Retail Training in Virtual Reality: The New Secret Weapon to Scale

On a busy retail floor during peak sales season, it’s difficult (if not impossible!) to pull a veteran employee away from critical duties in order to train a new recruit. Thankfully, human resources has a new technology at their disposal to scale trainers: virtual reality (VR).

Impact Analysis: Smart Textiles

In this post, we’ll explore the healthcare and personal fitness use cases of smart textiles, as well as how other industries are utilizing electronics-laden fabrics to empower and support everyone from soldiers, to fashion designers, to casual shoppers, to on-the-go businesspeople.

6 Use Cases for Enterprise Mixed Reality

From designing machinery in a collaborative VR space to avoid collision issues, to utilizing AR wearables to overlay information for technician repairs in real-time, the mixed reality space is filled with opportunity for innovative corporations seeking to empower employees.

5G Offers Promise to Bring AR/VR into Enterprise Mainstream

5G — or “fifth generation” internet — is the catalyst industrial mixed reality technologies need for today’s primary use cases to take hold. With 5G’s promise of virtually eliminating latency, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) will finally thrive within the enterprise in instances when time is of the essence.

Actionable Data Was the Star of NRF’s 2018 “Big Show”

Retail is getting smarter, thanks to real-time data analysis. At this year’s NRF “Big Show” in New York, nearly 40,000 people converged with one goal in mind: to better understand the future of retail innovation. I attended to explore not only over-arching retail trends, but also dive deeper the future of consumer experience (CX) design. […]

Self Driving Cars Will Save You Time and Money

With a self driving car, what will you do with that extra time and money? Plan now, they arrive in 2–3 years. Time Savings: The average American commuter spends 50 minutes a day going to work and back. With self driving cars emerging in just 2–3 years, what will you do with your reclaimed time? […]

Impact Analysis: Biometric Authentication

Biometric authentication has been around for decades in enterprise IT and security contexts, but new platforms and cheaper, more sophisticated compute capabilities now power a range of new user experiences and the next wave of digital identity authentication. Kaleido Insights’ methodology for analyzing emerging technology assesses the impacts on humans, on businesses, and on ecosystems […]

Impact Analysis: Aerial Drones

Drones aren’t just for sci-fi stories anymore. They have practical applications for the military, enterprise businesses, and consumers, and are gaining ever more traction with all segments. But this shift has much broader implications. Kaleido Insights’ methodology for analyzing emerging technology assesses the impacts on humans, on businesses, and on ecosystems at large. As part […]