There is an ongoing direction both from Microsoft in the direction of SharePoint and from other companies as well to speak about digital workplace. The question that is not hundred percent clear what does digital workplace exactly mean ? I mean I am pretty much sure that there is a lot of definition for that but from a practical point of view I would imagine a classical at least half digital workplace and I would imagine that digital version of that. So than basically the question is what is out model ? Which workplace do we want to imagine as a digital workplace for the first run ?
Visual Model 1: Is our model something similar than bellow ? Than we speak about a software that supports digital documents, printing perhaps some extended functionalities like approving workflows and if we are very creative some digital brainstorming methods or electronic post-its.
Figure 1. A workplace that can be imagined as digital.
Visual Model 2: Or is our model rather something bellow ? If so than the requirements are however much higher, than we speak about real time and high availability systems, mission critical system integration probably real time operation systems and basically everything that our state of the art IT can provide...
Figure 2. A workplace that can be imagined as digital.
WHAT IS OUR BASIC MODEL FOR DIGITAL WORKPLACE ?