CloudVO Launches The Antidote To Home Office Syndrome

Home Office Syndrome | CloudTouchdown Pass | CloudVO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 8, 2020 (San Francisco, CA) – CloudVO, the San Francisco-based online provider of Workplace-as-a-Service, unveiled today a program to support remote work. The program, named CloudTouchdown, is designed to provide people who work-from-home the ability to check into a part-time office at a flexible location close to home with a subscription plan.

“Working from home is great, but sometimes the kitchen table does not do it anymore, and you may starve to work in a quiet and safe professional office,” said Laurent Dhollande, CloudVO CEO. “CloudTouchdown
passes give you Work-Near-Home when you need relief from Work-From-Home.”

With COVID-19, for many, going back to the corporate campus is not even an option. Companies like Google, Facebook, and many others have told their employees not to come back to the office until way into 2021. Others like Twitter have told them they could work remotely permanently.

A recent article in Psychology Today highlights that “those unable to cope with the upheaval that the virus has caused in their lives may be feeling somewhat stressed, lonely, exhausted, and, perhaps, overwhelmed –symptoms of what psychiatrists and psychologists sometimes refer to as “home office syndrome.”

A study released by The Stanford Institute for Economic Research in June quantified how challenging work-from-home is. Only 49% of responders said they can work privately in a room other than their bedroom. Only 36.3% of employees said they can work at home 100% of the time.

Karina Patel, CloudVO’s Director of Marketing said, “People have grown accustomed to working from home, which may work well most of the time, but not all of the time. A CloudTouchdown Pass gives them the opportunity to check into a peaceful private office close to home.”

CloudTouchdown Pass holders can select the location of their choice among the 900 venues affiliated with CloudVO. Venues are carefully vetted for their professionalism, amenities, customer reviews, and Health & Safety protocols.

A local pass costs less than $200/month for 20 credits. One credit can be redeemed for one hour of day office use in most locations. More credits are needed for meeting rooms, but small, quiet, and safe private offices do
the trick to provide welcome relief from work-from-home on a part-time, on-demand basis. Passes can also be purchased with 50 monthly credits at a higher price.

When asked who will pay for the CloudTouchdown Pass, Dhollande said, “We believe that most employers will respond favorably to a request from their employees to get a CloudTouchdown Pass. It’s 5 to 6 times less expensive than a dedicated office. They just need to ask.”

CloudVO believes that this concept of the CloudTouchdown Pass, specifically designed to supplement work-from-home, is the first of its kind anywhere in the nation and beyond. It works well for the sponsoring companies because they can budget a fixed amount each month per employee. It works well for employees to keep their sanity. The new passes launch in September 2020.

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About CloudVO

CloudVO is a provider of comprehensive on-demand workspace solutions under a Workplace-as-a-Service™ model. CloudVO supports work-from-home and distributed workforces by providing access to professional offices, coworking space, virtual offices, and meeting rooms at 900 affiliated locations worldwide.

CloudVO Announces New Workplace Services to Support Remote Work out of a Network of 900 Flexible Office Locations

Website to Support Remote Work | CloudVO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 1, 2020 (San Francisco, CA) – While people have learned to work-from-home and their corporate offices are moving fast towards extinction, many still need to access a professional workplace for concentrated work, for social reasons… and for their sanity! Just not an office that involves any long, dreaded commute.

CloudVO, the San Francisco-based online provider of Workplace-as-a-Service, unveiled today a new e-commerce site with a wide array of workplace solutions that can be perused and purchased online. This includes virtual offices, meeting room bookings, coworking passes, and also full-time private offices at any of CloudVO’s 900 affiliated locations worldwide that can be reviewed, selected, and transacted on CloudVO.com without even touring the office space.

CloudVO’s new website integrates four previous websites–CloudVirtualOffice.com, CloudMeetingRooms.com, CloudTouchdown.com, and the previous version of CloudVO.com–in one powerful, fully integrated platform where professionals can find a complete suite of workplace solutions that support mobility, work-from-home, and distributed workforces.

As a new feature, private offices can be booked online for an hour, for a month, for a year, or more, with full price transparency. Offices are furnished with a shared infrastructure that has all the tools and amenities one would expect in a modern corporate campus.

Andy Coan, CEO of Palo Alto-based company Splice Communications, who has secured full-time office space in several CloudVO affiliated locations in Northern California said, “When we needed a satellite office in Sacramento, we had very specific location requirements by Watt Avenue and HWY 50. CloudVO had a new location that fit our needs perfectly well and we did not have to see it to reserve the space, because we have established a track record of trust with the provider, the price was right, and we knew it would work. And in fact, it did!”

