Racing is a sport where reaction time is as critical to winning as an engine’s horsepower. Red Bull Racing’s engineers must respond to changing conditions, from the track to the pit wall to headquarters, in seconds flat.

The business world is no different. These days, market fluctuations, a global economy, and evolving consumer needs require companies to act fast – or suffer defeat.

Here’s a look at how industries, from car racing to healthcare, are relying on remote access to systems and devices to make critical, real-time decisions.

  • Better Patient Outcomes with On-the-spot Health Data Access

In a healthcare setting, speed can have a significant impact on quality of care, patient outcomes, and hospital costs.  Yet some caregivers scribble patient vital signs on a chart, and then go to a desktop PC to enter the data. The result: precious seconds lost to manual workflows – and the possibility, even small, of manual error.

Fortunately, secure remote access is helping hospital and clinic reinvent their workspaces – and yield better patient outcomes. With the right software, caregivers can access triage submissions without having to log in to a desktop. Patient records can be updated automatically for up-to-the-minute accuracy. And doctors can call up electronic medical records (EMR) straight from the operating room for split-second decision-making.

Inside a patient’s room, monitors display patient information and a non-contact thermometer can collect a patient’s temperature and forward this data to the EMR app. This not only speeds up the collection of vital signs, but it also reduces the chance for errors. The app automatically delivers the reading via Bluetooth, versus relying on a caregiver to manually the data.

  • Instant Smart Office Setup Improves Productivity

 Welcome to the workplace of tomorrow. Usually remote, visiting employee Mario looks for a hot desk that’s been allocated for daily use. Adam and Jim, collaborating on product design, meet in an open office area designed for working together, surrounded by large computer monitors that, once connected to a remote network, display what’s on their laptops. Chloe logs onto her computer and is immediately directed to the next available meeting space.

Once there, a Workspace Hub automatically syncs with her laptop for sharing her presentation slides with meeting room attendees, many of which are joining remotely.

No fighting for a boardroom, no fidgeting with cables. Instead, fast action and speedy decision making in a smart office space – and improved productivity, collaboration, and team bonding.

  • Real-time Design Changes for Racetrack Wins

When your home office is a race garage, and your timeframe is set by a stopwatch, fast and reliable access to critical applications is more than a convenience – it’s a game-changer. That’s the case for Red Bull Racing. The racing team’s engineers are always on the move, and collaborate from multiple locations on everything from reviewing car components to race-day strategies.

Thanks to virtual and networking technology, these engineers collaborate in real-time, across geographically dispersed cities, while gaining secure access to graphic-intensive engineering files and data without experiencing bandwidth issues.

This not only improves and speeds up decision making but can translate directly into improved track performance, as engineers can quickly feed data back into the overall design process. This enables faster modifications in vehicle design and racing strategies for the win.