New Technologies Revolutionizing the Remote Working Environment
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New Technologies Revolutionizing the Remote Working Environment

By CIOReview | Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Both major and small technology companies are constantly coming up with new and innovative ways to make working from home more fun.

Fremont, CA: Remote work has become more practical and popular than ever before as a result of new technology and devices. Around 70 percent of the world's workforce now works at least part of the week remotely, with some even becoming digital nomads, living an on-the-go working lifestyle with no fixed location. However, remote technologies are being adopted unintentionally by static, office-based teams, exposing more firms to a distributed future.

Technologies revolutionizing the remote working environment:

5G

This year, 5G, the next generation of wireless networks, will begin spreading out across the United States, and it promises to make remote work significantly easier. With speeds way faster than 4G and the ability to support more devices than ever before, the network may make it possible to work from anywhere there is a signal. Whereas remote work locations were previously constrained by Wi-Fi or ethernet connectivity, 5G will assist increase potential employment sites, hence increasing options for distributed work.

VR and IM communication

Video conferencing platforms like Zoom and corporate instant chat apps such as Slack and Twist are assisting in the remote relocation of everyday team collaboration. They provide a low-cost, simple solution for distant teams seeking to emulate the synchronous experience of being in the same room. Virtual reality already appears to have the potential to take this to the next level. While many virtual reality meeting products are still in development, they give an indication of how virtualized meeting spaces might look. VR is poised to be a game-changer for fully-remote teams seeking a more intimate and authentic conference call experience.

Cloud storage and computing

Numerous in-house teams currently rely on cloud storage to quickly build backups, centralize company records, and provide access from multiple devices — think Google Docs and Dropbox. However, cloud computing and cloud-based solutions are rapidly gaining popularity. For nearly everything, a cloud-based version or alternative is now available that can be accessed from any location. Due to the fact that many in-office teams are already utilizing these virtual tools, a sizable portion of firms already have the fundamental tools for geographically untethered working.