Michael Bower, CEO of San Jose-based Lifeguard Solutions who has purchased CloudVO virtual office plans to scale his business and reach global markets, said, “Most recently we purchased a plan in Toronto for our two-person team. It gave them a place to meet regularly outside of their home office and provide us a secured local base. Once I got the chance to visit the Canada team, a few months later, I was quite impressed by the quality of the space. CloudVO gave us an affordable way to scale our business into new regions.”

A virtual office plan gives the users access to remote workplace services connected to a physical location, such as digital mail services, business identity, access to private offices, hot desks, and meeting rooms on a part-time basis, under a subscription plan.
CloudVO uses stringent criteria for independent flexible office space and coworking operators to join its network, including:

  • On-permise staff
  • Blazing fast Internet (often 1 gig, and soon more)
  • Free Wifi
  • Furnished offices
  • Fully-equipped meeting rooms
  • Professional design with strong ergonomic considerations
  • Private offices and open coworking
  • Monitored customer reviews
  • Membership with reputable workplace associations such as GWA and GCUC
  • Robust Health & Safety Protocols

“People are becoming more comfortable purchasing workplace solutions online,” said Laurent Dhollande, CloudVO’s CEO. “The confinement has accelerated this trend out of necessity, but buyers need to feel comfortable that they are not sold a bill of goods.”

Amanda Leffew, CloudVO’s Director of Operations, added, “That’s why our selection criteria and our monitoring of the quality of service are paramount elements of our value proposition, beyond the e-commerce component of it, full price transparency, and our vetting of buyers via web notary services, such that our workplace providers can feel comfortable with their new member. In this case, ‘trust but verify’ works both ways.”
Often, a corporate workplace manager will execute the transaction to support multiple users. CloudVO’s ability to provide a trusted and efficient interface with single-point of billing and support is also critical.

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About CloudVO

CloudVO  is a provider of comprehensive on-demand workspace solutions under a Workplace-as-a-Service™ model. CloudVO supports work-from-home and distributed workforces by providing access to professional offices, coworking space, virtual offices, and meeting rooms at 900 affiliated locations worldwide.

CloudTouchdown Football Pool Disrupts Work!

The Federal Bureau of Work Statistics reported today a sudden loss of productivity throughout the Country in the hours preceding the opening of the Patriots-Steelers game that opened the NFL season on Thursday Sep 10, 2015.
Work Productivity Graph during Kickoff
This finding took CloudVO by surprise. To the contrary, we had noticed a surge of professional activity throughout our partners’ break rooms and lounges that very same day, with folks riveted to their computers, working hard at solving problems to make the world a better place, as shown in this picture taken at a CloudVO partner location Thursday afternoon.
Chase Curtis demonstrating the Football Pool
A close up of the screen shows they were busy… entering their picks to the CloudTouchdown Football pool, while getting their inspiration from 12-year aged whiskey and Michael Irvin on the NFL network!
Football Pool ScreenFootball in the Business Lounge

CloudVO sincerely apologizes to the entire country for the ding on the economy that we and the 92 participants of the CloudTouchdown football pool have caused, unknowingly.

We fully expect Steven King to precisely quantify the damage made to the U.S. economy, and we will do our very best to remedy this situation.

For complaints contact CloudTouchdown Commish.


About CloudVO

CloudVO  is the umbrella brand of Cloud Officing Corp., headquartered in San Francisco, California. CloudVO’s mission is to provide comprehensive virtual office, coworking and meeting room solutions to professionals under a Workplace-as-a-Service™ model. CloudVO operates the CloudTouchdown network that grants preferential access to day offices and meeting rooms at nearly 1,000 locations worldwide.


HappyDesk Powers Pacific Workplaces and Boosts CloudTouchdown Real-Time Capabilities

Virtual Office e-commerce | CloudVO

Press Release | For Immediate Release

Boca Raton, Florida, September 09, 2014
HappyDesk, the only complete enterprise software solution for shared spaces with features including e-commerce, billing, CRM, and automated proposals and CloudVO, the manager of the CloudTouchdown network and a global provider of virtual office solutions and touchdown space for mobile workers, announce today that Pacific Workplaces, an operator of on-demand workplaces with 17 locations in California, is using the CloudTouchdown-enabled HappyDesk platform for e-commerce and meeting room reservations.

