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2022 in Review: XR made further inroads into the enterprise

2022 in Review: XR made further inroads into the enterprise

2022 will hardly be remembered as a vintage year for extended reality (XR) and immersive technologies. A slowing economy and tech industry belt-tightening dominated the headlines. And we were even told that crypto’s woes could spell the end of the metaverse (narrator:...

Metaverse beyond the hype

Metaverse beyond the hype

Every day technologists, developers and business executives peer into their crystal balls to predict how the metaverse will take shape. As a network of immersive 3D virtual worlds, the metaverse has the potential to transform the way we socialize, game and shop, as...

5 ways XR can help to reduce the footprint of your company

5 ways XR can help to reduce the footprint of your company

In recent years, extended reality (XR) software has gone from a niche technology to something that’s changing the way we work. Every day, there are more examples of how it’s being used in the workplace—in everything from virtual collaboration to training to remote...

The new Glue: improved virtual collaboration

The new Glue: improved virtual collaboration

HELSINKI—OCTOBER 20, 2022—Glue Collaboration, the leader in collaborative, real-time VR software services, today announced a new release of Glue, bringing new features and updates for even better virtual collaboration. Among the highlights are new organization-level...

The four challenges of remote working and how to overcome them

The four challenges of remote working and how to overcome them

Even as businesses bring their teams back to the office, remote working remains popular across many sectors. Tech workers, for example, are still spending on average more than half of their work week at home, enjoying the freedom, flexibility and reduced commuting...

Glue Customer Showcase: IQM

Glue Customer Showcase: IQM

IQM is a leading quantum computing hardware company and a key player in Europe's vibrant quantum ecosystem. Having partners and customers all over the world, it is essential for IQM to have an efficient way of presenting its world-leading technology. IQM’s challenge...

Creating presence in VR: why it matters and how we do it

Creating presence in VR: why it matters and how we do it

Presence, as every good virtual reality creator will tell you, is fundamental in VR. You often hear it described as VR’s ‘secret sauce’. It’s the feeling of being physically present in a virtual world. Or, in the words of journalist and author Peter Rubin, it’s “what...

Glue Customer Showcase: T-Systems MMS

Glue Customer Showcase: T-Systems MMS

T-Systems Multimedia Solutions (MMS), a division of Deutsche Telekom, supports large corporations and medium-sized companies in their digital transformation with around 2,100 employees at nine locations. Having remote team members and customers asks for an efficient...

Is your VR avatar as expressive as you are?

Is your VR avatar as expressive as you are?

In real-world interactions much of our communication is nonverbal. Gestures, facial expressions, head movements and eye contact help us convey what we’re feeling and get our message across. Nonverbal behaviors are just as important in virtual reality. While we...

Why you need immersive VR education in your workplace

Why you need immersive VR education in your workplace

The great thing about interactive and immersive experiences is that you remember them.  Writing this, I recall a visit to a museum in Stockholm twenty years ago where I spent an hour in an exhibit plunged into total darkness to experience what it’s like to be in the...

Why your company needs a custom virtual office

Why your company needs a custom virtual office

For anyone designing an office space, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. Every business is different. But well-designed workspaces do tend to have a few things in common: they support creativity, collaboration and learning; are flexible enough to adapt to...

Four ways 3D workspaces boost team cohesion

Four ways 3D workspaces boost team cohesion

"Technology and workplace tools are, for all intents and purposes, the new workplace," Harvard Business Review declared last week. But with remote and hybrid work on the rise, which kind of technology best engenders collaboration and connection between virtual teams?...

The new Glue supercharges your remote collaboration

The new Glue supercharges your remote collaboration

HELSINKI—NOVEMBER, 2021—Glue Collaboration –the leader in collaborative, real-time VR software services, today flicks the switch on the latest release of Glue, bringing new features and updates to enhance remote collaboration for teams everywhere. Among the highlights...

VIVE Focus 3 + Glue: new level of immersive meetings

VIVE Focus 3 + Glue: new level of immersive meetings

If anything’s certain in the post-pandemic era, it’s that remote working is here to stay. Nine in ten large companies are embracing hybrid work, a model that lets employees work partly from home, according to a recent McKinsey survey. What’s also clear is that remote...

