he new money in the world today is Technology, literally speaking. Look around you, the richest firms and individuals around the globe in today’s economy have garnered the bulk of their wealth from tech-related ventures. The likes of Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, etc. as entities, and Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, etc. as individuals, have all harnessed the wealth of technological skills to break limit beyond imagination in life, and in the business world while others simply follow suite.
I know you might argue that they are cut from a different claw of life. But, hey! Do you not think that the difference between you and the next person is what makes the difference, and such difference could make you a reference in the future if you start today to make a difference by simply tapping into the vast technology available in the world today for a better life. You do not have to go through the rigours of inventing and reinventing a tech or gadget, just tap into the ones that suites your everyday life, job and career, and see how fast this will propel you towards your goals by getting things done for you easier and on time. So, today, allow me to expose you to a few of these fascinating technologies, which include, but are not limited to, Digital Workspace, Online education, telemedicine (also known as telehealth), and AI-generated material (content) . We will look at what they are and how we may position ourselves to maximize our individual and national profits.
Digital Workspace: The future of work is digital, and our approach today should be to use innovative workplace technologies to achieve more productive, process-efficient, and meaningful engagements.
Creating digital workspaces allows businesses to respond to new problems in, even the most, uncertain business situations. Aside from improved business process efficiency, digital workspaces provide better collaboration, flexibility, and business dexterity while allowing you to accomplish demonstrable results.
To put it another way, a digital workplace is a cloud-based, work-tailored platform that enables organizations to transfer their work online. Important programs, tools, team communication capabilities, and data access that employees require to execute their jobs are all housed in a secure virtual interface that can be accessed from anywhere, at any time, on any device. In a nutshell, day-to-day tasks are accomplished easily through the use of a digital gadget.
The Digital Workspace has several advantages, including more flexibility while providing a better user experience for your employees, better cost optimization, the ability to continue to provide better services and business processes, a better and easier-to-measure experience for your customers, and a whole new improvement option in the organization’s leadership decision-making.
Firms/businesses can employ consultants to design an appropriate work environment from the ground up to replace their entire physical workplace, utilizing existing technologies with real-time meetings and collaborations. This is the future of employment, and the internet has finally leveled the playing field in the economic world.
People and businesses should be aware that today’s job opportunities can be found almost any place. Several of my Nigerian acquaintances now work remotely from their homes in Nigeria for US and Canadian firms. More than merely zoom meetings, we need to start interacting with these tools to re-imagine how we work and what work means to us.
Online Education: Imagine a school with over 24 million students, 35,000 teachers, and over 80,000 courses available to students all over the world through online learning. Hello and welcome to the virtual world of education. As a result of the covid-19 pandemic, our schools have begun to consider how to move all learning interactions on the internet.
Shaw Academy, uLesson, Treehouse, Coursera, AfriLearn, Edufirst, Udemy, Skillshare, LinkedIn Learning, and others are just a few examples of these online learning platforms. Despite a low WAEC and JAMB score, the interesting thing is that the courses are open to everyone and facilitated by some of the top subject-matter experts, with a good number of them offering certificates of completion and many free courses. Self-paced learning is also a viable option, with a focus on what you can accomplish with the new ability. This is not to mention the nearly limitless possibilities that can be found by watching various Youtube video channels.
People, firms (both non-profit and for-profit), and governmental entity should be partnering to construct public learning centers in each local community development area. People will be able to expand their skill set in incredible ways by visiting such institutions. For such facilities, all that is required are basic computers, the internet, and a power source similar to that of a standard cybercafé.
Telemedicine: This is another burgeoning technology trend, and with the proliferation of COVID-19, it is quickly gaining traction. It is the use of digital information and communication technology, such as tablets, mobile devices, and personal computers, to access and manage health-care-related services without having to interact with anyone physically. Consider how Telehealth might assist a diabetic patient. They might email food logs, receive prescriptions, and utilize applications to check blood sugar levels for review by a nurse who answers remotely using their mobile device. Another option is to watch a YouTube video on carb counting or to download a mobile app for the same. Based on your food and exercise levels, you can also get an estimate of how much insulin you will need. Remember that you may order testing supplies and drugs over the internet. These are only a few of the many benefits that Telehealth provides, and it all depends on your knowledge. Telemedicine, often known as telehealth or electronic health or mobile health, aims to provide high-quality health care to persons living in remote and rural areas; people with little or no mobility or transportation should be able to access healthcare in more accessible ways; access to medical doctors on other continents in a timely manner; and to improve the communication and organization of quality treatment among members of a health care team and the patient who requires it; and to give health support to make self-management of health-related care easier.
Individual healthcare providers, organizations, and the government should educate Nigerians about these new opportunities, while also ensuring that investments in Telehealth are tailored to improve the quality of care provided to those in need.
AI-generated Content: It involves using an AI-powered platform to create engaging, conversion-optimized, and human-quality writing or content. This includes everything from social media ads to website landing pages and blog content. These platforms make use of algorithms that pull up related content on themes that we are interested in and employ synonyms to avoid plagiarism while maintaining coherence through sample learning copies that have been given into the robots’ training. Artificially intelligent writers are in high demand nowadays, with platforms providing accurate country-relevant content generation employing cutting-edge models to build articles from a single headline. AI-content-generators can make suggestions when we type a search word into Google search since they have access to a vast amount of web data.
What we must do now is to recognize that working remotely is here to stay, and as a result, we must become familiar with these technological developments. We also need to start a lifelong plan to develop our expertise and certifications in order to improve our options in the global workplace, while participating in numerous relevant virtual training. Furthermore, we must develop new ways to engage with others in order to expand new learning opportunities for the general public and improve our chances as Nigerians for globally competitive work that allows us to earn foreign currency.
The preceding is meant to boost the potential of developing online businesses (solutions and platforms) that can scale from a local to a global level with the help of a proven model, adequate capital, and access to important business data.