Grow your business with virtual reality

Besides looking like an early version of Cyclops from The X-Men, what’s with all the hype on virtual reality? How much of a difference can be made by slipping ourselves into a three-dimensional world? For businesses, operating with the same routine day in and day out can be quite monotonous for employees. Imagine if they were able to see the world in a new way -- what would happen? If the promise of futuristic fun doesn’t suffice, here are other reasons to embrace VR:

Create your own virtual product prototypes

With the help of virtual reality, you’ll no longer have to rely on manufacturing when you want to see what your product physically looks like and how it might work. These virtual products allow you to make any changes before going through with production. According to Abi Mandelbaum, CEO and co-founder of YouVisit, “Model creation in VR, for example, can save companies time and money, as these types of models or prototypes allow viewers to examine a product and make changes without the time or expense of building a physical model.”

Virtual designs for engineers

Especially beneficial for engineers, architects and other professionals that work with building or engineering large structures, virtual reality helps save both time and money. As an alternative to small models or 2D renderings, VR offers a more immersive experience that helps design and replicate structures.

Virtual tours

Let’s say that you’re a real estate agent showing houses to potential buyers. Your buyers might be in a different state or simply don’t want to spend time going from house-to-house. Virtual reality allows customers to see what the home looks likes in a three-dimensional setting without them having to actually be there.

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New collaboration features for Office 365

If you thought Office 365 couldn’t get any better, Microsoft was not of the same mind. Late last month the company announced a new feature that allows users to invite guests to interact with 365 groups and their content. Whether they’re international business partners, local customers, or infrequent clients, you can involve them regardless of their 365 subscription. Here’s a look at the nitty-gritty details.

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Exciting new VoIP features for businesses

VoIP acts as a bridge between traditional landlines and our internet-centric lives. By unifying communications under a single system for voice, data, and video converged networks, many businesses are realizing unprecedented savings and improvements to their workflow models. If that sounds like something your SMB could benefit from, you’ve come to the right place.

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Making useful search results for your brand

When it comes to SEO for businesses, most people focus on getting organic results based on keywords centered around those used in their industry. Unfortunately, those keywords don’t focus on your brand identity. That means Google search results are severely limited because users may not know about a specific brand. There are methods a business can work around this, and we’ve listed our favorites here.

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Virtual networks: the future of security

For the average business owner, a virtualized network may not seem groundbreaking. And until recently, even the team at VMware didn’t realize just what they could do with it. Now that they’ve publicly announced what they’re calling “Project Goldilocks,” we finally see how relevant it is. Every small- or medium-sized business is concerned with endpoint security, and that’s why you absolutely must read on to learn about this new form of virtualization.

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