Cloud Virtual Offices and LiquidSpace Deliver Simplest Way For Business Centers to Reach Growing Mobile Worker Market
Palo Alto, CA, September 12, 2011 – LiquidSpace, the mobile application that helps anyone find a great space to work in real-time, Cloud Virtual Offices, a provider of virtual office solutions to mobile workers throughout North America, and Pacific Business Centers, a provider of on-demand offices, today announced a partnership designed to help business center and other global workspace operators expand their marketing reach to mobile workers.
Specifically, Cloud Virtual Offices is encouraging all locations it partners with to put their inventory into the LiquidSpace system, making those workspaces bookable in real-time via the Web or mobile phone. Cloud Virtual Offices currently partners with hundreds of business centers in more than 25 states in the US.
Additionally, LiquidSpace has agreed to develop unique new features that address a business center’s specific needs. Cloud Virtual Offices is likewise developing back-end reporting and a support infrastructure to help seamless adoption by the entire office business center industry. Pacific Business Centers was the first business center operator selected to deploy the new platform in the OBC industry and agreed to be a development site for Cloud Virtual Offices deployment of new features and services.
The announcement is being made in conjunction with LiquidSpace and Cloud Virtual Offices joint exhibit at OBCAI, the annual office business center association conference in Las Vegas on Sept 15th and 16th.
“With the help of Cloud Virtual Offices we are addressing a clear mandate for nimble workspaces and frictionless, mobile working,” said Mark Gilbreath, co-founder and CEO of LiquidSpace. “It also happens to be a huge market opportunity. Cloud Virtual Offices is an ideal partner that understands the need for real-time, accessible workspace and has the ability to deliver integrated solutions to the larger business center industry.”
According to a recent report by IDG, there are over 1 billion mobile workers in the world today. And as the number of mobile workers expands, there is a greater need for corporations to formulate goals to reduce occupancy costs, increase productivity, reduce carbon footprint and outsource activities to individual contractors and freelancers.
Laurent Dhollande, CEO of Cloud Virtual Offices, recognized early on that LiquidSpace was going to be an essential part of the mobile worker toolkit to locate and book day offices and conference rooms.
“LiquidSpace is not just a cool mobile app or a slick online reservation system for conference rooms,” said Dhollande. “It is a comprehensive system which the entire business center industry needs to embrace in order to address mobile workers’ growing demands.”
“We were proud to be the first adopter of Liquidspace in our industry” said Scott Chambers, COO of Pacific Business Centers. “Our close partnership with Cloud Virtual Offices -which we incubated in our own walls- will help us serve road warriors and office nomads in unprecedented ways”.
LiquidSpace is making the app available free-of-charge for use by Cloud Virtual Offices’ existing clients. Cloud Virtual Offices is developing reporting mechanisms and management tools made available to its business center partners free-of-charge, along with free support and a forum to share best practices.
“This in turn will help us package new, network-wide offerings to benefit a wide range of mobile workers and their corporate sponsors, which is why we are making a significant investment in this exclusive partnership,” said Dhollande. “The barriers to adoption are very low, and yet the upside is significant.”
LiquidSpace is available today for all office business centers and workspace providers to get started. For more information, visit: http://liquidspace.com.
About Cloud Virtual Offices and Cloud Officing Corp.
Cloud Virtual Offices ™ is a division of Cloud Officing Corp, based in Palo Alto, CA. Cloud Officing’s mission is to provide comprehensive virtual office solutions and touchdown space to mobile workers under a subscription model and a pay-per-use basis.
Cloud Officing partners with business center operators to provide mobile workers access to private office space, hot desks, fully equipped meeting rooms, and a cloud-based professional support and telephony infrastructure.
For more information visit http://www.cloudvirtualoffice.com/ or follow us on Twitter @Cloudvirtual
LiquidSpace is a location-based mobile application that lets you find the workspace you need, when you need it, wherever you are. You can book space in high-end business centers, hip startup co-working spaces, or hotel conference rooms. You can even unlock private spaces for meetings at offices that have space to share.
With LiquidSpace on your phone, you always see the best workspace available nearby, right now. You can book space for 15 minutes or a day, invite your collaborators, and check-in securely to unlock access to Internet, printers, phones, parking and more.
For more information, visit: www.LiquidSpace.com or follow us on Twitter at @LiquidSpace.
About Pacific Business Centers (rebranded as Pacific Workplaces) and Cloud Officing Corp
The Pacific Business Centers group of companies (PBC) offers a wide range of on-demand office in a shared infrastructure environment. Clients have access to furnished offices, conference rooms, VoIP telephony, unified messaging, answering services, IT support, admin support, bookkeeping services, and online legal library under a pay-per-use hosted model PBC refers to as Workplace-As-A-Service ™. PBC partners with landlords to develop and operate office business centers. The PBC model responds to corporate trends toward a more distributed workforce, increased flexibility, outsourcing of non-core activities, telecommuting, ‘green’ awareness, and a growing demand from professional firms and start-ups. All PBC centers are operated by PBC Management LLC.