The emergence of certain technologies has completely morphed the way business is done. Technology seems to be fusing with every industry. The development is despite the resistance of professionals in certain business niches. Communication is one factor of business that has changed substantially. The advancements made it easy to access emails from a smartphone or host a video conference face to face. Automation is going to continue to develop changing the way things are done whether it is a smart thermostat or refrigerator. Automation provides convenience both personally and professionally. Automation tools used for work helping streamline productivity. Voice-activated assistant that helps keep personal or professional schedules organized. Predicting these tech trends and embracing them will be imperative. Failure to adapt is rarely a positive attribute in business. The following are tech trends that have already impacted business and will continue to do so well into the future.
Collaboration Worldwide Becoming More Seamless
Collaboration has allowed companies to release incredible products at affordable prices. The building of a software is a great example of this with secure platforms like the container registry offered by JFrog. Documents on the cloud can be edited by a plethora of people at a single time. Communication being streamlined also makes it easy to enlist the help of freelancers or remote workers from around the world. Screen sharing can also allow a company to teach those that are not in the office exactly how to complete tasks. Screen sharing and interactive training have also improved the process that new hires have to go through.
Data Gathering Tools and Software
The usage of data has made decisions in business far less in terms of guesswork. The marketing world is the perfect example of an industry that has been flooded with data. Identifying the goals of a marketing campaign then referring to data from past campaigns can allow for a detailed plan to be created. Data can also help modify a marketing project as results slowly start to pour in. Data is going to be used in hiring through AI that helps identify patterns on resumes that tend to be correlated with quality hires. Look for data to shape far more roles than in the past as analyzing the data could become mandatory for numerous jobs.
Emergence of New Social Media Platforms
Tik Tok is just the latest platform that has gained immense popularity on social media. Many critics of the platforms simply think that it is far too much like Vine that shut down at the beginning of 2017. Even the current social media platforms are changing with both Instagram and Facebook creating new offerings. The ability to post this story used to be primarily on Snapchat which is immensely popular with the younger generation. Facebook could see a decline as younger social media users are opting for Instagram, Tik Tok, or Snapchat. The absence of parents or the older generation on these platforms could be the appeal. Facebook did start on college campuses and took quite some time for parents/grandparents to get accounts.
Smart Technology in the Home or Office
Smart technology is going to continue to be integrated with the home as well as the office. The ability to send a note via voice can allow a manager to streamline communication in the office. The creation of an environment that bleeds convenience will also improve production. Automation of a process can allow current staff to focus on the main tasks their job instead of menial tasks that technology can handle. Machine learning will also be able to decipher data sets at amazing rates and provide actionable plans for marketing or advertising. The ability to find patterns the naked eye cannot see can allow for the best business plans to be put into action.
Podcasting Continuing to Shape Content Marketing
Podcasting has taken the content marketing world by storm. Companies and individuals have both benefitted from this new content form. Podcasting has become a favorite way to create in-depth content on a multitude of subjects. The rapport that a host can create with listeners can build a company’s brand as one that helps educate and entertain customers/listeners. The interaction of podcasters can be high in terms of engagement. Questions or covering topics that loyal fans might provide via feedback builds a sense of community. Income that is generated by influencers that also host a popular podcast is just another stream of income created. Publishing podcasts on YouTube can garner even more income depending on the popularity of the podcast. The Joe Rogan Experience is a popular podcast that generates quite a bit of income due to advertisers and the sheer traffic/exposure it receives.
Technology will continue to improve and change the way business is done. The retail model has changed immensely with online shopping. This resulted in those companies unwilling to adapt to technology facing financial peril. Management of companies can receive valuable feedback from staff. Questioning staff concerning tools that could help production can yield results. Staff members might be knowledgeable about a tool or software that can truly optimize production moving forward. Technology can make the jobs of staff easier so be proactive about looking for solutions that will assist them!