Will Virtual Reality Change Business?
Are Virtual Reality Headsets changing the way we work?
VR started out as an entertainment device, but the technology has developed and is now being used for training, increasing productivity and creating immersive collaborative working environments.
If you aren’t familiar with VR, it creates a simulated experience. When you’re wearing a VR headset, you are immersed in a virtual world where you can actively move round, pick up objects and complete tasks.
Using VR, you can go anywhere and do anything – all from the safety of your home or office.
Virtual Reality (VR) rose in popularity around the mid-2010s when it was mainly used for entertainment purposes. The most common use was for video games, but VR was also prominent in the music industry, being featured at concerts, shows and festivals.
However, in recent years, VR technology has been adapted and developed for use within education and business.
How is Virtual Reality being utilised in business?
The use of Virtual Reality in business is still relatively new, but has several applications.
Whichever industry you operate in, VR could benefit you. Let’s say, for example, you’re a car mechanic, wanting to learn how to work on a particular car. VR allows you to practise disassembling and reassembling various components without having to worry about breaking anything or causing damage.
But it’s not just automotive, engineering and manufacturing business that can benefit. The team at Reformed IT decided to check out how it could be used within an office environment. Read on to see what we found…
Image from Car Mechanic Simulator in VR
Working in a Virtual Reality Environment
Ever tried working in a Virtual Reality environment? We have, and it was an interesting experience.
Take a look as we put Jack in a VR headset and see what the future of working could look like.
Overall Thoughts on VR for Business
From the video, you can see that Jack is just playing around with the features, but this gives you a small taste of what’s possible with VR.
Of course, it would take a bit of getting used to and you may feel a bit of motion sickness, but, we think it’s a great way of trying to work. You can have multiple screens (possibly more than you may have in the real world) and everything else you’d need to have a productive day of work.
Let us know your thoughts about working within a Virtual World, by tagging us on LinkedIn.
How Can Reformed IT Support Your Business
There are many reasons that IT support with Reformed IT is a great choice for your business or organisation. If you choose Reformed IT for your IT support, you’ll receive all these benefits including help from members of our experienced team when needed.
Unlimited IT Support
We provide fully inclusive, onsite and remote IT support. In addition to that, it won’t cost you extra for an engineer to attend your site to resolve a technical issue.
Device Status Monitoring
When we take on your IT support, we deploy our monitoring agent onto all devices and servers. This alerts us to any issues which you may be unaware of.
Data Breach Monitoring
There are over 8 billion breached passwords and personal information available on the dark web. There’s a possibility that some of this data relates to your employees. We’ll monitor dark web activity and provide reports of breached passwords.
Cyber Essentials Certification
We ensure every one of our clients achieve their Cyber Essentials certification at no additional cost. We also help them towards Cyber Essentials Plus ensuring that everything is ready for assessment.
Office 365 Monitoring
We monitor your Microsoft 365 tenancy with our 24/7 security operations centre. If there is strange activity we’ll find it immediately and alert you or resolve the issue straight away. Keeping your business secure.
Everyone wants to avoid computer viruses. We include anti-virus software as part of our IT support package to keep your devices safe and to save time when it comes to viruses.
Over 90% of cyber attacks start with a phishing email. It’s crucial that your business has the best defence against cyber criminals and scams when regarding your mailbox.
Backups for Office 365
We will ensure that all of your emails and files are backed up, at no extra cost. We recognise the importance of backups and disaster recovery so we feel it shouldn’t be an added extra.
Managed Email Signatures
With our included Exclaimer signatures for Office 365 service, you can get more out of your email signatures instead of a simple message with no images.
Cyber Security Training
To keep you even safer from hackers, we provide globally recognised and market leading Cyber security training by KnowBe4. This online training portal will provide your teams with guidance and information to reduce the risk of hackers and scams.
Asset and Warranty Tracking & Reporting
We provide you with a list of your current assets in the business by using our powerful remote management tools. This creates a monthly asset report so you can keep track of your hardware life cycles.
Reformed IT Academy
We’ll provide your business with the best IT training and learning sources. With the Reformed IT Academy, you’ll be able to watch and complete over 700 courses to help grow your knowledge and skills.
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We have over 30 years of combined IT support experience. We like to use analogies and stories to explain technical terms instead of baffling you with science.