Infographic: VR and AR are gaining traction for use in the enterprise

February 1, 2016

Augmented and virtual reality have been embraced by the gaming world, but can these technologies really be useful in business? Respondents to the latest Tech Pro Research survey think so. Potential uses mentioned include simulation exercises, employee training and testing, and computer modeling.The large majority of respondents said they've had hands-on experience with AR and VR and consider themselves familiar with the technology. However, they also said that vendors of AR and VR products could be helpful by showing them specific apps that could help their business and showing them how to integrate the apps into their current technology base.

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Norkring has been a digital pioneer in broadcasting, radio and television in the last twenty years. Now we are working on the possibilities of digitization both in the media landscape and in society as a whole.Norkring has 116 employees who every day look forward to realizing new opportunities with customers and partners. We have an innovative environment that realizes communication solutions tailored to market needs and currently has products and services for everyday use in Norway and Sweden for the media industry, aquaculture, critical infrastructure, contribution, sports and agriculture. All new development in the company is based on insight and validated learning. The sooner we can move from idea to validated success, the better. Norkring is a "big, small"​ company with the whole of the Nordic region as a market. We are adaptable to business models and technology and work every day to create value for and with our customers.

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Norkring has been a digital pioneer in broadcasting, radio and television in the last twenty years. Now we are working on the possibilities of digitization both in the media landscape and in society as a whole.Norkring has 116 employees who every day look forward to realizing new opportunities with customers and partners. We have an innovative environment that realizes communication solutions tailored to market needs and currently has products and services for everyday use in Norway and Sweden for the media industry, aquaculture, critical infrastructure, contribution, sports and agriculture. All new development in the company is based on insight and validated learning. The sooner we can move from idea to validated success, the better. Norkring is a "big, small"​ company with the whole of the Nordic region as a market. We are adaptable to business models and technology and work every day to create value for and with our customers.

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