Smart technology is becoming more and more common in the home. From lights that turn on with the push of a button to doorbell cameras, we can expect our homes to get smarter and smarter over the coming years. It makes sense that we would expect our offices to get smarter too!
Although smart technology isn’t as talked about in the office, it’s slowly making its way behind commercial doors. Here are four ways smart technology is making itself home in the office.
Before talking about any kind of gadgets that work well in the office, it’s important to start with the thing that makes all those gadgets possible—the cloud.
With unified storage capabilities on the internet, you can integrate all of your systems on a single compliance and risk assessment dashboard. You can store massive amounts of information on the cloud without worrying about whether that information will be safe if your systems crash. It also enables smart devices to communicate with each other, which makes for a smoother user experience.
The war over the thermostat is a constant challenge in the office. The solution has been to install a lockbox over the top of the thermostat to keep people from messing with the temperature, and in turn, increasing the utility bill. That ugly box isn’t necessary anymore.
Smart thermostats are great for the office because they can keep employees who don’t have the right access codes from messing with it. In addition, you can set the thermostat for different temperatures at different times and days of the week to increase everyone’s comfort while increasing energy efficiency at the same time.
Affordable Security Cameras
Installing security cameras is a decision you should consider very carefully. You still have to make sure you’re abiding by privacy laws, but you no longer have to fret about how much those security cameras will cost.
Smart technology has made surveillance cameras more affordable than ever, and because they easily connect wirelessly to apps that can be accessed on mobile devices, staying on top of security issues has never been easier.
Artificial intelligence is big business, and you can bet that it will continue to make your business easier to run in the future. With all of the things artificial intelligence can do, you’ll soon think of artificial intelligence as an office coworker.
Some things artificial intelligence can do in the office include:
· Generate understandable text from computer data and vice versa
· Virtual agents are a quick and easy way to enhance customer service
· Smart managers will maintain the comfort of the office by managing smart technology
· Engines will be able to design training and maintenance programs
· And more
The office just isn’t what it used to be. First, we got rid of that massive file cabinet, and now we don’t even have to worry about the thermostat anymore! As smart technology continues to evolve, it will continue to make your job easier so you can focus on the more demanding and important aspects of your business.