Today, two of the biggest tech waves are promising to transform the way we live and work: Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT). Our hyper-connected world is certainly a hot topic in tech, and with wearable devices taking center stage at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the IoT is all the rage right now. For those not familiar with IoT, it is the network of smart devices, from industrial machines to consumer goods, “talking” to each other and working in the background, without the need for human intervention.
While businesses are already struggling to manage huge data stacks, called Big Data, created from metrics gleaned from online tools, IoT will also begin generating constant data streams that will contribute to the data explosion in a big way. How does all this relate to the AV industry? While AV businesses can look for trends in data to understand what their customers are looking for, Big Data influences enterprise collaboration, a main concern for the AV industry.
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Team Work and Collaboration Undergoing Rapid Changes
Today’s organizations are operating through workforces that are often spread far and wide. Mobility is more prevalent than ever before. The evolving workplace is changing the notion of team work and collaboration, forcing organizations to re-shape their collaborative infrastructure to accommodate these changes. Moreover, managing high volumes of data is complex, but it is also creating unique opportunities to tighten teams, and crafting more seamless collaboration among those responsible for capturing and analyzing big data.
So far, organizations have applied big data and analytics to improve their understanding of their customers, but only a few have utilized the technologies “internally” to improve their own business processes. Big data insights can be leveraged to help understand how teams collaborate within an organization. This collaboration data will be crucial for planning better meetings, helping teams create better presentations, and accelerating overall collaboration between colleagues.
Big Data and IoT Demand Better Collaboration
Increased connectedness between devices will enable teams and co-workers to stay connected round the clock. There will be more opportunities for meetings, and planning them will be as easy as a click. With all the ease of planning, you can bet that collaboration will continue to grow, and then organizations will have to collect and process the data generated as a result of these meetings.
Big projects typically involve hundreds of people, and thousands of documents and correspondence may be exchanged. Each project generates a massive amount of data that needs to be captured and shared among the team members irrespective of where they are located. The information collected is data rich in project intelligence and it holds great value for organizations that can use it for the purpose of improving project quality, profitability, and project outcomes. The same rings true for all business operations that deal with data handling, sharing, and maintenance.
How do organizations harness this data to their benefit? The answer lies in a collaboration solution that is equal parts secure and accessible. AV technologies will play a huge role in delivering the new-age collaboration solutions designed to meet the requirements of data-driven organizations.