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The first edition of eOffice eBook, available online. Creative office space for the tech/media sectors

The first edition of eOffice eBook, available online. Creative office space for the tech/media sectors



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    • www.eoffice.net May 2009 eOffice digital pubblication eBook 1
    • 4 eOffice introduction 6 London 8 Manchester 10 Birminghan 12 Bristol 14 Going bedouin 16 Bridging real and virtual world 20 eNews from eOffice 6 issues of avantoure magazine for just Contents and images are copyright eOffice www.eoffice.net click here to subscribe. Design by Ivan Listo The book is published and digitally distributed by Avantoure UK Ltd | www.avantoure.com www.avantoure.com 2 eBook eBook 3
    • eOffice is a world – class operator, offering the ultimate in workplace solutions. At eOffice we are creating a new business In eOffice we encourage our clients culture, providing the technology and to network, and welcome them to join the surroundings to enable business eOffice groups at LinkedIn, Ning, Viadeo, executives to change the way they work. YouTube, XING, Facebook and Twitter. Our goal is to offer total flexibility and convenience for our clients, making it Our network is global. We operate four efficient and easy to do business in a centres in the UK (London, Manchester, fast-moving environment. Bristol, and Birmingham) and are affiliated with more than 100 exclusive business We offer an innovative designer office centres in 32 countries under the eOffice environment with advanced user-friendly eNetwork scheme. technology for anyone who is looking for a ready-made office solution with the We are proud that eOffice is Carbon possibility of networking with like-minded Neutral and has recently received the individuals. ultimate distinction in office space - BCO Innovation Award. Our clients can choose from a wide range of options, from cost-effective eOffice is a great place to come to work! “virtual offices” in one or multiple Kind regards locations, where clients get a business Pier Mucelli address and dedicated answering eOffice CEO and Founder service, to pre paid hotdesking and fully equipped workstations with Wi-Fi internet connection, on a full time or temporary basis. In addition, eOffice centres are equipped with Wi-Fi, video and telephone conferencing, plasma screen TV in all our state-of-the-art meeting/conference facilities. 4 eBook eBook 5
    • eOffice offers networked, collaborative working in a superb environment, linking the four eOffices currently operational, in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol. eOffice London opened its doors wants a ready-made office solution, paid hot desking, internet and in 2002. “The concept of eOffice Wi-Fi broadband internet connection videoconferencing facilities, bookable London came from my desire to have with the possibility of networking with by the hour or day; flexible office a great office myself” says Pier Paolo like-minded individuals. space for individuals and companies Mucelli, eOffice founder and CEO. Since its launch eOffice London from 1 to 20 people; break out Completely open-plan, eOffice has attracted a lot of interest and areas; catering; secretarial services; London is in a stunning building has been featured in major design networking events and parking at a right in the heart of Soho, just a few magazines and TV programs as a new nearby city centre car park. minutes’ walk from Oxford Circus model of workspace. Address: 2 Sheraton Street London, tube station. eOffice London provides virtual W1F 8BH eOffice London is an innovative office facilities including business www.eoffice.net environment for anyone setting up address, mail forwarding, telephone a business in central London who answering and messaging; pre 6 eBook eBook 7
    • eOffice unique 10,000 sq ft profound effect on organizational than an office, with designer furniture workspace in Manchester is based culture and individual performance. from Kristalia and Hynch Milius, around the three key elements of Design is strongly connected complemented by iconic images design, technology and people. It is to business success, with clear of Manchester by leading graphic aimed at individual entrepreneurs, evidence that Britain’s most artists. start-ups and SMEs as well as successful companies are There’s a choice of meeting national or even international using design to spur growth and rooms (all with plasma screens), companies requiring a Manchester productivity. eOffice has collaborated ranging from an 88-seat theatre-style presence, or meeting spaces without with leading IT, furniture and interior conference facility with the latest the usual overheads associated with design specialists to create a audio-visual system, to smaller rooms grade-A commercial property. stimulating and sociable environment suitable for one-to-one interviews. According to its founder and CEO, with diverse mini ‘business districts’ In 2007 eOffice Manchester won Pier Paolo Mucelli: “As the original under one roof. British Council of Offices Innovation modern city, Manchester was the There are several self-contained Award. obvious location for us to open. small offices and a spacious open- Address: 1 Portland Street The eOffice concept is innovative, plan area with Resolve workstations Manchester, M1 3BE adaptive and forward thinking, designed by Herman Miller, that www.eoffice.net appealing to the diverse SME market can be arranged individually or in - particularly the clusters, as required by clients – plus creative and high-tech industries. ‘breakout’ spaces where members We want to be part of the fast growth can enjoy a coffee while surfing the service industry in the North West.” Wi-Fi network or browsing through There has been a paradigm shift in lifestyle magazines and design the design and culture of workplaces. books. The reception area looks more Innovative workplaces have a like the lobby of a boutique hotel 8 eBook eBook 9
