Flexibility in building cabling - does the world of work 4.0 really need it?

Digital transformation is a challenge - this is evident every day in business life. In view of digitalization, the term "work" is currently being completely redefined in many areas. Expertise, lifelong learning and, last but not least, a not inconsiderable degree of flexibility are criteria that are demanded on the job market today.

Flexibility is particularly in demand when companies change their processes in order to master the challenges of digitization. The change in organisational structures has immense effects on jobs. The trend is away from individual offices and towards open areas that create communicative and creative workspaces. This meets the needs and working methods of the "digital natives". And in view of the shortage of skilled workers, companies would do well, not to shut themselves off from this development.

Office real estate for digital workers

The new, digitally shaped working environments are also changing the architecture of office buildings. "Property 4.0 is the physical hub in a digitally networked working environment and is characterized by a hybrid mix of uses and its urban quality of experience," says Dr. Dewi Schönbeck, Director of the consulting and architecture company CSMM. She speaks of a new era of user-centric architecture in response to modern working models.

More flexible work processes require a corresponding infrastructure. Modern end devices and applications must support companies on their way to modern organizational structures. A future-proof cabling system is another central building block. Fast transfer rates for applications in the working world 4.0 are just as much in demand, as simple and cost-effective options for flexible expansion.

With PerCONNECT® EcoFlex'IT, Rosenberger OSI offers a solution with a maximum of flexibility for the working environment 4.0. The solution is versatile, cost-effective and can be used in various environments. In new buildings, for example, it can be used as a future-oriented option that enables companies to migrate flexibly and without great effort into the digital world of work. With this flexibility, the concept also scores well in properties where use is still uncertain, or tenants have not yet been determined. With PerCONNECT® EcoFlex'IT, individual adaptation to different needs is possible at any time. This already increases the planning scope for the architects involved during the tendering phase. This flexible form of cabling offers to property managers several options for the use of a property: individual wishes of tenants or users can be flexibly taken into account at any time. This is often the decisive factor for signing a commercial rental agreement.

More efficiency through flexibility

But PerCONNECT® EcoFlex'IT is also suitable for use in existing properties. Technical building conversion measures in the event of a network expansion or the conversion of the network infrastructure are virtually unnecessary. The cabling solution can also be used flexibly for small networks or isolated solutions. Companies can use it to create new workstations for groups or teams quickly and without great effort. Flexible structures, which are becoming increasingly established in the working world 4.0, can thus be implemented promptly.

With PerCONNECT® EcoFlex'IT, interior architects, interior designers or property managers can offer their customers a technically high-quality IT infrastructure and respond to individual wishes. Listed premises or ultramodern equipped environments are not affected by a multitude of cable harnesses. The attractive ambience remains unchanged. At the same time, the risk of accidents is reduced because hidden cables cannot become a tripping hazard.

Simple dismantling guarantees a high level of investment protection in the event of a possible move. The revitalization of building cabling is also easier with PerCONNECT® EcoFlex'IT than with the classic structured cabling system frequently used today. Thanks to its user-friendly design, the new cabling solution from Rosenberger OSI is also easy to install during operation. The expansion and restructuring can take place without disrupting work processes.

Is digital transformation already an issue at your workplace? Is your IT and the existing infrastructure already fit for the working world 4.0?