Why Workplaces Need Smart-Technologies
Cathy Spears considers areas where smart technologies in helping businesses to achieve improvements.
There are many areas where workplace technologies are achieving improvements in business processes, from facilitating a better understanding of client needs to producing operational improvements, and streamlining product and services development.
Understand target markets better
Identifying and refining target markets is a business imperative that helps organisations to understand purchasing and procurement intentions, identify buying patterns, and focus on profitable products or services.
Manufacturing businesses in particular are judged by the quality and durability of their products, and now have access to measuring and monitoring equipment which is designed to facilitate product testing prior to a product's launch. Specialist suppliers of test and measuring equipment to the manufacturing sector include Eley Metrology.
Efficiency and speed of operations
Artificial intelligence (AI), other pattern matching, and predictive technologies, are also proving to be beneficial as organisational and calendar tools for many businesses - with Apple's Siri and Google Assist, even increasingly creeping into offices, where efficiency and speed of everyday operations, is as important as having access to information at your fingertips throughout the workday.
Securing competitive advantage
In a changing world, early adopters of new workplace technologies are achieving significant competitive advantage.
The speed of transformation means they are also leaving their competitors in their wake.