    • Just walking distance from The environment combines by the hour or day; flexible office Birmingham’s New Street station fresh design, ergonomic furniture space for individuals and companies within Norfolk House on Smallbrook and good natural light. A variety of from 1 to 20 people; shared kitchen Queensway, eOffice Birmingham working areas are offered. There is a facilities; catering; secretarial provides the ultimate in office Space. conference room capable of seating services; networking events and Third to open, eOffice Birmingham 100 delegates; two boardrooms; four parking at a nearby city centre car was awarded a BCO regional award in meeting rooms and two interview park. 2008. rooms. Address: Smallbrook Queensway, Designed to meet the aspirations eOffice Birmingham provides Birmingham , B5 4LJ and requirements of forward-thinking virtual office facilities including www.eoffice.net businesses, eOffice Birmingham business address, mail forwarding, places great emphasis on combining a telephone answering and messaging; contemporary and beautifully designed pre paid hot desking, internet and interior, with the latest technology. video conferencing facilities, bookable 10 eBook eBook 11
    • Unlike other serviced offices in closed offices for up to seven configured for private meetings of Britain, eOffices are unique in people (fully air-conditioned, with four, up to board meetings of twelve, themselves, with a highly finished designer furniture) to open-plan with with plasma data screens and design reflecting their locality. For workstations in clusters of three, presentation materials, Illy coffee example, Bristol’s eOffice features to promote interaction and synergy. machines and iced water. One is also images of Brunel and his engineering Screens on these workstations equipped with full video conference marvels. allow three individual desks, but facilities. The 100-seat conference Bristol’s eOffice situated nearby can be removed for group working, room also has a data projector and the busy Corn Street and Broadmead so even a small call centre can be wireless PA system, and can be shopping centre, on the first floor of accommodated. With high speed configured as an auditorium or with the imposing Prudential Buildings broadband and Wi-Fi throughout, a individual tables for delegates. in Wine Street. With its striking swipe-card entry system allowing Address: 11-19 Wine Street Bristol, sofas, bright red lockers and plasma access to pre-paid hot-desking, and BS1 2PH screens, reception sets the tone for virtual offices for those who don’t www.eoffice.net the rest of the premises. require a fixed desk, eOffice has Its 100 workstations can be everything… configured in many ways, from The six meeting rooms can be 12 eBook eBook 13
    • “85% Of executives expect a Big rise in the nuMBer Of LOcatiOn-agnOstic wOrkers Over the next 5 years”. (a recent study by Boston consulting group) in iBn 40% Of the wOrkfOrce has nO Office at the cOMpany. a third Of Managers in at&t are pOst-geOgraphic. agiLent cLaiMs that their virtuaL wOrkers cOst the cOMpany 60% Less. 14 eBook eBook 15
    • eOffice (www.eoffice.net) has employed uproar design, a second Life and web 2.0 specialist company (www.justMa. co.uk), to collaborate on development of their business presence in second Life.- 16 eBook eBook 17
    • Mark Alexander, the founder of worlds accessible to everyone, Uproar Design, has invented an all- whether they are part of Second Life, in-one Second-Life automated virtual or not. conferencing system that enhances The system seamlessly fuses real and compliments a real world eOffice and virtual world resources together conferencing service. in a way that not only enhances With the help of Uproar Design’s the reality of both, but also creates expertise and in keeping with their a more compelling experience for forward thinking mentality, eOffice has the audience in whatever way they become the first company worldwide, choose to interact. Now you can to offer facilities of this kind to their share video, stream webcam or audio, clients. engage in VOIP share pictures, URLs , The eOffice automated virtual and/or collaborate on Documents, conferencing system makes all in a virtual context, surrounded the powerful multimedia and by virtual people and the attractive communications potential of virtual surroundings of a virtual eOffice. An interaction between two worlds Life for a more immersive and natural occurs through the eOffice website’s feeling experience. meeting point www.myeOffice.net). Booking is simple, just select This is a fully interactive real-time your virtual venue and choose your chat room where outside participants time slot. You can start adding rich can engage in discussions within the multimedia resources instantly, in virtual world of Second Life itself as preparation for your meeting. To learn well as actively share and publish more about this facility go to: www. their resources. Equally, real world myeOffice.net/?page=tour#. events can open their doors to a wider range of global participants, taking part via the web or via Second 18 eBook eBook 19
    • BCO award eOffice eBlog eOffice scooped last year’s BCO eOffice eBlog is a new platform for National Innovation Award and a new exchanging great and innovative Birmingham centre has now been ideas about design and workplaces. judged the best small project in the Get connected, share your comments, Midlands and East Anglia. place a new post and learn about all Technology has dramatically the latest new office trends. changed the way business is done Join the eOffice community today in the 21st century and that drama on www.myeoffice.com is playing out in new office design. Serviced business centres are becoming a serious alternative to conventional space and eOffice has pushed the boundaries even Judges said: “An office revolution is being driven by demand for new ways of working and using space. eOffice is a striking example of how space is being used by vibrant start up companies.” eNetwork eOffice eNetwork connects more than 100 exclusive business centres located in 32 countries around the world. All these business centres have been carefully selected and offer state-of-the-art facilities equipped with the latest technology and excellent professional services. eOffice Twitter The eOffice eNetwork card will Twitter is a social networking and give you a priority access to these micro-blogging free service that centres and a nice 8% off on all enables its users to send and read your meeting/conference booking. other users’ updates known as Give business travelling a change tweets. eOffice has now more than 1 and join eOffice eNetwork today. 000 followers that regularly connect and exchange information. Keep in touch with the eOffice community on twitter, join us on www. twitter.com/eOfficeNet 20 eBook eBook 21