Gartner: Virtual Reality and the Virtual Workplace
At Oculus Connect, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced Oculus for Business and it’s about time. Virtual reality (VR) opens up many opportunities in the enterprise today specifically in the areas of training, data visualization, and product development. But the true “killer app” for business may be in collaboration and the virtual workspace.Although, it’s going to take time to become fully realized in the enterprise, an increasing number of vendors are focused on the virtual workplace and innovations in this space are growing at a rapid pace. Companies like Microsoft (Windows Mixed Reality and AltSpace VR) and Cisco (Spark VR) have already introduced products and now Oculus is throwing their hat in the ring, along with their parent company Facebook via their Oculus for Business, Oculus Desktop, and Facebook Spaces initiatives.
So what is the virtual workplace? In a nutshell, it is the coming together of the digital workplace and Social VR. Imagine a remote worker, could put on a VR headset and then have access to a virtual mouse, keyboard and unlimited monitors. Online meetings and collaboration are enhanced through the use of avatars, 3D visualizations, and strong telepresence (a feeling of being there). Essentially creating a truly collaborative environment that web and video conferences have been unable to achieve.
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Via the fine folks at Gartner.