22 Dec Workplace Tech Trends to Watch for 2022
It’s hard to imagine that we’re heading into Covid: Year Three. If nothing else, the pandemic has taught us that changes that seemed impossible in January can be rolled out and operating by April.
And there are no signs that rapid-fire workplace changes are slowing down any time soon. As we look forward to 2022, let’s look at some of the tech trends we think will have a big impact across the industries we serve.
In fact, to get and stay competitive and attract and retain the best quality employees, tech solutions may be the key to winning at work in the coming year.
Hybrid Work is Here to Stay
If your staff was working from home only as a pandemic induced default, it might be time to consider how to make hybrid working work for you and your employees long term. Today’s workforce has quickly come to value the flexibility and potential upside of working from home.
With affordable virtual desktops that make mobile devices a mirror of the traditional cubicle computer, you can give all the members of your organization the work from home option while maintaining necessary compliance and privacy your industry requires.
Strong organizations will watch out for potential siloing of team members. To offset the downsides of remote work, have a plan to maximize collaboration and use in-person togetherness advantageously.
Data and the Distributed Workplace
When you can’t pop down the hall to check what’s going on in accounting, the C suite and other members of management will be relying on data to drive decisions more than ever before. Decision making can’t be stopped or slowed if you want to stay a step ahead of your competition.
Your data needs to be accessible, accurate, and well-protected. The right data management system means you have mission critical information at your fingertips even if the employee who is working on it is across the hall or across town.
Offload Your Technology Infrastructure
There was a time when it made sense to manage your technology infrastructure completely in-house, but cloud-based services for specific industries give companies greater flexibility to focus capital investment on differentiation rather than basic or core functionality.
The fewer aspects of your tech infrastructure that you retain in-house means fewer systems you have to upgrade and manage day-to-day. Discover how modern cloud solutions can handle the primary functions of your business while allowing you to use your existing custom code to keep your competitive edge.
Bringing on a smart cloud vendor will help you sidestep the stress of legacy app updates and minimize the downtime that typically comes with any system modernization efforts. Get agile and stay agile by leaning into the cost-effective opportunities of resource sharing cloud-based service solutions.
Cloud based solutions are especially beneficial for small to midsize healthcare, legal, and financial businesses. Not only do you shift and reduce costs related to IT, but you also get up-to-the minute compliance and audit trails that protect and preserve precious data without having to worry about patches, backups, and data recovery.
A Minute About the Metaverse
There’s been a lot of buzz about the Metaverse — a sort of parallel virtual world where we can increase our collaboration even if the physical office is off limits. With all the on-going struggles to just get Zoom meeting etiquette dialed in, it’s hard to imagine a workplace full of productive avatars going about their day together.
It will be interesting to see whether the generation that has communicated in Minecraft and other virtual worlds decides to take it to the workplace. The thing about new technology (even if it really isn’t all that new) is to see if this time is when it finally takes off…or has to wait for another perfect opportunity to cycle through.
Developing Your 2022 Strategy
Ready to see where virtual desktops, data management, and cloud solutions could take your business? Let’s put together a strategy for your success in 2022. We can deliver a personalized demo to show you exactly how we can integrate your current applications while providing streamlined services to give you the competitive edge.