Office Communication Changes in 2018

December 5, 2017
Category: Uncategorized

The office world is ever-changing. Keeping up with the most recent technological trends can be daunting, but ultimately rewarding. It gives you an edge against your competitors, and makes your life so much easier as we move into an even more technologically advanced age.

There are untold numbers of changes that are going to be sweeping office buildings in 2018–in order to get the general scope of things, let’s focus on just a few of those. To see what’s in store for next year’s office communication culture, read on!

Office Communication Changes in 2018


You heard that right—we’re in the fifth generation of mobile internet, which advances our rate of communication exponentially. With a data transfer rate of 100 Mbit/s, interaction and communication will be without complication or delay. As we move into 2018, we’ll see a rise in discussion regarding this new and speedy communication; as well as a speedy adoption.


You’ve heard of fiber optics, taking the place of copper cables and transferring communications via light. Well, the next thing to come along is Visible Light Communication or LiFi. LiFi uses LEDs to transfer information. And, while it can’t penetrate walls and has a small radius of usefulness, it uses far less energy than WiFi or similar technologies. With some improvement, LiFi could be making a big impact on the business world.

Virtual Reality

Customers and clients alike are probably used to seeing 3D models of their finished products and ideas. Blueprints are increasingly created on a three-dimensional program, allowing for a much better view of the product to come. However, what if you could place a client right in the middle of the action?

Let’s say, showing a client a virtual version of their finished landscape? Virtual Reality (VR) doesn’t need to be restricted to the gaming and entertainment world. With the right thought direction, it can be pushed to create something wonderful.

Perfecting the Cloud

The use of the Cloud as a means for information storage is not new. In fact, for several years now, professionals have been urging business models to adapt the Cloud into their communications routine.

Of course, as with every online transaction, the Cloud runs the risk of being easily accessed by anyone who is determined enough to get the information. But, compared to the chances of hard copies being destroyed, the Cloud provides an instant solution. Never again will you have to worry about losing those documents. If you migrated away from the Cloud in 2017 due to security concerns, it’s time to start working your way back in 2018.

What does this mean for you?

A highly communicable business is what is going to make it in this world. The fast-paced year of 2018 is going to push technology even further, and it’s important that your business keeps up with it. If you’ve got any questions going into the new year about your office communications, contact your local Maryland VoIP service provider, DataStream Communications. As experts, we’re here to help you make the best choices regarding your business. Give us a call today!

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