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Trending Remote Technologies that are Changing the Way We Work

HR Tech Outlook | Monday, January 31, 2022

Video conferencing tools like Zoom, as well as business instant messenger apps like Slack and Twist, are assisting in the remonetization of everyday team collaboration. They provide a low-cost, simple solution for distributed teams looking to simulate an in-person synchronous experience.

Fremont, CA: Remote work is now more practical and popular than ever before, thanks to new technologies and devices. Around 70 percent of the world's workers now work at least some of the time remotely, with some even going so far as to become digital nomads, living an on-the-go working lifestyle with no fixed address. Remote technologies, on the other hand, are unwittingly being adopted by static, office-bound teams, exposing more businesses to a distributed future. Here are six remote technologies that are changing the way we work that readers should look into.

VR and IM communication

Video conferencing tools like Zoom, as well as business instant messenger apps like Slack and Twist, are assisting in the remonetization of everyday team collaboration. They provide a low-cost, simple solution for distributed teams looking to simulate an in-person synchronous experience.

Virtual reality has already shown promise in taking this to the next level. While many VR meeting tools are still in beta, they give a good idea of how virtualized meeting environments might look. VR is set to be a powerful new development for fully-remote company teams looking for a more personal and authentic conference call experience.

5G

5G, the next generation of cell networks, is set to launch in the US this year, and it promises to make remote work much easier. With speeds up to 100 times faster than 4G and designed to handle more devices than ever before, the network may make it feasible to work from anywhere there is a signal.

A fast, stable connection is essential for remote working, especially with CPU-intensive video communication apps. Whereas remote work locations were previously limited by Wi-Fi or ethernet connectivity, 5G will help to expand potential job sites, providing more opportunities for distributed working.

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