DETROIT – The amount that technology has developed in the past few years is truly astonishing. It seems that these developments are only going to continue as the digital transformation continues to make waves across all aspects of our lives. One of these aspects is, of course, the way that we conduct business.

Whether these are for internal or external use, traditional services and products are being outperformed and competed by new digital alternatives. For example, organizations such as Make IT Simple are proficient in web application development, meaning that storing data for companies can now all be done digitally rather than physically. This is much more efficient and safe due to the fact if there is an issue with a computer (stolen or lost), the work will not need transferring over as it is stored remotely.

If technology has taught us anything, it is that it will never stop constantly evolving. This means that though it can already be used to massively benefit businesses, it is only going to get better. Here is some of the technology that will have the greatest impact on the future of businesses.

Digital Employees

No, we’re not quite at the stage of robots yet. A digital employee will essentially be a type of software that can be used to perform certain tasks, such as rule-based work processes and communication. These already exist in the form of chatbots and voice assistants, but work is currently being done to make this technology more human-like than ever. These digital employees will be incredibly beneficial for businesses in the future as they will assist with encouraging productivity and help to support the shift from doing jobs to assigning activities to analog employees that can add value to the business.

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (more commonly referred to as AI) is a broad term that refers to a computer program or a computer’s ability to have the intelligence and learning power of a human. It is usually capable of capturing data that pertains to its environment and is also able to both learn and adapt to situations depending on how they evolve. Building the right AI system is a big task as it requires a large volume of data as well as an algorithm that will be necessary so that the system can complete the tasks that it is expected to complete.

Virtual and Augmented Reality

This is a technology that was initially used in gaming but that we will soon likely see implemented across a variety of different businesses. It will allow users to interact within a computer-simulated environment that would appear almost real. A lot of companies are predicted to start using it to create a better office environment for meetings that are being held from employees’ homes. It will also be used in a more practical way to present different drawings or status information for filming or equipment you will need to be looking through using a tablet or iPad.

Author: James Daniels is a freelance writer, business enthusiast, a bit of a tech buff, and an overall geek. He is also an avid reader, who can while away hours reading and knowing about the latest gadgets and tech, whilst offering views and opinions on these topics.