A recent article, Six business communication trends for 2016 you need to know about by JT Ripton says that business communications is no longer exclusively the domain of office phones, faxes, emails and letters but indisputably evolving continually with the advancement of technology.
Here are the top six business communications trends in 2016.
- Mobile devices (BYOD)
Bring your own device (BYOD) is a great driver in the change of business communications. For instance, employees in team office space come to work already equipped with powerful mobile devices: their smartphones.
- Web-based communications
Implementation of web based communications platforms are widely accepted since business communications has moved to mobile devices.
Systems such as those hosted by business VoIP and cloud-based email servers better adapt to diverse computing environment because all they need for access is a web browser.
- Unified communications (UC)
Businesses are now embracing UC such as text, chat, video, file sharing, and screen sharing in addition to email and phone communications in response to the expanded range of communications options.
- Web Real Time Communication (WebRTC)
WebRTC is an open standard for peer-to-peer unified communications that allows businesses to simply embed rich communications in apps and websites without plug-ins, hardware or proprietary technology.
Businesses are implementing WebRTC as an easy, cost-effective method to deploying unified communications.
- The Internet of Things (IoT)
Devices connected to the communications landscape via the IoT are starting to transmit real-time business data that workers use throughout the course of the work day; and as systems advance, there will be more collaborative business communications that involve these devices.
- Better communications security
The shift toward better security can be observed in communications standards such as WebRTC, which provides secure VoIP and unified communications connectivity right out of the box.
These trends are driving the evolution in business communications today and in the years to come. Workstations are also adapting to the fast advancement of technology for more efficiency and productivity. YourOffice offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: virtual office space, meeting room access, and coworking office space. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.
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