Is your workplace ready to welcome the Fortnite generation?

Is your workplace ready to welcome the Fortnite generation?

 Confined to our homes over the past year, many of us have moved our social interactions online. But teens and young adults have been hanging out with friends virtually since long before COVID-19, and not only on Zoom. From attending a gig in Fortnite to building with...

Benefits & disadvantages of remote work

Benefits & disadvantages of remote work

Global Forum on Productivity (GFP) analyzed how remote work influences productivity and well-being among managers and workers in 25 countries during COVID-19. As our insight today, we have highlighted the main benefits and disadvantages of remote work according to the...

Into the Metaverse and beyond

Into the Metaverse and beyond

“New realities into the Metaverse and beyond” a report by Wunderman Thompson talks about the impact of the metaverse across industries, including the workplace and how the way people work changes. According to the survey included in the report, 85% of participants...

6 VR training domains business can leverage

6 VR training domains business can leverage

“A Review on Virtual Reality Skill Training Applications” study examined 48 VR training applications to validate the VR training effectiveness. The study concluded that VR training is well suited for the following six training applications: 1. Workforce training For...

How hybrid working from home works out

How hybrid working from home works out

“How hybrid working from home works out” a remarkable working paper by Nick Bloom, Ruobing Han & James Liang identified the benefits of hybrid working from home in an experiment held together with Trip.com, a global travel agency. The experiment revealed 4 key...

Effect of avatar representation on prosocial behaviour

Effect of avatar representation on prosocial behaviour

Stanford University researchers Herrera, F. and Bailenson, J.N., examined the effect of avatar representation, choice and head movement on prosocial behaviour. The results showed that being able to customise the avatar leads to a significantly higher social presence...

5 ways XR can help to reduce the footprint of your company

5 ways XR can help to reduce the footprint of your company

In recent years, extended reality (XR) software has gone from a niche technology to something that’s changing the way we work. Every day, there are more examples of how it’s being used in the workplace—in everything from virtual collaboration to training to remote...

Benefits of the metaverse for business

Benefits of the metaverse for business

Deloitte recently published a comprehensive “Welcome to the metaverse” report covering the topic from different points of view, and in today's Glue Insights we wanted to highlight the identified benefits of metaverse for businesses. Benefits of Metaverse for...

The new Glue: improved virtual collaboration

The new Glue: improved virtual collaboration

HELSINKI—OCTOBER 20, 2022—Glue Collaboration, the leader in collaborative, real-time VR software services, today announced a new release of Glue, bringing new features and updates for even better virtual collaboration. Among the highlights are new organization-level...

XR and its potential for Europe

XR and its potential for Europe

How can XR positively contribute to environmental sustainability? 🌳 Immersive experiences can impact sustainability by providing solutions to change people’s habits towards more sustainable behaviour. Behaviour change takes time, but there are already clear examples...

Gains from VR/AR solutions

Gains from VR/AR solutions

EU Commission published a VR/AR Industrial Coalition Strategic paper comprehensively talking about the opportunities, challenges and potential of the industry to digitalise the working processes of enterprises. As the main Insight, we’ve chosen to emphasise the...

Work from home benefits

Work from home benefits

Aksoy C.G., Barrero J.M., Bloom N., Davis S.J., Dolls M., & Zarate P., in their recent paper on “Working from Home Around the World”, conducted a global survey of working arrangements in 27 countries and conclude the pros & cons of remote, hybrid and full-time...

The four challenges of remote working and how to overcome them

The four challenges of remote working and how to overcome them

Even as businesses bring their teams back to the office, remote working remains popular across many sectors. Tech workers, for example, are still spending on average more than half of their work week at home, enjoying the freedom, flexibility and reduced commuting...

The efficacy of VR training

The efficacy of VR training

“Virtual reality-trained participants had significantly higher accuracy and produced fewer timeouts than those trained using non-interactive methods, demonstrating a successful transfer of skills between virtual reality and the real world.” This is a result of the...

