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“Virtual Reality Meets the Daunting Age of Worldwide Epidemic” by Duy Nguyen

by Debbie Wilson  |  March 9, 2020  |  Comments Off on “Virtual Reality Meets the Daunting Age of Worldwide Epidemic” by Duy Nguyen

Recently I was able to acquire an Oculus Quest.  I must admit I have never been much of a fan with Virtual / Augmented Reality myselfThis perspective certainly changed now that worldwide IT conferences are being cancelled left and right with most enterprises requesting their employees to work from home.

One of the coolest apps that I have tried is the ability to enter a virtual movie theater where the audience can interact, throwing popcorn, soda, and even have a conversation with one another through a form of a avatar.  With the media claiming the current epidemic we are dealing with could be the end of future physical expos and conventions, no doubt there is a potential demand for going to work without even leaving your home.

If you have followed Gartner’s research on the Fourth Era of ERP,  the focus is on delivering Enterprise Business Capabilities and the six hallmarks that we introduced are in the graphic below:


Believe it or not, the Customer Facing, People Augmented, and Consumable seem to be quite important now given the situation we are in.  While my point of bringing up VR is only one out of many viable options to address such a challenge, it demonstrates the importance of considering these hallmarks of Enterprise Business Capabilities.  We don’t know when another epidemic would come, but these capabilities will help your business to be more resilient and well prepared for the next one.

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Deborah R Wilson
Managing Vice President, ERP Strategy Team
12 years at Gartner
20 years IT industry

Deborah Wilson, a recovering Gartner research analyst, leads the Gartner ERP strategy research team. Read Full Bio

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