Virtual operations are becoming more popular as businesses realize the benefits of reducing costs for overhead, better collaboration and communication tools, and a decrease in operating costs. Virtual space isn’t only used for e-commerce or remote work. It’s also being used in new fields like the development of products and delivery of services.
Virtual office spaces, as opposed to traditional offices that require physical space for meetings and collaborations they offer online platforms that mimic in-person interaction using live video conferences and document sharing. This is particularly helpful for teams that work remotely, as a digital workspace eliminates the need to have face-to-face interaction and helps reduce travel expenses.
Other virtual spaces include social spaces where people interact and socialize, educational spaces, like online classrooms, e-learning platforms and gaming areas, such as massive multiplayer online games (MMOs) or mobile apps. These spaces are usually enhanced by virtual reality and AR to create immersive experiences.
Platform action is the logic that runs in the background to enable functionality. For instance in an online store like eBay platform action controls how users bid and pay for items; while in tools for managing projects like Trello or Microsoft Teams, it regulates the way tasks are assigned and handled. It is important to create robust platform actions in virtual space because they allow for seamless experience for users and business stakeholders.