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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13 -- Just as businesses are starting to find their groove with hybrid working, the workplace has begun to evolve again with the emergence of the metaverse.
New research from Lenovo revealed that close to half of employees (44 per cent) are willing to work in the metaverse and believe that it can deliver benefits like productivity to the workplace, according to a statement.
The metaverse is primarily defined as a shared digital space with digital representations of people, places, and objects. In the future, the metaverse can be a highly immersive extension of the physical world, with its rich user interface.
At the enterprise level, this opens up possibilities for businesses to create a more viable, interactive workplace.
However, there is skepticism on whether companies have the capabilities to pull it off. Two in five (43 per cent) respondents believe their employers do not, or probably do not have the knowledge or expertise to enable them to work in the metaverse of the future.
President, Lenovo Solutions and Services Group, Ken Wong, said: “The pandemic challenged us all to adapt to new ways of work – forcing organisations of all sizes to evolve at an exponential pace.”
“The metaverse presents businesses with new opportunities but also more complex technological challenges, such as the need for more computing power, better integrated hardware, and simpler and more flexible IT solutions.”
Key findings from the survey include: while half of employees (44 per cent) are willing to work in the metaverse, 20 per cent are unwilling, with 21 per cent say they are neutral and another 15 per cent say they are not sure.
In addition, half of working adults (51 per cent) agree that an employer’s speed of adoption of new technology is an indicator of readiness for new technological realities, such as the virtually enhanced physical reality of the metaverse.
To manage an increasingly complex technology, businesses need simple and flexible IT solutions. Lenovo’s solutions include ThinkReality platform, which is powering the enterprise metaverse with a portfolio of award-winning hardware, software, and services.
More details at https://www.lenovo.com.
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