<What is the Workstyle Reform Solution Market? >
Workstyle reform solutions are defined in this research as those ICT solutions, services, and products that improve production and work efficiency aiming to reform the workstyle. They can be applied to such categories as environment (facilities), terminals/devices, streamlining of sales/processes/workflows, communication/sharing information, and HR/labor/general affairs.
Such services and products include free-address construction, telework systems, VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure), video/web conference systems, and in-house SNS/business chat.
In addition to attempts at office environment mainly for white-collar jobs, many endeavors toward better workstyle and work processes have been made at various job sites in the form of virtualization to improve utilization of facilities and production status at factories, chat bot at call centers, web-camera monitoring and guidance operations at stores, IC tags to check transportation in the warehouses and self-checkout at retailers, and etc.
When user companies try to reform their workstyle by improving work efficiency and saving labor, utilizing IT solutions is indispensable. IT solution providers are required to provide not only consulting services to solve the challenges in bringing about reforms at user companies, but also to offer high-value-added solutions collaborated with various external pertinent businesses such as makers of office furniture/fixtures, video/web conference solution providers, HR businesses, and etc.
Within various workstyle reform solutions, VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) solution, which is one of the thin-client solutions, achieved 42,500 million yen in FY2015 and 45,850 million yen in FY2016. It is anticipated to attain 62,000 million yen by FY2020. Because more telecommuting is likely to be adopted and more robustness of security is needed to press ahead with workstyle reform, the market is projected to expand for the future.