Are you looking for ways to take your business to the next level? As technology continues to advance, we need to ensure we stay up to date with the latest tech trends when it comes to running businesses and offering products and services. Given the current climate, companies are making extra effort to adapt to new ways of working and reinventing business strategies to stay ahead of their competition and offer the best service they can provide to customers during difficult times.
Technology can be used across multiple sectors in a variety of forms to help speed processes up and make business plans for efficient for owners, employees, and customers alike. Most software is accessible from home now that most of us are remote working and can be easily set up to deliver business goals. Technology not only allows for more efficiency in the workplace but helps to keep everyone connected at the same time, which is especially important as more and more social distancing restrictions are put into practice.
The latest tech trends will be used in different ways by different companies depending on their needs. Some businesses may only need a simple messaging service for employees, whilst others will focus on secure cloud storage and more advanced technology like artificial intelligence or machine learning. We have put together some useful tech trends and examples of how to use them in businesses for the rest of 2020 and beyond.
As more people look to get set up online, it was only a matter of time before the number of hackers started to rise. Whilst using the latest technology can be a beneficial way of adding value to your business, you have to take into consideration that it opens up a level of risk to your company’s’ data. Cybersecurity is an essential part of technology and should not be overlooked when implementing new digital systems. By installing cybersecurity, it will provide employees with alerts that aim to prevent cyber-attacks and loss or sharing of important information.
It is suggested that all staff members have a basic understanding of the cybersecurity system you choose and that it is installed and monitored regularly to ensure it remains up to date and protecting your systems at all times. No matter how small your company is, looking after your data is essential and cybersecurity should be at the forefront of your business costs. It is also recommended that staff use secure, case sensitive passwords for any accounts and store these on a secure platform. If you are unsure about IT issues, it might be worth hiring a third party to take care of this for you.
Video Conferencing Technology
Thanks to the current global pandemic, most of us are now familiar with video conferencing technology. Even if you have not had the chance to use this within the workplace, no doubt you have had social calls with family members or friends during isolation. Video conferencing is a fantastic way to conduct team meetings and keep lines of communication open for employees.
Most platforms can connect multiple people anywhere in the world, at any time and as more and more businesses look to use this type of technology, and the software is continuously being monitored and updated to provide the best service possible to users. Try some of the most popular platforms today, including Zoom and Microsoft Teams, which can be used on computers, laptops, and most smartphones.
Virtual Reality Technology (VR)
This type of technology has been used throughout the gaming industry for years, and now it’s becoming increasingly popular in sectors such as retail and the property market. Virtual reality (VR) technology can transfer a viewer into a real-time scenario, anywhere in the world. It also provides a unique way to promote and sell products to customers and potential clients, and why many businesses are now adding this technology to their business strategies. The property market has continued to thrive throughout the past few months, and VR technology has played an integral part in the success of many companies.
Property developers, estate agents and investors have been able to press ahead with deals via virtual viewings at a time when face-to-face contact is limited, and travel limitations are in place for those overseas. One property company who have utilised this technology in marketing campaigns and client deals is UK based RWinvest, using it specifically for virtual viewings and off-plan developments, showcasing what the property will look like upon completion.