“We are pleased that Pacific Workplaces is able to utilize HappyDesk to power its website e-commerce capabilities and real time booking of meeting rooms,” said Dorthy Bright, President and cofounder of HappyDesk. It is yet another HappyDesk endorsement by a quality player in the Workspace-as-a-Service industry.”

“I am delighted with the performance of the HappyDesk platform,” said Scott Chambers, COO of Pacific Workplaces. “We are selling quite a few Virtual Offices online on our web site thanks to the HappyDesk white site, which is great.

Laurent Dhollande, CEO of CloudVO ™ added: “This announcement speaks to the HappyDesk technology leadership in our industry. They have already achieved state-of-the-art functionality with a plug & play platform that is easy for operators to use and to embed into their own web site. I particularly appreciate that they are deploying significant resources for making HappyDesk fully compatible with the CloudTouchdown program. The combination of independent Workspace-as-a-Service ™ operators + HappyDesk + CloudTouchdown ™ is now a potent combination.”

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About HappyDesk
HappyDesk’s Sharing-space-as-a-service (Saas) software platform was created with a singular purpose – to transform the way shared spaces are sold, accessed and serviced. Space providers leverage HappyDesk’s white label e-commerce, CRM, billing, proposal, door access and marketplace to increase engagement. The result: providers enjoy satisfied clients, increased revenue and reduced administrative time and cost. Seekers rely on HappyDesk because of the endless amount of shared space options they can search and reserve. With hundreds of providers across four continents, direct engagement between provider and end-user has never been so easy or transparent.


About CloudVO
CloudVO  is the umbrella brand of Cloud Officing Corp., headquartered in San Francisco, California. CloudVO’s mission is to provide comprehensive virtual office, coworking and meeting room solutions to professionals under a Workplace-as-a-Service™ model. CloudVO operates the CloudTouchdown network that grants preferential access to day offices and meeting rooms at nearly 1,000 locations worldwide.


About Pacific Workplaces
Pacific Workplaces (Pac: for short) are great places to work, with a wide range of part-time and full-time furnished office spaces including virtual offices, private offices, and mini-suites, in a shared infrastructure environment, with curated communities that maximize networking opportunities and serendipity. Members have access to meeting rooms, coworking areas, business lounges, VoIP telephony, unified messaging, answering services, IT support, admin support, and an online legal library, under a pay-per-need hosted model [pac] refers to as Workplace-as-a-Service ™. All [pac] centers are operated by PBC Management LLC.


CONTACT:
Kim Seipel
CloudVO
(415) 230-5300
Kim@CloudVO.com

CloudTouchdown Football Pool Kicks Off 4th Season!

CloudTouchdown Football Pool

Join the CloudTouchdown Football Pool!

It’s that time of year again! Last year CloudVO ™ had over 50 participants in our annual CloudTouchdown ™ NFL Football Pool.  We distributed some hefty cash prizes, and donated hundreds of dollars to the Boys & Girls Club of America!

“The CloudTouchdown ™ Football Pool was a blast!  I wouldn’t think of missing it. Even though I don’t know much about the NFL, this pool is easy to participate in, and gave me the confidence to join my tenants’ “football chatter” at the center. Now I even know what a “Monday Morning Quarterback” is!” ~ Kaitlyn, San Jose, CA

Why not give it a try? You can even put your team on “auto pilot” on weeks you are just too busy to participate.

So whether you are a New York Giants fan, a follower of America’s Team, a member of Raider Nation, or you are hoping the Broncos will recover from their blowout loss, register, start you warm-up, and join the fun!

Join now! All teams must be registered by the NFL season kick off on Thursday, September 4th, 2014.

Please see registration details below, and feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions.


CloudTouchdown ™ Football Pool Registration

Feel free to forward to your close friends and address any questions to:
CloudTouchdownCommish@gmail.com

Seven good reasons to join us:

  1. Only $25.00 for the whole season
  2. Pick the NFL game winners every week
  3. Easy: if you don’t have time one week, the system will do it randomly for you
  4. Weekly Prizes
  5. Top 5 at the end of the season get BIG prizes
  6. Help our Youth: 10% of the money raised will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America – the rest is entirely distributed as prizes
  7. FUN!

About CloudVO

CloudVO  is the umbrella brand of Cloud Officing Corp., headquartered in San Francisco, California. CloudVO’s mission is to provide comprehensive virtual office, coworking and meeting room solutions to professionals under a Workplace-as-a-Service™ model. CloudVO operates the CloudTouchdown network that grants preferential access to day offices and meeting rooms at nearly 1,000 locations worldwide.

