The future of work is not so far in the future anymore. In fact, it is all happening now thanks to major technological advancements that we interact with every day.
As we enter a new decade, here are some of the latest technology trends that will likely shape workplaces moving forward.
Cloud-based applications are readily used across workplaces already. While every new technological innovation does not necessarily have to be invested in, it would be wise to invest in the cloud. This is vital in the modern workplace, and in RightScale’s “State of the CloudSurvey,” 96% of respondents said they planned to adopt cloud-based services to boost employee productivity.
Additionally, today’s digital workforce is largely defined by agility, which is why IT will continue to play a huge role in improving employee connectivity and experience.
Furthermore, automation will continue to change the way in which we work through AI, machine learning and blockchain. If you feel that AI is too far out of reach, using e-forms for common interactions can help standardize communication. Still, it appears that AI has become a commonstay for most people with predictive text, Siri and other commonly used services.
Cybersecurity is another large issue as data breaches become more and more common. In order to protect employees and customer data, companies need to ensure that the proper data and network security services are in place. This not only protects information, but provides employees with the information and tools needed to protect themselves.