These days, it’s hard to imagine doing any job without some form of technology. But new developments in tech do more than make your work possible; they’re making it better. Improving technologies save you time and streamline your efficiency, letting you focus on the big picture stuff. Here’s how you can harness the power of technology to get the most from your 9-5.
1. Make the Most of Your Commute
If you ride the bus or take the train home from the office, you can add valuable extra time to your day by taking your work with you. Intel-powered 2 in 1 devices, which marry the convenience of a tablet with the power of laptop, lets you do just that. Use it as a laptop at the office and then enjoy the ease of a tablet to finish ongoing projects or read on your commute.
2. Use a New Kind of Inbox
Email and instant messaging are already staples of the office environment, but there is room for improvement. Lots of startups are currently focused on improving real-time messaging that allows for document sharing across platforms to improve collaborations and streamline communication.
3. Get Everyone On The Same Page
A recent study showed that only 40 percent of a given workforce knows the company’s goals, strategies, and tactics, which undoubtedly leads to unfocused work. Even basic technology like email, cell phones, and web-hosted shared documents allows everyone to be looped in and get updates on changes in corporate direction immediately—even if they’re working remotely.
4. Take Better Notes
Whiteboards are valuable analog aspects of almost every meeting, but technology is making them smarter—literally. Digital smart boards that allow content sharing between stationary screens and mobile devices at just the press of a button will allow employees to stay engaged in a meeting without risking missing out on crucial note-taking.
5. Charge Wirelessly
A new wireless charging table from Intel that is compatible with phones, tablets, and 2 in 1s makes it possible for you to power up your devices without the hassle of cords or outlets. Groups of coworkers can gather around with their device of choice and collaborate for hours without making the batteries drain.
6. Robots Make For Better Telecommuting
Increased telecommuting seems an inevitable feature of the future as more and more aspects of business go digital. But if everyone else on your team is sharing a physical space, make sure you don’t miss out on crucial collaborating with a virtual version of yourself. Robots that stand in for the remote worker will include a video stream of the telecommuter, a microphone and camera for interacting with coworkers, and the ability to move around the office.
7. Print in Three Dimensions
If your job involves design, 3D printing allows for easy-to-understand mockups that are brought to life with just the touch of a button. For other industries, 3D printing makes creating custom projects easier and cheaper than conventional manufacturing.
8. Forget Your Passwords
The average person these days has over two dozen password-protected accounts, including many related to his or her corporate life. Security hacks are time consuming and costly; and while forgetting your password isn’t as bad, it does disrupt the workflow of your day. Choosing between making your password memorable or secure is a thing of the past with Intel Security True Key™, which relies on biometric factors like facial recognition to let you access your device. Once you’re in, all those password-protected sites will be available to you.
9. Use Your Voice
The future of voice recognition technology goes beyond identifying the speaker; it will soon be able to judge content and context. This can be used to translate foreign languages in real time and to detect mentions of things like meetings before automatically adding them to your digital calendar.
10. Use Gesture Control for Better Presentations
Computers that can be controlled with the flick of a wrist will eliminate the need for awkward pauses during presentations. As gesture control becomes more normalized and widespread, it should help facilitate greater audience interaction during presentations and a better opportunity for presenters to react to feedback in real-time.
11. Enhance Your Video Conferencing
Advances in video chat technology—which include the ability to share screens with participants or insert your image over a custom background—makes it simple and efficient to work from home (or anywhere).
Intel-powered 2 in 1 devices give you the best of both worlds—the performance of a laptop with the versatility of a tablet—so you can get the most out of your workday whether you’re in the office, working from home, or on the go. Learn more here.