As the world becomes increasingly connected, technology has made it possible for more and more people to work remotely.
Advances in communication and collaboration tools have made it possible for teams to work together seamlessly, even when they are located in different parts of the world. With the ability to video conference, share documents, and collaborate on projects in real time, remote work has become a viable option for many businesses and individuals.
This has not only opened up new opportunities for workers but also allows companies to tap into a global pool of talent. The rise of remote work has also been a catalyst for technological innovation, with new tools and platforms being developed to support this growing trend.
Enhanced Mobile Security
The number one risk to a remote workforce and its employers is a lack of security on mobile platforms. This means that there are huge demands for platforms that allow for easy use of data by those who it’s intended for and which makes it hard, if not impossible, to access by those it’s not intended for.
The odds are that much of this will be done using blockchain technology to underpin mobile apps.
Better Hardware Integration
We’ve all felt the frustration of hardware that doesn’t link with all our devices as easily as it should. Big improvements can be made, particularly with microphones and headsets to make them less “call center” and more “device independent”.
However, for now, manufacturers seem to be more focused on creators than remote workers.
This one won’t apply to everyone but if you’ve ever felt the day ebb away as you wait to upload a video file on a connection that should be lightning fast but is delivering a trickle of its promise? Then, you will know that this is a real issue.
The thing is that a remote workforce doesn’t connect only at the office, it uses its data plan, the local coffee shop, the home connection, the neighbor’s connection, and so on… each of these need to be stable and speedy to ensure that connectivity is seamless.
This is already coming as the Wall Street Journal noted, process mining and automation are a long way down the road of redefining workflows in business.
Work just moves differently in hybrid working or remote working teams and while there are plenty of generic communication and project management tools for remote workers, many businesses need to customize their own software products or the Software-as-a-Service (SAAS) offerings that they already use to get the most out of their workforce.
Tools That Support An Entrepreneurial Attitude At Work
There’s no secret that many remote workers fancy running their own business, one day. While companies like Shopify and Etsy make this easy for would-be retailers and recruiting remote talent has become easy with remote job boards, there are still plenty of potential gaps in this market.
In fact, maybe the first opportunity is to start a development company focused on the entrepreneurial space. You read it here first.