As we enter 2022, the world seems to be settling down after a year of lockdowns and continually adapting to the pandemic. After seeing the growth of technologies to help us work remotely, we wanted to see what new communication technology enhancements we should look out for this year.

New Communication Technology Enhancements 2022

Growth of IoT (Internet of Things)

The growth of IoT is due to the surrounding trends that are evolving as we speak. The majority of devices that are created to help businesses work more efficiently and enhance their communication channels are IoT devices.

For example, wearable technology, like smart watches, is IoT technology businesses should be aware of and take advantage of. The convenience of a mobile phone for working on the move is amplified with smart watches and provides even more accessibility from wearing it on the wrist. The fitness and healthcare industries will especially be interested in the health monitoring integrations which could be used to prevent serious health issues.

Larger Focus on Business Data Security

With the growing number of internet devices, there comes a growing risk of security breaches. The number and size of cyber-attacks are increasing every year, there is no wonder that there is a stronger focus on business data security. Consumers are becoming more aware of how to keep their data safe and manufacturers are also on board with making sure the device is as secure as possible to start with. The IoT is also collecting data on network traffic and usage which consequently aids algorithms used to prevent attacks.

Increase in Legacy System Replacements

Legacy systems refer to computer systems or software that is outdated but can still be relied upon for day-to-day tasks. However, after the unpredictable year caused by the pandemic which highlighted the need for technology to be adaptable, many are replacing their legacy systems with more up-to-date software.

Replacing legacy systems with cloud-based communication technology improves scalability, increases versatility, reduces costs, and enhances efficiency in your business operations. There will be no obsolete system holding you back from adapting and evolving to the everchanging business world, so you will always be ready and prepared.

Faster & More Efficient Network Speeds

It doesn’t seem that long ago that 5G was introduced, but there are already talks of 6G and what this new network could bring to our everyday lives. Demand for connectivity after moving business online has sparked these discussions and so, the 6G revolution will focus on increased speed, lower latency and more reliability. Operating on Terahertz (THz) bands and providing wider coverage, it will be the next generation communication technology.

Software-defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is a virtual WAN architecture that uses a centralised control function to securely direct traffic across the WAN to connect to other applications. Performance is improved, costs are lowered, bandwidth is more efficient and connection is more secure; all of these benefits ultimately improve business productivity, connectivity and communication.

Demand & Enhancements to Unified Communications

Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) has seen a huge rise in demand since the pandemic and is still seeing it going into 2022. Since the introduction of Unified Communications (UC), it has been identified as a cost-effective and productive solution for all kinds of businesses and enhancing their communication networks. With the integration of collaborative tools and virtual technology into everyday operations, UC has become UCaaS with efficient cloud-based solutions that everyone wants and needs.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Finally, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies have been implemented by businesses to reflect the remote working shift; they allow employees to use their personal devices for work. So, although they can access work materials from their own home, they personally own the device. Mobile, tablet and laptop devices have evolved over the years in order to give users the option to work from their personal devices. Also, this policy allows employees to feel more comfortable with the technology they’re using for work, increasing productivity and enabling flexibility.

Ocean Telecom always keep up to date with the latest trends and technology so we can provide the best communication solutions for your business. If you need assistance with your remote working technology, please don’t hesitate to contact us today and we would be more than happy to help you!