What businesses plan to do in the metaverse

What businesses plan to do in the metaverse

PwC conducted a survey of over 5K consumers & 1K business leaders to find out how companies use metaverse now & what they expect from it in the future. And in fact, 82% of executives expect metaverse plans to be part of their business activities within 3...

Four major remote work challenges

Four major remote work challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic outbreak changed the way millions of people work. Bin Wang, Yukun Liu, Jing Qian, Sharon K Parker explored the challenges of remote workers in the paper “Achieving effective remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic: a work design perspective”....

Glue Customer Showcase: IQM

Glue Customer Showcase: IQM

IQM is a leading quantum computing hardware company and a key player in Europe's vibrant quantum ecosystem. Having partners and customers all over the world, it is essential for IQM to have an efficient way of presenting its world-leading technology. IQM’s challenge...

The COVID-19 transformed the business operations

The COVID-19 transformed the business operations

McKinsey & Company in their article “Fueling digital operations with analog data” brought up interesting insights about four irreversible shifts that have transformed the operations landscape. The trigger of these changes is the COVID-19 pandemic that pushed...

Purposefully designed virtual spaces

Purposefully designed virtual spaces

Why a virtual space should be well designed & match the purpose of your virtual meeting? Mark Roman Miller, Neeraj Sonalkar, Ade Mabogunje, Larry Leifer, and Jeremy Bailenson, from Stanford University, conducted research on synchrony in three-person teams and...

VR productivity framework

VR productivity framework

It is not a secret that productivity is crucial for the success and growth of any company. That’s why organisations invest in increasing employees’ productivity. One of the best ways to raise your employees’ output is to provide them with efficient collaboration tools...

Creating presence in VR: why it matters and how we do it

Creating presence in VR: why it matters and how we do it

Presence, as every good virtual reality creator will tell you, is fundamental in VR. You often hear it described as VR’s ‘secret sauce’. It’s the feeling of being physically present in a virtual world. Or, in the words of journalist and author Peter Rubin, it’s “what...

How VR can help to reach Net Zero by 2050

How VR can help to reach Net Zero by 2050

International Energy Agency (IEA) has published a “Net Zero by 2050” report mapping the changes that the global energy sector should make to reach the goal. This report is especially interesting because it talks not only about how much emissions should be reduced but...

Glue Customer Showcase: T-Systems MMS

Glue Customer Showcase: T-Systems MMS

T-Systems Multimedia Solutions (MMS), a division of Deutsche Telekom, supports large corporations and medium-sized companies in their digital transformation with around 2,100 employees at nine locations. Having remote team members and customers asks for an efficient...

Work-From-Anywhere concept

Work-From-Anywhere concept

Work-from-home (WFH) become a new norm for many companies after the pandemic. Now some companies go even further and implement a new concept called Work-from-anywhere (WFA), meaning that employees can live where they want. WFA provides geographic flexibility and is...

The Key Components of a Metaverse Strategy and Capability

The Key Components of a Metaverse Strategy and Capability

How the metaverse will remake your strategy? Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has published an interesting article “How the metaverse will remake your strategy” with plenty of real-world use cases for a broad range of industries. In our today's Glue Insight we want to...

Expressive avatars increase social presence

Expressive avatars increase social presence

“Participants interacting with highly expressive avatars felt more social presence and attraction and exhibited better task performance than those interacting with low-expressive avatars” This is the statement from the results of the research study by Wu Yuanjie, Wang...

Is your VR avatar as expressive as you are?

Is your VR avatar as expressive as you are?

In real-world interactions much of our communication is nonverbal. Gestures, facial expressions, head movements and eye contact help us convey what we’re feeling and get our message across. Nonverbal behaviors are just as important in virtual reality. While we...

Sustainability action plan for travelling

Sustainability action plan for travelling

IBM Institute for Business Value published a “Balancing sustainability and profitability” report, focusing on how companies should act to protect the environment and stay profitable by adapting to the behaviour changes of the consumers. Travel & mobility is one of...

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