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Will Virtual Reality be the Next Big Enterprise Mobility Trend?

Posted by Andrew Floyd on 05-May-2016 09:02:47
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While most people are excited about using Virtual Reality (VR) headsets for immersive entertainment and gaming experiences, businesses worldwide are also looking to incorporate VR into their daily operations and processes. There are a number of ways in which organisations can leverage the capabilities of VR which could see this new technology become the next big enterprise mobility trend.

According to analysts at Gartner 6.3 million VR headsets will be sold during 2017 and from a business perspective, adopting VR technologies will show they’re ahead of the curve. Industries such as medicine, education, manufacturing, engineering, real estate and more could all begin implementing this new type of technology. Here are three ways in which businesses could utilise VR…

 

Training

VR could be used effectively to train sales reps and help them improve communications with prospects. It has the power to provide a promising route through which managers can train and educate their employees.

Through the use of VR tablet software and VR headsets, employees will be able to experience the most realistic training possible. Whether it be simulating an office environment or utilising VR to practice repairing heavy machinery, having this kind of technology to train your employees will be invaluable to your organisation.  

 

Minimise Business Travel

A lot of employees need to travel to meetings outside of the office and this can often be very time consuming and costly for companies. Video-conferencing is a tool utilised by many organisations but it doesn’t reap the same benefits of face-to-face meetings.

However, mobile VR technology could certainly be used to remedy this problem. It can enable employees to meet their colleagues, prospects or clients in a way that’s superior to the old school video-conferencing tool. Whilst it isn’t exactly face-to-face, it’s still a lot more realistic than using a computer screen. Utilising VR technology for business meetings will reduce travel costs and save you some valuable time too.

 

Prototyping

Sometimes, visualising an end product of a project can be a difficult process. In designing a new product or physical process, Virtual Reality technology can provide a safe space to test and prototype new designs before committing to them.

Any designs flaws will be picked up early on in the process and avoid becoming expensive to correct later.

 

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Topics: AR and VR, Enterprise Mobility, Wearable Tech