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Is your Enterprise ready for VR, AR and MR?

Is your business’ IT department ready for integrating Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality into the workplace? A recent article on Computerworld.com addresses this question, describing the differences between each of the technologies and the benefits they provide for enterprises.

Many industry experts are interviewed and quoted throughout the article, including the AREA’s Executive Director Mark Sage. Other organisations mentioned include:

  • AREA member Boeing
  • AREA member Bosch
  • Microsoft
  • Gartner
  • G2 Crowd
  • EY
  • Apple
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Cleveland Clinic

Significant points mentioned in the article include:

  • Companies generally utilise AR technology to solve certain business problems or for particular use cases
  • Both AR and VR are potentially useful for collaboration and design in the construction and engineering industry
  • The technology is a big investment due to the need for old legacy systems to be improved to allow it to function as it should
  • Security and privacy issues are a current concern due to constant, wireless sharing of information
  • AR for B2B is said to be ahead of AR for B2C, but VR is the opposite, and this is expected to continue over the next three or so years
  • In the next two to three years, it is anticipated that AR will go mainstream for jobs such as repairs, design, logistics, field service, and warehouse
  • Recruiting staff with the right expertise for using the technology is important for implementing an AR strategy

You can find out more about how some of the companies mentioned (Boeing, Cleveland Clinic, and Bosch) have been using AR technology. There are further details about how you can get started and become ready for AR VR and MR for your business in the full article here.