Intelligent CIO LATAM Issue 18 - Page 46

CIO OPINION
A recent survey published by KPMG found that ‘ almost two-thirds of executives say they are waiting for competitors to invest in and / or adopt metaverse technology themselves . pace with the constrained economic environment that most businesses find themselves facing and it ’ s no surprise that the majority of enterprise leaders are taking a cautious approach to investing in the metaverse .
A recent survey published by KPMG found that ‘ almost two-thirds of executives say they are waiting for competitors to invest in and / or adopt metaverse technology themselves .’ the isolation and disconnection sometimes associated with our current setups .
Virtual Reality ( VR ) offices could bring back shared walks through hallways and water cooler brainstorms and they could solve the digital whiteboard conundrum , where notes on a ( now digital ) whiteboard are automatically saved to the cloud .
Holding meetings that allow for more hands-on collaboration is an obvious place to start . But the metaverse is also an innovative solution for onboarding new staff and allowing those who work remotely to connect with teammates and supervisors they may not have a chance to meet in the physical world .
But the increasing appetite for more immersive workplace collaboration is happening in tandem with growing modernization demands on enterprise IT leaders . Couple the demand for lean technology at
The route to more immersive technologies in the workplace will require radical prioritization from CIOs and they ’ ll need to look much closer at the order of investments and implementations when considering the long-term technology roadmap .
The productivity and cultural benefits seem aplenty , but virtual reality investments , as with all technology investments , must be purposeful and driven by the individual business context .
Mark Zuckerburg and Meta have inspired millions across the globe with their vision for virtual worlds but realizing this vision in the workplace will take a concerted effort from enterprise leaders who see myriad opportunities around them .
The metaverse won ’ t replace face-to-face , but it does open up new possibilities for engagement – if we don ’ t limit our thinking in this new , future world . p
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