Technology will constantly change the working world, but is it starting to shrink it? Think of what the business setting used to be like 20 years ago. In-person meetings were essential and also traveling to meet with clients. Land lines were one of the only hopes of communicating, and if you were out of the office, it was almost impossible to connect with coworkers and clients until you returned. Ten years later we see cell phones and email revolutionize the business world and create mobile ability for companies. But now we have come even farther than that.
Technology is constantly changing and evolving the working world. One in five Americans work from home without even stepping into an office, and that number is expected to increase by 64 percent in the next in the next five years. Crazy right? Over 32 percent of these people globally can work remotely with only mobile devices, and actually rely on them more than any other tool. No office, no computer and no need to even leave their home. Work doesn’t always have to take place in a cubicle, it can happen anywhere. The working environment that has been viewed as the “norm” for years is changing as mobile is becoming a new reality.
So as I was flying back from a lovely weekend with extended family in Maryland, I had the opportunity to think about all the time I spend in airline security lines. In fact, after missing my first flight, I learned 1 hour is not enough at Baltimore Washington International (BWI). I also had a large amount of time to ponder the subject, sign up for the Global Entry program (which includes TSA pre-check), and test our new version of Lime (limeapp.me). I sure hope I pass my interview for Global Entry in late August! I can’t even imagine the line for the re-test.
“Look at the back of the panel…Okay now do you see the second blue wire from the left?…Okay now plug that into the third jack from the bottom…”
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People often wonder when we will have modern technology capable of giving doctors the chance to interact and aid underprivileged people in developing countries. With the help of augmented reality that day has arrived. Surgeons with the Global Smile Foundation preformed an amazing international surgery this week with the aid of augmented reality and Google Glass. This cutting edge technology allowed a surgeon in Birmingham, Alabama to collaborate with surgeons in El Salvador to correct an infant patient's lip defect. The instant connection allowed Dr. Raj Vyas to virtually interact and assist surgeons with the Global Smile Foundation in the operating room in El Salvador, in real time.
In today’s world, service businesses are looking to improve their rate of successful repairs. Repairing things correctly the first time, and avoiding repeat visits is known as "first time fixed rate". Therefor finding the key to making the repair only once lowers both labor costs and expense.
You may have never thought about it, but remote support comes in several distinct forms. There’s over-the-phone, the one most of us are familiar with, but there’s also text chat, remote desktop, and video-based remote support, among many others. While the first three are well-established - phone, text chat, and remote desktop - video is quickly becoming the gold standard in several industries.
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Nearly everyone I talk to asks me about Google Glass. Being one of the first members of the Glass Explorer Program has been incredible, and has given me real insight into how large of a bet Google is making on Glass. To those of us in the remote video support industry, Google Glass may very likely be the next big thing.