Would you like to use virtual reality to grow your business? – By Bob Milliken

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Bob Milliken
Bob Milliken

I think that you should use whatever tools are at hand to grow your business, and virtual reality is no exception. If you can ignore the reality that you will look like an early version of Cyclops from The X-Men, slide into a three-dimensional world and discover it’s potential.  For businesses, operating with the same routine day in and day out can be quite monotonous for employees. Imagine if they were able to see the world in a new way — what would happen? If the promise of futuristic fun doesn’t suffice, here are other five excellent reasons why you may want to consider using VR in your company.

Create your own virtual product prototypes

With the help of virtual reality, you’ll no longer have to rely on manufacturing when you want to see what your product physically looks like and how it might work. These virtual products allow you to make any changes before going through with production. According to Abi Mandelbaum, CEO and co-founder of YouVisit, “Model creation in VR, for example, can save companies time and money, as these types of models or prototypes allow viewers to examine a product and make changes without the time or expense of building a physical model.”

 Virtual designs for engineers

Especially beneficial for engineers, architects and other professionals that work with building or engineering large structures, virtual reality helps save both time and money. As an alternative to small models or 2D renderings, VR offers a more immersive experience that helps design and replicate structures.

business Virtual tours

Let’s say that you’re a real estate agent showing houses to potential buyers. Your buyers might be in a different city or simply don’t want to spend time going from house-to-house. Virtual reality allows customers to see what the home looks likes in a three-dimensional setting without having to actually be there.

 Showing all the angles of a product

In order to entice buyers into making a purchase, they must first get an idea as to what it’s actually like, and they need to see as many angles as possible — especially for products that customers don’t get to physically touch. With virtual reality, customers are given a better idea of what your product is like.

Take customers on an adventure

If you are in any tourism or adventure-based business, you can use virtual reality to give customers a taste of what to expect from the attractions. Imagine that you have an amusement park and want to attract customers’ attention. You can opt to offer a short VR replication of one of your rides so people can see whether or not they’d like it. Or if you own a resort or campground, you’ll also be able to create reality versions of whatever activities you offer.

Bob Milliken is the TheITguy@CascadiaSystemsGroup.com specializing in helping businesses with their IT needs and are experts in business continuity and guaranteeing complete IT redundancy. Connect with him at 604.270.1730.