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.”