The Global Future of Work—The Future of Workplace Technology : Advancements in Connectivity and AI to Drive Workplace Evolution
The Global Future of Work—The Future of Workplace Technology presents a broad survey of the technologies emerging today that will be critical for work in 2025. Topics include connectivity and convergence trends, augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence (AI), and automation trends, cognitive computing, the rise of professional service robots, and global cybersecurity trends such as threat-sharing initiatives and the potential shortage of cybersecurity professionals. Snapshots are provided for both developed and developing economies, and sector highlights help visualize how technologies will fit into agricultural, industrial, and service work. The study period is from 2015 to 2025.
The Future of Global Workplace Technology—Key Findings
Enterprise uptake of AR technology, wearables, and prescriptive analytics will expand through 2025, while current trends in enterprise internal social networking and device diversity will continue growing.
The global cybersecurity market for private industry will exceed $ billion by 2020, while the potential global gap for cybersecurity professionals could reach million.
Improvements in AI capabilities will include cognitive computing, deep learning, and natural language processing, enabling machines to train themselves and affective applications that provide better insight into customer experience.
Developed economies have the network infrastructure, policies, and ecosystems in place to fully capitalize on future workplace technology, while higher-than-average operational industrial robot stock growth in some developing regions suggest pockets of technology investment in manufacturing
Professional service robots will have a noticeable impact on tomorrow’s workplace, as their range of applications includes military, healthcare, construction, agriculture, and security.
Table Of Contents
The Global Future of WorkâThe Future of Workplace TechnologyÂ Table Of Contents 1EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Executive Summary 1. The Future of Global Workplace TechnologyâKey Findings 2. Scope of StudyâTrend, Economy, and Sector Coverage in the Future Place and Structure of Work
2RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND KEY DEFINITIONS
Research Methodology and Key Definitions 1. Research MethodologyâFrom Macro-to-micro 2. Research MethodologyâFrom Macro-to-micro 3. List of Definitions 4. List of Acronyms and Abbreviations 5. List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
3CONNECTIVITY AND CONVERGENCE TRENDS DRIVING FUTURE WORKPLACE TECHNOLOGY
Connectivity and Convergence Trends Driving Future Workplace Technology 1. Connectivity and Convergence TrendsâKey Findings 2. Edge and Fog Computing Will Begin Where the Cloud Ends 3. 2025's UCandC Will be Virtualized, Customized, and Heavily Integrated 4. Enhanced Telepresence and Video Conferencing Solutions Will Further Support Virtual Colocation Trends 5. Beyond Gaming, VR's Future is in the Workplace 6. When Cameras Are On, AR Will be a Predominant User Interface 7. Social Enterprise Freemiums Will Convert To Paid Subscriptions 8. Work Wearables Will Improve Health, Wellness, Safety, and Productivity 9. Head-to-toe Wearables Will Thrive in 2025's Enterprise Market 10. Organizations Will Turn Data into Actionable Forecasts 11. Three Reasons Why B2Bs Should Care about the FinTech Revolution 12. 3D Printing Will Save Time and Resources, with 4D Tech to Come 13. âMacro-to-microââStrategic Recommendations and Predictions
4AI, AUTOMATION, AND ROBOTICS TRENDS DRIVING FUTURE OF WORKPLACE TECHNOLOGY
AI, Automation, and Robotics Trends Driving Future of Workplace Technology 1. AI, Automation, and Robotics TrendsâKey Findings 2. Key Advances in AI Will Drive Digital, Robotics, and Automation Trends 3. Digital Personal Assistants Will Take on Enterprise Complexity 4. Industrial IoT-enabled Autonomous Systems Will Change How Customers and Vendors Interact and the Skills Workers Will Need 5. The Future of Workplace Robots Depends on Guaranteeing Safety 6. Industrial and Service Robot Installments Will Show Strong Growth, Given Lower Costs and Greater Performance 7. Industrial Robots Will Continue Supporting Global Manufacturing Work 8. The Range of Professional Service Robot Applications Will be Vast 9. Ease of Use Will Be a Critical Determinant for Collaborative Robots 10. âMacro-to-microââStrategic Recommendations and Predictions
Cybersecurity Trends Driving Future Workplace Technology 1. Cybersecurity TrendsâKey Findings 2. Mitigating Cyber Attacks Will Continue Rising in Enterprise Priority 3. Breach Cost and Public Scrutiny Will Add to Cybersecurity Concerns 4. Developing Trends Will Redirect Enterprise Security 5. Blockchain Will Transform Security for Every Industry 6. Organizations Will Embrace Innovation and Increase Spend 7. Threat SharingâThe Sum Will be Greater Than its Parts 8. Nations Will Both Protect the Workplace and Initiate Threats 9. âMacro-to-microââStrategic Recommendations and Predictions
6SNAPSHOTS OF FUTURE WORKPLACE TECHNOLOGY IN DEVELOPED AND DEVELOPING ECONOMIES
Snapshots of Future Workplace Technology in Developed and Developing Economies 1. Snapshots of EconomiesâKey Findings 2. Developed Economies Will Reap Greater Rewards from Connectivity 3. A Deeper DiveâFinland Stands at a Technology Crossroads 4. Developing Economies Must Increase Their Technological Readiness 5. A Deeper DiveâChina's Government is Subsidizing its Industrial IoT Development 6. âMacro-to-microââStrategic Recommendations and Predictions
Sector Scenarios 1. Sector ScenariosâKey Findings 2. Robots, Sensors, Biotech, and 3D Printing Will Ensure High Yields in the Agricultural Workplace 3. IoT Technology Will Revolutionize the Industrial Sector 4. AI, Big Data, and AR Hold the Greatest Promise for the Services Sector 5. âMacro-to-microââStrategic Recommendations and Predictions
8THE LAST WORD
The Last Word 1. The Last Wordâ3 Big Predictions 2. Legal Disclaimer
Appendix 1. Full List of Slide Titles 2. Full List of Slide Titles 3. Full List of Slide Titles 4. Full List of Slide Titles 5. Full List of Slide Titles 6. List of Countries Grouped by Economy Type or Organization 7. List of Countries Grouped by Economy Type or Organization 8. List of Countries Grouped by Region 9. List of Countries Grouped by Region 10. Full List of Subsectors by Economic Sector