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May 17, 2018 No Comments

Featured article by Calvin Paige, Independent Technology Author

As someone who is very knowledgeable about technology, you like to stay abreast of the latest products and trends and how they impact our lives in a number of ways. This is especially true for tech in the workplace. While you know about the many advancements in technology that have taken place over the years, you are always interested in learning how the latest tech can change how and where we work.

With this in mind, let’s look at four technology trends and how they are affecting the workplace for the better:

FullVision display on smartphones

For employees that use their smartphones quite a bit during the day for tasks like researching, attending webinars and watching work-related training videos, having as large of a display as possible is paramount. A great example of this technology is the FullVision display that is featured on the LG G6 smartphone; this feature is made possible thanks to the 80 percent screen to body ratio. Workers who have such a user-friendly and easy way to consume video may be more likely to use their smartphones to get various tasks done in the office.

Shared whiteboarding

Another cool tech trend involves something known as shared whiteboarding. Shared screens like Microsoft’s Surface Hub looks like an 80 inch television that works like a huge surface tablet. Business owners can use this tech and integrated conferencing feature to connect their workers wherever they are located to the digital whiteboard. Instead of requiring everyone to be on site for a meeting, bosses can communicate with everyone, even those who are working remotely, with the shared screen Surface Hub device, and everyone can give their input about projects.

Voice recognition software

If you have ever asked Alexa to order you a pizza, you are aware of the powers of a voice controlled digital assistant. Voice recognition software can also make people far more productive at work. For example, since you can typically dictate a document about three times faster than typing it, you can use this software to quickly and accurately get your work done. You can also use the software to tell your computer to open and edit specific files, thus saving time searching through folders to locate what you need. In addition, you can open email accounts and dictate your replies and then send your messages to co-workers. Examples of this type of software include those made by the Dragon company; available at places like Amazon, it includes products like Dragon Professional Review and Dragon Premium Review.

Reach for the clouds

Cloud computing is an exciting tech trend to watch. For companies that create and store huge amounts of data, using cloud-based technology is an effective way to store both archived and active documents. In addition, with cloud services, back up and disaster recovery is typically included, which means busy owners and managers do not have to worry about finding the time for these tasks. All software is also automatically updated, and as business needs ebb and flow the cloud service can be expanded and shrunk accordingly.

The traditional 9 to 5 schedule with everyone working in the same building is not as common as it used to be. Thanks to the advent of innovative technology, we can stay connected through devices like shared whiteboards, use our smartphones’ large displays to create and watch videos, get emails done in a fraction of the time and harness the power of the cloud.

 

 

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