Does your work look different than it used to? Do you have a storage facility full of filing cabinets and external computer equipment? Is half your cubicle filled by a monitor screen and a computer tower?
Do you even use a physical office location anymore? Most companies are giving up on physical offices and moving into more comfortable digital and virtual workplaces.
We recently explored the biggest emerging tech trends that will impact the workplace in 2022. Still, some emerging tech trends have come to fruition and severely impact how businesses are performing today. However, one more thing remains certain – technology will continue to make a splash, change work for all of us, and while I do enjoy looking into the future, some trends will not go away! Here are the five trends I’ve seen making their way into offices across the globe.
Are you ready?
This phrase keeps appearing endlessly in the business world. After all, many times have we seen that it’s cloud-based services from different vendors for data in business that are changing things? It’s services too.
You may not have had a full-service IT Solutions and Services for several years or no longer rely on traditional IT resources. As a result, you might use many SaaS applications more than you realize. And most people reading this article likely belong to a business enterprise that runs many of its business processes on a hybrid cloud. It’s cost-effective, saves space and time, and helps determine precisely how much space and how much IT costs are being saved.
Cloud technology creates an environment where users can customize their workspace to meet their needs better, which becomes an essential factor in the changing modern digital workplace.
The concept of utilizing desktop virtualization has revolutionized how people work in various fields. Now, people can work effectively when they are on the go using their mobile devices: iPhone, iPad, or Android. By having their work desktop access from virtually anywhere, people can work effectively on anything and anytime. We are now an increasingly mobile society, and virtual desktop infrastructure enables work to be too.
To be truly prepared for any data security event, you’ll need to make a list of employees, devices, and data points that you need to secure. You’ll need to give your IT team the security procedures they’ll need to follow, when they need to follow them, and how success will be measured.
In the end, this is not really about the VDI. It is more about mobility, to make sure that any employee can do what they have to do, whether on the road or in a meeting room.
At present, the world is abuzz with new advances in technology and the way we use them in our daily lives. Not forget your employees are your customers – your first customers. So it would probably be in your best interests to care about their experiences as much as you care about yours. If you don’t get employees using the software and devices you provide, or if they feel like they aren’t getting access to them, they might go out and get their own. This could slow down the ability of your company to generate maximum profit. But let us embrace change by bringing in self-service tech tools.
This system gives users more control over the devices they use and their efficiency. In addition, it provides users with a desktop in the cloud to augment their experience and productivity when they use their computers. It also gives computers enhanced performance, thanks to being closer to the user’s experience.
More IoT to improve workflow
Companies have been using IoT devices to monitor and learn about the office in new and innovative ways. IoT devices such as intelligent sensors, workflow triggers, and the latest ones such as the Apple Watch, the Amazon Echo, and the Google Home devices make it easy to streamline workflows, monitor, and learn.
Consider that a business might need various sensors to monitor the temperature of their server computers, alert when their IT personnel have to be on the job, or track packages that have been sent. Making IoT more functional will take some preparation to design new IT applications, upgrade existing programs, and work with the IT team to change the current workflows.
Get rid of the bureaucracy.
We need to take advantage of the technology that we have. It is time to remove the old overly complex and inefficient administrative procedures away from productivity and efficiency. Our organizational structure needs to adapt to the demands of the work environment and not be the limiting factor anymore for performance. Process-oriented thinking is outdated and archaic. We need to focus on the result instead of the bureaucracy created by having these rules.
How will this happen? It will be completed using technology such as apps, platforms, workflow management systems, and more.
Now is the time to embrace digital transformation and technology to stay competitive and improve your business. For instance, as AI and intelligent automation become more widespread, these workplace trends will become very prominent as they gain strength and continue to gain more and more momentum as next-generation technologies like AI and Intelligent Automation continue to develop.