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Not far from office buildings in Munich, a high-tech company named Inspiration World is breaking boundaries to bridge the communication gap between employees in different locations.
From around the world — such as Thailand, Ukraine, and Singapore — Inspiration World offers speech learning and digital translation software to support employees in managing their relationships and communication. The company has its roots in computer systems and imaging technology but has expanded into the mobile telephony market, catering to the needs of students and companies.
The business of interactive translating from one language to another has been a difficult enterprise. But a new generation of technologies is bridging the communication gap. Some recent tools include cloud computing, social media, and blockchain technology.
Cloud Computing as the Enabler
Cloud computing is often associated with large online software companies such as Microsoft and Google, where the services are available remotely. A high-quality, valuable service can be delivered from anywhere. This has enabled the internet to become the “World Wide Web.” But when enterprise workers use the Internet, they are effectively isolated from one another, because the cloud service is managed solely by the company.
But by using the cloud — which they call infrastructure-as-a-service — businesses can connect to one another using communication services as well as AI, machine learning, and biometric identification services, all allowing employees to manage their working relationships and communicate with the staff at an office in Thailand, in a restaurant in Singapore, or even in the field.
Human Resources and Security Professionals are a prime example of how this facilitates technological progress in the business world. Imagine using social media to keep in touch with someone working for a particular company, thereby going about your work as smoothly as possible. You can’t help but feel like you have the person on speed dial.
Human resources professionals are forced to multitask. The social media apps might be used for recruitment, managing small communication tasks, connecting with colleagues, and sharing information, but each time a new app opens up, this keeps them stressed. Under the cloud, all their communications between offices can be in one place, making it easy to share information, news, and information from the internet.
Workers on the go are getting used to the culture of the “workplace of the future.” Older workplaces were more comfortable because people usually stayed at their desks all day. Now, workers are traveling and communicating while they’re on the go. Cloud-based apps make this possible, while also meeting the requirements of security requirements for the modern workplace.
AI and Blockchain to Provide the Toolbox
Neural networks and computer vision algorithms are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and intelligent agents can provide a greater range of input. Due to the increasing prevalence of cloud computing, machine learning, and distributed ledger technologies, a host of new technologies is bringing together AI and blockchain to support the work of communication and business professionals.
Fidelity International, an investment firm, is using AI and blockchains to manage its businesses. The investment firm has integrated video and voice recognition systems, and a portfolio of e-commerce, with its workforces. Participants in an investment workshop can learn at home or on a cell phone as they record voice notes to help supplement the learning of the presenters.
NeuroConcept, a biometric reading technology company, has also used social media to foster communication among employees. When there is a small time lag, people move to Facebook to find out what’s going on, and that can have a significant impact on productivity. Social networking platforms help people stay current and keep up with events. Rather than not allowing employees to post on Facebook, health-care executives can turn to the platform as a part of a social work program.
Blockchain Technology Provides a Microscope for a Networked Workforce
The various cloud-based technologies allow information from multiple areas to be accessed at the same time and can support a networked workforce with the use of blockchain technology. If employee data and business information are accessible through blockchain, everyone can trust the data and be more efficient with their work. This also helps small businesses to have more transparency in their business performance.