Meet the CloudVO Experts!

Meet our Experts at the
Global Workspace Association Conference

September 10-13, 2014, Boca Raton, FL

Corner them in Boca… and ask all you’ve ever wanted to know about running a Workspace-as-a-Service operation. Collectively they have close to 100 years of experience running on-demand workplaces. And they love to share!

Meet the CloudVO Experts

What to ask them?

Laurent Dhollande, our CEO, started Pacific Workplaces 10 years ago and ran a portfolio of 15 business centers prior to dedicating the majority of his time to running CloudVO.  Don’t hesitate to corner him at the conference for one-on-one advice. Many CloudVO partners call Laurent regularly for marketing or lease-related advice. He’ll make himself available in Boca to anyone, CloudVO partner or not!

Kassandra Salas, our CloudAnswering Operations Manager, runs our East Coast to West Coast Live Answering service, managing several thousands of calls everyday.  She will tell you how we provide wholesale phone answering services to operators, the pros and cons of outsourcing that service, and share tips of the phone answering trade with you.

Keith Warner, CloudVO Co-founder & Chief Social Personality, has over 25 years of experience providing virtual office services. He has also been on the forefront of the social media movement, with a large following on almost all the social media platforms! He can give helpful tips to boost your own fan base, and enlighten you with his knowledge of social media.

Kate Plew, our CloudVO Marketing Manager, is our expert on Search Engine Management. Google has few secrets left for her, and she’ll share with you all tricks of the SEO and Pay-per-click art and science. How about emerging marketing channels? How about the effectiveness (or not) of traditional advertising media? Ask Kate!

Tracy Wilson, our COO, has been an operator of Business Centers for over 2 decades. She knows all the ins and outs of day-to-day management of a business center. As the chair of the GWA Fraud Prevention Committee, she has experience identifying and discouraging even the most clever would-be fraudsters who dare to utilize our industry services. Feel free to look to her as a resource if you have questions about fraud watch.

Scott Chambers is a CloudVO Co-founder and the current GWA President-elect, which gives you two good reasons not to be shy asking him anything on any subject. Add his day job as COO of Pacific Workplaces, and you have someone who has collected as many medals on his Workspace-as-a-Service industry chest as General MacArthur after WWII. Scott has been around the block, having opened and managed close to 20 business centers over his lifetime. If he does not know the answer to your question, you can bet he’ll find someone that does!

Jamie Garbisch, our CloudVO Partner Relations Manager, manages all aspects of new partner sign ups and works hand-in-hand with our partners to support them long after they sign up. Feel free to ask Jamie about any of the CloudVO products, or for guidance in product pricing in your area. Jamie routinely connects with hundreds of operators every year and is one of the sharpest observers of the supply side of the Virtual Office business.


About CloudVO

CloudVO  is the umbrella brand of Cloud Officing Corp., headquartered in San Francisco, California. CloudVO’s mission is to provide comprehensive virtual office, coworking and meeting room solutions to professionals under a Workplace-as-a-Service™ model. CloudVO operates the CloudTouchdown network that grants preferential access to day offices and meeting rooms at nearly 1,000 locations worldwide.

CloudVO and WUN Systems Join Forces

CloudVO and WUN Systems Join Forces

Press Release  |  For Immediate Release


CloudVO ™ and WUN Systems team up delivering a Platform to Dramatically Expand Virtual Office and Meeting Room Revenue Opportunities for Partners

Palo Alto, CA, September 18, 2013:  CloudVO ™, the global provider of virtual office solutions and touchdown space for mobile workers and teleworkers, and WUN Systems, the global leader providing best-in-class, cloud-based technology and voice products built for the Workspace-as-a-Service category,  announce today an integration of  WUN Systems’ Virtual2Go e-commerce platform into the CloudVO ™ service offering.
CloudVO ™ workspace partners will have access to WUN’s Virtual2Go e-commerce platform enabling workspace providers to sell Virtual Office and Meeting Rooms on-line. The integration of the two platforms provide partners with the unique ability to:

  • Integrate an e-commerce platform within their website fast and with no up-front costs
  • Expand operating hours and reduce administrative costs by enabling prospective clients to sign up on-line anytime, or with personal support during office hours
  • Sell the meeting rooms and Virtual Offices for all locations in the CloudTouchdown ™ network to support their clients local and mobile needs
  • Choose the exact CloudTouchdown ™ network locations to sell in addition to the provider’s own address(es)
  • Use free CloudTouchdown ™ free VIP membership cards as a competitive tool during the sales and client retention process
  • Utilize WUN’s groundbreaking Security platform to offer one code that provides access to the physical location, meeting room / day office, technology and phones
  • Enable clients to secure live-time DIDs locally and across the globe on-line.
  • Integrate Professional Phone Answering capabilities, which CloudVO ™ delivers to workspace providers on an outsourced, wholesale, basis.

