The impetus for mobile technology started with freeing people from a telephone cord. Then devices needed to be smaller, more streamlined, and better able to anticipate user needs. Now mobile devices have joined the realm of what was once considered science fiction: Comprehensive cloud platforms, machine-to-machine communication, real-time big data analyses for businesses, and apps that could make standard offices obsolete. What does the future of mobility hold, and how can the modern enterprise use it to their advantage?
Make Mobility a Priority
More and more businesses are turning toward a mobile business model, allowing employees to work from home, from the airport—from anywhere. Encouraging employees to bring devices to work (BYOD) creates a better-connected workplace, and the end result is higher productivity, boosted employee morale, and lowered costs. Mobile devices offer innovative ways to hold conferences, work on team projects, and explore the social space, giving employees a plethora of resources to create any type of content they want.
John Greene is the VP of Sales and Marketing at Advanced AV. Headquartered in West Chester, Pennsylvania, Advanced AV has evolved with the advancement of technology into a specialized integrator of professional audiovisual systems for business, education, government, and worship facilities, serving the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S.
In the 21st century’s state of constant change, it makes sense to resort to mobile tactics for optimal productivity outputs. Mobile devices free up more time to spend on other endeavors, allowing people to make plans, place orders, update calendars, and collaborate on the go. Efforts to make the mobile experience run smoother recently increased, hammering out issues such as spotty coverage and fuzzy video content. New technology like hybrid video conferencing and improved cloud platforms are paving the road for a simpler future.
Create a Seamless User Experience
The goal of any new technological advance is to improve user experience. Apps, websites, and professional services dedicate their time and energies toward giving consumers the best mobile experience possible. In a world that must adapt to new technology regularly, our devices aren’t always up to snuff—users are still dealing with faulty multichannel navigation, long installation processes, and dangerous security breaches. In the future, technology experts plan to exceed the current norm for usability by simplifying collaboration techniques and increasing all-around user-friendliness.
Constant growth efforts are made by companies to keep up with current technological trends. New systems and platforms are being integrated into the workplace regularly and can now be found in conference rooms, seminars, classrooms, and businesses everywhere. More and more professionals are discovering the benefits of using common technologies—and more businesses are profiting because of it.
What You Can Expect to See
The future of mobility in the workplace is projected to produce higher numbers of employees working from home on personal devices—and consequently, more apps and systems promoting virtual collaboration. Technology with finely tuned cognition, prediction, automation, and detection processes will enable future businesses to rely on it for every single aspect of work life. Our mobile devices will perform based on what we say and will anticipate our needs flawlessly. Cloud platforms will continue to improve and grow in popularity until emailing is a thing of the past in every office.
To reduce wasted time, new mobile technology improvements will provide a single space for applications, tools, documents, video content, file sharing, group collaborations, and personal information without the threat of your information being stolen. These public spaces will be used by all personnel and will even be integrated in classrooms. The future of mobility looks bright, and we should prepare to embrace the positive changes the next wave of technological innovation will bring.