If you’re one of those people who always packs more than needed when going on holiday, you’ll understand hyperconnectivity. It’s all about having more than one could ever need.
The role of hyperconnectivity in enterprise transformation
TechTarget defines hyperconnectivity as: “A state of unified communications (UC) in which the traffic-handling capacity and bandwidth of a network always exceed the demand. The number of communication pathways and nodes is much greater than the number of subscribers.” And in a hyperconnected world, any devices that might conceivably benefit from being connected to a network will be connected.
We’ve been in a progressive state of hyperconnectivity for decades as networks have philosophically and physically evolved to make unprecedented levels of person-to-person and person-to-machine communication possible.
Hyperconnectivity is an essential element of enterprise transformation as it totally revolutionises how we work. With exponentially increasing connectedness, we anticipate that a wide range of brand-new services and possibilities – most of which we currently can’t even comprehend – will be introduced to make our lives easier.
How connectivity will reshape modern business
Hyperconnectivity isn’t only the realm of the world’s biggest and best tech firms, it’s affecting businesses of all sizes and across all industries. Hyperconnectivity allows energy suppliers to predict power outages and boost consumption capacity, it gives healthcare professionals the opportunity to remotely keep tabs on patients using smart wrist monitors and sends special offers to shoppers as they stroll through a store.
Want to find out how hyperconnectivity is powering enterprise transformation? Here’s a short list of examples:
Boost collaboration: The limitations of time and space have largely been overcome. As a result, workforces are becoming more mobile. But this type of enterprise transformation is only viable if these people can collaborate with their colleagues even when they’re not in the office. Hyperconnectivity offers this level of reliability.
Everything in real time: Customers want answers immediately. Workers need access to information at all times and without any hassle. Imagine, for example, if store assistants could switch up the inventory in retail outlets based on updates from Pinterest about the popularity of different products. Here, we see multiple systems connecting with each other so that a business can make changes that not only improve the customer experience, but also potentially boost sales.
Enable digital innovation: Digital innovation is about connecting the dots. By connecting key resources and assets in the business, everything will be faster and more seamless. Think about how a service like Uber took an industry that was previously quite unreliable and fussy and made it more convenient and easier to use.
By adding digital connectivity, Uber has built a resource that many people can’t live without. Hyperconnectivity opens up a world of opportunities when it comes to leveraging new technologies to automate manual, time-consuming processes.
The possibilities of a truly hyperconnected world are vast – they totally transform our personal and professional lives – a critical characteristic of all digital businesses looking to stay ahead of the competition.