“Workspace providers are seeking ways to streamline costs and tap into new revenue streams, said Hersowitz, CEO & Co-Founder of WUN Systems. This offering achieves just that. With zero up-front expenditure, overnight setup and flexible agreement terms all workspace providers can sell their Virtual Office and Meeting Room products on-line. But it gets better than that. The CloudVO ™ relationship enables providers to sell the services of all participating CloudVO ™ partners. Now, everyone can generate revenue beyond their four walls.”

Virtual2Go is designed to integrate with most technology platforms readily used by workspace providers.  “We are working to integrate with other technology providers seamlessly to benefit the entire workspace industry”, said Hersowitz.

CloudVO ™ and WUN Systems believe that the Workspace-as-a-Service category must integrate its inventory of meeting rooms and present it in a transactional forum to mobile workers and corporate accounts, just as the hotel industry markets their inventory of rooms available for booking via value added resellers.

Laurent Dhollande, CEO of CloudVO ™ added: “This open-ended approach and desire to work with other technology providers is critical. We strongly recommend to our partners to stay away from close-ended systems that do not easily communicate with others. Conversely, we want to encourage technology developers that enable seamless access to real-time booking of meeting rooms like WUN Systems. To that end, we will soon publish a list of technology providers CloudVO ™ endorses. WUN Systems is clearly on that list.”

About WUN Systems

Powering 100,000 seats across 1,000 locations and 10 countries, WUN is the leading global provider of best-in-class cloud based voice and technology products built specifically for workspace-as-a service providers. Via WUN’s one-of-a-kind 360 Program, clients are given the tools to reduce costs, increase operational efficiencies and realize new revenue streams. WUN’s commitment to fuel the workspace revolution and help operators achieve peak performance is evidenced in their groundbreaking product offerings including WUN Data, WIFI, Voice and their latest offerings Virtual2Go and WUN Security.

About CloudVO

CloudVO  is the umbrella brand of Cloud Officing Corp., headquartered in San Francisco, California. CloudVO’s mission is to provide comprehensive virtual office, coworking and meeting room solutions to professionals under a Workplace-as-a-Service™ model. CloudVO operates the CloudTouchdown network that grants preferential access to day offices and meeting rooms at nearly 1,000 locations worldwide.

CloudVO appoints Tracy Wilson as Chief Operating Officer!

TracyWilson

July 15, 2013 (Palo Alto, CA) – CloudVO, the leading provider of virtual office solutions and touchdown office space with close to 1,000 locations worldwide, is announcing today the appointment of Tracy Wilson as its new Chief Operating Officer.

Tracy Wilson has spent the last 6 years as Managing Partner at Pacific Business Centers, with responsibilities in Corporate Development and Operations, where she oversaw the CA Central Valley and Northern Nevada regions and the Pacific Business Centers Answering Center located in Sacramento, CA, before it was acquired by CloudVO ™ in 2011.

Tracy has been an active participant in the Global Workspace Association, most recently as Chair of GWA’s FraudWatch Committee. She has 20 years of experience as a workspace operator. Tracy is involved with multiple non-profit organizations, including as a Board Member of the Sacramento Rotary Club. She is a licensed Real Estate Broker and holds a B.A. in History from U.C. Santa Barbara.
“What is special about Tracy, said Laurent Dhollande, CloudVO ™ ‘s CEO, is her ability to inspire people and build incredibly enthused, dedicated, and effective teams. Our company core values are summed up in just two powerful words “WE CARE”, which Tracy embodies better than anyone. This is why the Sacramento Business Journal ranked the Pacific Workplaces group, under her leadership, as one of the best companies to work for. This is also why she was awarded “Volunteer of the Year” by the Global Workspace Association. We are very fortunate that Tracy accepted to apply her tremendous organizational talent and leadership as COO of CloudVO.”

“I am thrilled to join the CloudVO ™ executive team and expand the reach of the CloudVO ™ network with more delighted customers and partners” said Tracy Wilson. “The sky is the limit for CloudVO’s value proposition. I am a firm believer in Laurent’s vision of a Cloud Touchdown ™ network of virtual office locations, relying on independent operators to provide comprehensive virtual office solutions to mobile workers.”


