Innovations in IT regularly hit the market. While a number of options focus on the consumer, many new solutions can fundamentally change how your job get done, and some of these changes are distinctly for the better.
So, if you have the opportunity to integrate some of the latest developments into your workday, consider welcoming these with open arms.
Advanced Online Meetings
While video-conferencing is already well established in the workplace, the full capabilities of these systems are likely to expand. With better access via mobile devices and more robust screen and document sharing options, web-based collaboration may become easier to coordinate than actual in-person options.
Virtual meetings also help build bridges between remote employees, those working from different office locations, or simply team members whose function requires significant travel. This allows everyone to have some time face-to-face, even if they aren’t in the same room.
More Virtual Reality
Windows 10 is expecting an update in 2017 that is about to bring VR capabilities to more people (and workplaces) without any extra cost. All users will need is a compatible headset, and the options of VR can enter the workplace.
While the technology hasn’t hit this point (yet), your online meetings may soon enter a virtual space. It also has notable applications in regards to computer-based product design and other forms of digital modeling.
Internet of Things
While not inherently a solution, the Internet of Things (IoT) is presenting new opportunities regarding the collection of customer data. Between mobile devices, connected homes, and wearables, information about how customers are using products and accessing information is increasing rapidly. For employees whose positions revolve around the collection and analysis of data, the opportunities for learning about client behavior are only just beginning to be realized.
For anyone whose position requires 3D modeling, advances in 3D printing may change how you present new ideas. The technology has not only become more portable but also more flexible. Some versions are capable of producing items using a wide range of colors and from multiple materials. And, though 3D printing is far from replacing most full-scale manufacturing options, it is giving new options to those who previously focused their skills on computer-based modeling.
Beyond these technologies, the potential for new IT solutions is ever-present. At this moment, companies are looking to determine how they can change the working world for the better, and, as an IT employee, some of these innovations are sure to enter your sphere.
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