Slack, Cisco, Spark and Box alongside room bookings and maintenance requests. The ability to use apps that can be integrated in workplace workflows, software and businesses processes are very important to uplift skills in the workplace.

At a recent partner summit, Cisco introduced Spark platform that includes a voice assistant. Cisco’s Spark Assistant that became a reality after last year’s $125 million MindMeld acquisition has gained a reputation as the world’s first Artificial Intelligence-powered voice assistant that can be used for business meeting. Spark Assistant will not inform you about the weather or apply its AI technology to find a playlist that will suit your present mood because its focus us is towards meetings and collaborations.

Personal computers have always been used as a personal assistant but Inspect-a-Gadget has recently reported that well known computer brands like Acer, Asus and HP were lining up at a world gathering of computer technologies to offer an Alexa-integrated experience in their newest lines of desktops and laptops.

Acer has showcased its Alexa Projector while Asus will be bringing Amazon Assistant to its personal computer range. These developments will allow the personal computer to play an even more important role to maximize productivity, gain the most from entertainment and manage the office efficiently.

Many types of businesses can benefit from the expertise of shop fitouts in Canberra because they have the capability to create a distinct feel through the proper placement of displays, countertops, chairs, tables and various furnishings. The team will deliver innovative solutions so that the end results will be a carefully planned expression of your personal taste and goals.

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Tech Giants Purchasing Furniture From The Same Manufacturer

The success of the furniture manufacturer, Naughtone, went back to the time NatWest requested them to develop a contemporary chair with wingback design. The chair called Hush chair was used by NatWest in all of its branches and there started the rise of the Naughtone’s popularity. The company used to be a small-time business not even manufacturers of office furniture in New Zealand have heard about the brand name.

The Hush chair was a hit because of the visual protection as well as acoustic features it offers customers whose top priority is their privacy. NatWest then decided to spread the furniture all over the United Kingdom. Naughtone, on the one hand, decided that it is worth putting in its regular list of furniture.

It was nine years ago but the Hush chair is still one of the best-selling product of the Knaresborough-based company. This is also the same chair used in offices of Amazon, the technology giant.

Matt Welsh, the sales director, said that during that time their business is only very small in scale and the Hush chair is their pivotal product. Every year since then, Amazon has been purchasing thousands of units of the chair from them.

The company was founded in 2005 by two friends, Mark Hammond who is the commercial director and Kieron Bakewell, the design director. Three years after establishment, Mr. Welsh joined them. The company specialized in producing contemporary furniture pieces for office spaces. They are currently the manufacturer of choice by some of the biggest tech companies in the globe such as Google, Facebook and Apple.

The furniture’s designs are created at the headquarters located in Knaresborough while the manufacturing plant is at Elland in West Yorkshire. Technology plays a huge part in the evolution of the office furniture. Traditional furniture used in workstations is no longer compatible with wireless technology.

Two years ago, the manufacturers of office furniture in New Zealand were shocked by the announcement of Naughtone that they sold half of their non-controlling stakes to a giant furniture manufacturer based in the United States, Herman Miller. As of now, the company did not regret their decision as they were able to expand in the United States.

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