The concept of the workplace has been in constant evolution since the modern age. The digital workplace is a relatively recent concept based on new workplace technologies. With the developments of the internet and cloud-based data and computing, the digital workplace emerged, offering new possibilities to collaborate and to work more productively. Like accessing data and applications from anywhere, anytime and on any device, often saving travel time and costs.
From a more technical point of view, the digital workplace is a secured, virtualized platform, just like the office environment, but with digital applications, cloud computing, and other technology. That allows businesses to move work to that virtual space and offer workers all the applications, data and collaboration tools they need to perform.
With cybercrime statistics up every year, organizations should build in a workplace security strategy, to protect their reputation, customer data, knowledge and know-how from phishing, hacking and other security threats.