2016 was the year that saw unified communications build on its burgeoning reputation to become a stalwart in the telecoms tech sector, and according to a Global Market Insights forecast this success is only set to continue into 2017 and beyond. The statistics in this forecast demonstrate a sunny outlook, with the market size predicted to reach $96 billion by 2023 with an increased proliferation of smartphones driving growth.
Keeping up with the world of tech can be an exhausting task. We’re constantly bombarded with buzzwords and disruptive new concepts that promise to be the
next big thing. From AI to 5G there is a queue round the block of new players looking to turn the world upside down and convince you to take notice.
This information overload can certainly overwhelm and leave you wondering what separates those innovations that could truly change the world from those
that are simply a flash in the pan.
Communication is key to a productive and profitable working environment. But so many businesses find themselves overwhelmed with the number of options for telecoms systems out there. Between unified communications, VoIP, collaboration tools, video conferencing systems, and many more it’s easy to see why some end up confused when they’re looking to update an outdated telecoms system. +
By the year 2020 it is estimated that over one-third of the current workforce’s skills will be obsolete due to the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”. Heralding a paradigm shift in technological capabilities, it is predicted that the Fourth Industrial Revolution will bring advanced robotics, autonomous transport and machine learning into the mainstream, undoubtedly transforming the way that we live, creating jobs that don’t yet exist and rendering some obsolete. +
Today’s pace of technological change is faster than ever and it’s easy to get left behind if you develop a habit of being slow to adapt to the ever-changing business environment.
2016 has been a year of tumultuous change, relentless innovation and steep highs and lows. No area has exemplified this unpredictability more than the tech sector, with a number of significant breakthroughs throughout the course of the year. Among these innovations were the resurgence of virtual reality, the continuing development of chatbots and virtual assistants, and the seemingly unstoppable rise of smart home technologies linked to the Internet of Things.
The uncertainty experienced by the UK economy post-Brexit has been unprecedented, and has reverberated across industry. Such a seismic political change is always going to bring with it a level of instability, so this year’s Autumn Statement was important as a means to bring clarity at a time of great economic volatility. But what do the Chancellor’s promises mean for those of us in the tech sector? +
The digitisation of workplace communications has led to a change in the way in which employees interact with one another. This move away from direct engagement could be construed as problematic, especially by those who believe in the need to maintain traditional working practices rather than slipping into a world where communication is fuelled by non-verbal interactions. But, thankfully, there are technologies which allow businesses to get the best of both worlds, blending old school engagement with cutting edge digital collaboration. +
When you’re running a business the last thing you want to hear is that you may have to upgrade a system which is working well for you. However, over the last 12 months, businesses up and down the country have found themselves on the receiving end of calls relating to their legacy telephone system. +
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