London UK, 21 May 2020 – NTT DATA, a world leader in consulting and IT services, has today announced a strategic partnership with Cloudbooking, an agile workplace management specialist. This partnership will enable businesses to create a post-COVID-19 office environment that leverages technology to manage social distancing, desk and meeting room bookings, and cleaning operations, in a new hybrid way of working.
Returning to offices around the country presents a huge challenge to businesses as they seek to find ways to keep their workforces safe. Social distancing will remain mandatory for the foreseeable future, and this will substantially reduce the capacity of offices and meeting rooms. Cleaning will need to be more rigorous and regular to minimise the possibility of virus transmission. New, hybrid ways of working will become the norm, with teams split between the office and home.
In order to manage the hybrid workforce, NTT DATA has signed a strategic partnership with Cloudbooking. The benefits of the collaboration include:
Mike Jones, Head of Partners & Alliances at NTT DATA UK, said: “Businesses now face a huge challenge of creating a safe working environment for their employees. Social distancing needs to be enforced and workplaces sanitised.”
“Nobody wants to return to a workplace dictated by yellow tape and caution signs. This partnership is about using technology to do as much of the heavy lifting as possible for businesses, enabling them to ensure COVID-19 compliance, while keeping an office environment that is productive and welcoming.”
Gerry Brennan, CEO at Cloudbooking, concludes: “Cloudbooking has established a reputation as an innovative partner, helping many of the world’s largest companies to manage and rationalise their office real estate investment based on data. Partnering with one of the world’s foremost global innovators is a natural next step.”
“Companies around the world are looking at ways to adapt their workplaces in response to the threat of COVID-19 and, by working together, we’re offering a solution that will enable organisations to maximise the efficiency of their real estate during testing times.”
Watch the virtual contract signing: