A recent article, by The Telegraph, discusses why Smart Data holds the key to the future office. The article gives views on the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence and robotics and they also believe that by 2020, about 1.7MB new information will be created every second for every human on the planet.
According to the article, many businesses are reaping the rewards of data analytics software. Some office staff are now being offered wearable devices, so they can track their activity throughout the day. This area of technology has been on the rise for some time; some forecasts suggest that the market for enterprise wearables could grow annually by 139pc over the next few years. From Fitbits that can monitor for potential RSI, to SmartCaps that help prevent lorry drivers falling asleep at the wheel, all are positive moves when it comes to staff wellbeing states the article.
The article also discusses Hitachi’s wearable sensor for office staff. This technology gathers data on their individual behavioural traits and measures how that correlates with work productivity and analysing this data revealed a link between specific physical movements and crucially between happiness and employee productivity.
To read this article about Smart Data in full, click here.