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4 trends steering the future of collaboration through 3D visualization

4 trends steering the future of collaboration through 3D visualization

James Henry

If intellectual capital powers the knowledge economy, then sophisticated collaboration is how businesses will earn a return on investment.

The competition for adaptive, problem-solving employees is fierce. Trouble is, employers don’t know what to do with them. In some cases, they’re partitioned to one area of the business, work on brilliant projects in isolation, and then move on to the next company, taking valuable insights and institutional knowledge with them.

Maximizing an organization’s intellectual capital is not just about embracing collaboration - they’ve got to excel at it too, and doing so requires the use of cutting-edge technology.

While the latest AR/VR and 3D technologies have been applied to the worlds of gaming and entertainment for years, the opportunity for more immersive experiences within enterprise learning, training and workflow management is now, for the first time, on the verge of global adoption.

From interactive content being built by meshing detailed CAD models with the incredible capabilities of leading game engines, to deploying the resulting experiences via next-gen headsets built by the reigning champions in workplace productivity (Microsoft, Google, etc.), the future of collaboration has never looked more promising - while conjuring up imagery of sci-fi movies set in decades well into the future.

But such high hopes for visualized information with seamless communication often come with challenges. Namely, in making these experiences accessible to more people around the world, working remotely, and doing so in the most cost-efficient way possible. After all, what good is increased productivity and workflow management if you can’t measure it’s return?

Luckily, 3D visualization tools have rewritten the rules of enterprise-level collaboration.

Immersive, photorealistic 3D experiences allow cross-functional teams to discuss models and projects in real time, cross-border teams to pop in and out of virtual workrooms, and companies to provide enhanced training and customer service experiences for their customers.

The future of collaboration with 3D visualization tools is exciting, and these macro-trends are shaping what exactly this (virtual) landscape will look like.

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