Photo - Michal Golebiewski, Chief Marketing & Operations Officer, Microsoft Malaysia, discusses the next generation workplace.
Cloud and productivity solutions company Microsoft Malaysia has painted a picture of the next generation workplace.
During a recent briefing in Kuala Lumpur, Microsoft Malaysia's chief marketing & operations officer Michal Golebiewski said: "There are three fundamental aspects that are critical in moulding the next generation workplace - people, place and technology."
This comment echoes Microsoft's burgeoning strategy in 2015, which was when Golebiewski started his Malaysian role. Microsoft's new direction was fuelled by a vision of 'reinventing productivity' in a mobile-first, cloud-first world.
Today, he explained: "The world is constantly changing, and we are constantly on the move, with our mobile devices."
Golebiewski cited the company's recent Workplace 2020 study, which showed mobile professionals prioritised mobile access to information through cloud-based productivity tools and real-time collaboration.
"Malaysian employees feel the most important way to improve collaboration and increase their level of productivity is through better PCs (55 percent) and better mobile devices (34 percent)," he said.
Having set the stage, Golebiewski introduced what Microsoft believes will help drive modern mobile workspace. "We're constantly pushing boundaries and with the introduction of the Surface Pro, we're taking consumers to a whole new level of the definition of a powerhouse laptop and a mobile creative studio in one thin, lightweight device."
Microsoft's brand-new Surface Pro, tagged as the company's "most versatile laptop," has been redesigned from the inside out to deliver better performance and battery life than ever, he said.
As well as 50 percent more battery life than the Surface Pro 4, "everything has been streamlined and refined - from softer, rounded edges to cameras built to fade into the bezel. At just 8.5mm thin and starting at 0.766 kg the new Surface Pro is lighter than the bag it will be carried in."
Powered by a 7th generation Intel Core processor, the new edition offers a high-resolution 12.3" PixelSense display, which will work with the new Surface Pen.
"We built the Surface Pro because we believe the right technology can help people push the limits of what's possible," Golebiewski continued. "Modelled after whether it be a student or an employee, the Surface Pro and Microsoft 365 present businesses with an opportunity to create a new culture of work that unlocks creativity and enhances teamwork while also delivering simple management and intelligent security. Together, it's a solution that makes your modern workplace a reality."
He said the new device helped the three fundamental aspects of the modern workplace. "[As mentioned], the three critical aspects in the new world of work are people, place and technology. Employees in the new world of work can now have the capabilities to work flexibly and productively in the digital modern work place, they are empowered with technology and their offices support a collaborative, dynamic workplace design."
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