AI as a service (AIaaS)
Another technology expected to reshape remote roles is enterprise AI. Current market leaders in this field include Salesforce, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft. AIaaS refers to algorithmic decision making tools that replace time consuming, manual tasks with simplified, AI-driven solutions and reduce the need for human input.
The main benefits of this technology include improved operational efficiency and a reduction in mistakes and errors, specifically for roles that involve a high level of repetitive action. This can help to improve the level of job satisfaction remote workers feel, as they will be left with more time to work on a diverse range of tasks that are more engaging or enjoyable to them
VR haptic gloves
Researchers are working on technology that allows sensory suits and haptic gloves to be used in remote work settings. This would mean employees could feel the sensation of “touching” an object that they aren’t really holding.
One of the most exciting applications for this type of technology is for immersive training solutions in the healthcare industry. By replicating the feeling of touching and interacting with a physical object, haptic gloves could enable a more realistic education experience for trainee surgeons and healthcare workers and thus improve their skills before they are thrown into real-life scenarios.
Communication technology will remain essential for various business processes, from supporting inclusion and bolstering company culture initiatives, to improving recruitment and delivering better customer service experiences.
Nabila Salem, president of Revolent explains “cloud technology won’t just continue to shape the future of work, it’s driving digital transformation now. Whether it’s a Zoom or Teams call, or checking Slack messenger, these are all technologies that live on the cloud. It’s faster and more secure, and can be adapted and customized according to an organization’s own specific demands.”
Nabila goes on to discuss one of the main benefits of leveraging cloud technology to support globally distributed teams, “Updates don’t need to be sent out via CDs and installed by tech teams as the landscape shifts, and nobody has time for that any more either. Everyone can be on the most recent version, ready to meet new demands head on, at the click of a button.
“So whether you have a team member sitting in the office with you, or a new starter on a laptop in a café on the other side of the globe, they’ll have access to the same data, the same software, as everyone else, in real-time.”
Ultimately, cloud solutions give people access to real-time data, allowing them to make more informed and more accurate decisions. This is crucial for the distributed teams as it means they can reach optimal productivity regardless of each team member’s location.
At Remote, we believe that the future of working from home centers around employers supporting each and every individual to work in a manner that suits them best, utilizing new, cutting edge technology to facilitate this wherever possible.
Investing in such technology brings a host of benefits for both employers and their remote workers, such as improved productivity, reduced stress and burnout, and enhanced employee retention.