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Business Tech Trends of 2017
As we enter 2017 it's clear that the digital technology will continue to flood businesses across the UK, transforming the way enterprises work. Here are some of the latest tech developments..
1. Migration to the CloudVoIP phones systems is a solution provided by Welcomm Communications for businesses of all sizes
"Cloud-first strategies" have been building momentum throughout recent years, and are due to propel during 2017 across more and more business enterprises, according to Forbes. The strategy recommends that businesses of all sizes fully migrate their systems to the cloud in order to take full advantage of enhanced capacity and streamlined operations. Cloud based systems are hosted online and therefore free up your office infrastructure. With communications being the cornerstone to business, these systems are a good place to start by converging a data connection with voice lines through a VoIP or SIP Trunk solution. The CEO of Broadsuite Inc. adds "I believe cloud-first is key to keeping your company agile". 
Read more about Welcomm's hosted VoIP systems
2. Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
Augmented reVR Headsets are available with many mobile options sold by Welcomm Communicationsality (AR) is a lesser known tech which overlaps virtual graphics with real-world scenery. 2017 could see more businesses utlising AR to enhance corporate presentations by bringing the content to life thereby captivating the audience. More recently, virtual reality (VR) headsets for Smartphone gaming apps have become extremely popular amongst consumers with more sophisticated and advanced models currently in production. This could lead to a transformation of internal training, with roll plays becoming immersive, as well as the rise of virtual meetings between suppliers and their clients. Many VR headsets can now be purchased alongside Smartphone mobile devices - could this be the future of your business?
Read more about Welcomm's mobiles
3. Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence (AI) involves teaching a machine to learn so it can interpret incoming stimuli, then complete actions/make changes. A prime example is Siri for iOS (iPhone) - it understands your words well enough, through speech recognition, to make an intelligent decision about whether to load a related image, webpage or app. Thoughtworks state this year "we will see businesses use machine intelligent insights to deliver more engaging experiences to customers, and provide better service." Service improving AI is already out there in the form of intelligent apps. The revolutionary Inkwrx platform lets customers complete business forms on a tablet with a stylus pen. The app uses handwriting recognition toInkwrx, a Welcomm Communication digital product that allows customers to complete business forms with a stylus pen autofill the form with computer text, before the company employee sends the form back to the office within 10 minutes, rather than the average 3 day processing time, allowing their request to be completed immediately for dramatically improved customer service. 
Read more about Welcomm Communications Inkwrx platform
4. Blockchain
Blockchain technology could be used with Welcomm Communications in 2020Blockchain is a virtual ledger which records data in sequential blocks along a data chain. They've been used previously for online currency exchanges, called Bitcoins, as the blockchain creates an extremely secure transaction history which cannot be tampered with by coders. This future could see this technology being used to protect data of all kinds, such as medical records, identity management or retail transactions. Although, Gartner adds that this is in Beta stage of production and won't be fully ready until nearer 2020.
5. Internet of ThingsThe Internet Of Things (IoT) is built within many Welcomm Communication digital products
Of late, there has been a huge trend towards interconnected devices which can communicate between themselves through an internet connection. Fitness watches, digital cars and smart thermostats are all IoT products which continue to be on the rise. In terms of business, Gartner experts believe that in future years, "every organisation will have some mix of five digital technology platforms: information systems, customer experience, analytics and intelligence, the Internet of Things and business ecosystems". Companies are already improving processes and productivity with apps such as Box which allows staff to co-edit files in real-time with their customers as a collaborative method of creating the client's perfect end product. Because it's built for business, Box takes secure cloud storage to the next level and really demonstrates how the IOT can enhance any business.
Read more about Welcomm's Box platform
Ref: www.forbes.com, www.techradar.com, www.gartner.co.uk.

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