About CloudVO

CloudVO  is the umbrella brand of Cloud Officing Corp., headquartered in San Francisco, California. CloudVO’s mission is to provide comprehensive virtual office, coworking and meeting room solutions to professionals under a Workplace-as-a-Service™ model. CloudVO operates the CloudTouchdown network that grants preferential access to day offices and meeting rooms at nearly 1,000 locations worldwide.

Cloud Virtual Offices is Now CloudVO

Website to Support Remote Work | CloudVO

Palo Alto, CA – Dec 21, 2011 – Cloud Virtual Offices, the company dedicated to delivering Workplace-as-a-Service ™ to mobile workers, announced today it rebranded its main division to CloudVO and launched a new website.

CloudVO gives mobile workers access to virtual offices and touchdown workspaces at hundreds of prime office locations throughout North America. CloudVO also released new features and services that are breaking new grounds in the workspace provider industry, including:

  • A transparency pledge with our partners who deliver local services
  • Enhanced self-provisioning features on the CloudVO.com web site
  • Increased emphasis on the portfolio value of the network

Specifically, CloudVO will now display the name and logo of local partners who commit to its total transparency pledge, something that other resellers and web-brokers that cater to the Global Workplace industry have traditionally been reluctant to do. This move provides complete information to CloudVO’s clients, while also being responsive to a long term wish by many workspace providers.

“We are very appreciative to CloudVO for being totally transparent about their local partners,” said Kathlene Buchanan, CEO of Metro Offices. Metro Offices is a CloudVO partner with nine office business centers in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland. Joe Wallace, CEO of Carr Workplaces, agreed: “As we work to build our brand in our key markets, we are pleased that CloudVO recognizes its value.” Carr Workplaces is a CloudVO partner with 30 locations throughout America.

Laurent Dhollande, CEO of CloudVO, added: “Full disclosure of information can only be helpful to our clients. We will proudly display the logo of our local partners willing to commit to our Transparency Pledge, as a mutual certificate of trustworthiness.”

Virtual offices consist of non-dedicated offices and conference rooms available under a subscription model. For a fraction of the price of a full-time office, CloudVO subscribers can access fully-equipped professional workplaces at any location in the CloudVO network to conduct private or collaborative work. CloudVO brings the physical workplace to them wherever they are, and supports them via a cloud-based service infrastructure.

CloudVO’s new and improved website significantly gains in functionality compared to its predecessor, particularly in its new self-provisioning features, un-matched in the industry.


About CloudVO

CloudVO  is the umbrella brand of Cloud Officing Corp., headquartered in San Francisco, California. CloudVO’s mission is to provide comprehensive virtual office, coworking and meeting room solutions to professionals under a Workplace-as-a-Service™ model. CloudVO operates the CloudTouchdown network that grants preferential access to day offices and meeting rooms at nearly 1,000 locations worldwide.

CloudVO and LiquidSpace Announce Partnership and New Inventory Platform for Coworking Spaces Worldwide

CloudVO LiquidSpace Partnership

Palo Alto, CA, September 7, 2011 – LiquidSpace, the mobile application that helps anyone find a great space to work in real-time, and CloudVO, a provider of virtual office solutions to mobile workers, announced a partnership designed to help business global workspace operators expand their marketing reach to remote workers.

LiquidSpace has agreed to develop unique new features that address shared workspace specific needs. CloudVO is likewise developing back-end reporting and a support infrastructure to which can be seamlessly adopted into the flexible office space industry.

The announcement is being made at OBCAI, the annual office business center association conference in Las Vegas on Sept 15th and 16th.

“With the help of CloudVO 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. CloudVO is an ideal partner that understands the need for real-time, accessible workspace and has the ability to deliver integrated solutions to the larger flex office space 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 CloudVO, 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 coworking space industry needs to embrace in order to address mobile workers’ growing demands.”

LiquidSpace is making the app available free-of-charge for use by CloudVO existing clients. CloudVO is developing reporting mechanisms and management tools made available to its 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.”


About CloudVO

CloudVO  is the umbrella brand of Cloud Officing Corp., headquartered in San Francisco, California. CloudVO’s mission is to provide comprehensive virtual office, coworking and meeting room solutions to professionals under a Workplace-as-a-Service™ model. CloudVO operates the CloudTouchdown network that grants preferential access to day offices and meeting rooms at nearly 1,000 locations worldwide.