We are living in a 21st-century digital age, which is transforming the way we live our lives and, in this article, we take an in-depth look at how digital tech is changing the workplace. We have come a very long way in just 50 years when the digital age began, and with that in mind, here are a few ways that the workplace has changed thanks to ones and zeros.
You only have to look at the state-of-the-art automated entrance systems that are found in today’s commercial facilities to realise how far we have come. Biometrics are here to stay and many factories and offices are using facial recognition to enable authorised access. There are a few different access systems; some use a card that is swiped, while others require the user to enter a password on a keypad.
Most businesses store their data on the cloud and who can blame them when you look at the many advantages it brings? You can access your data using any digital device and from any location, while top-rated cyber-security protects your data, which is stored on remote servers. Automatic updates mean losing data is a thing of the past and if you would like to learn more about cloud networking, talk to a managed IT services provider. Here are a few compelling reasons to migrate to the cloud.
Factory pilfering is now a thing of the past, largely thanks to concealed cameras. The perimeter of a large commercial premises would have CCTV cameras strategically placed to offer a full view of the entire perimeter, and, of course, all the exits and entrances. Cameras are now very high resolution and we have night vision, which makes things much clearer.
Want to know exactly where a piece of equipment is in your factory? Barcode systems are ideal for controlling stock inventory; once a gun has scanned an item into the system, it is tracked and its whereabouts can quickly be determined. This has changed the logistics industry, allowing customers to track their package as it goes through the delivery system.
It won’t be long until we’re all wireless; most offices have wireless connectivity already and those that have not, are certainly considering making the switch. Bluetooth technology is a game-changer and it empowers businesses from all sectors, with headsets that allow you to communicate on the fly. VoIP communication saves a fortune on phone bills; regular telephone networks will soon be a thing of the past.
When will digital tech slow down? Now that AI is on the scene, we can’t see an end to this development and soon, the entire world will be managed by Artificial intelligence. There are more digital devices than people on the planet; how many do you own? A smartphone, a tablet, a laptop, and a desktop PC, would be most people’s answer.