The field of technology is an ever-shifting, ever-advancing landscape. Every other day, it seems as if new and groundbreaking technologies are being announced. It's an exciting time to be a consumer, and an even more exciting time to be a business, as many of these things can save you money, improve productivity and make normally tedious tasks easier and more intuitive. Here are 4 technology trends that are likely going to be important for businesses and consumers alike in the coming years.
- Internet of Things (IoT) - WiFi security cameras, connected thermostats, improved wireless connectivity, among many other things. These interconnected devices have potential to be incredibly useful as the technology progresses, though they are not without their drawbacks. IoT devices tend to be lacking on the security front, but this should improve as time goes on.
- Artificial Intelligence (AI) - Outside of all of the scary end-of-the-world conspiracy theories and unfounded hype, AI can enhance consumer experience by delivering personalized experiences. It can evaluate data to make informed decisions, and many large companies are already using it to develop new products and gather information. It may be a few years before this is available to the general public at an affordable cost, but keep your eye on it!
- Telecommuting - This is a big one! As cloud collaboration has become simpler and more user-friendly, more employees are opting to use their own devices and work hours that are more flexible to their schedules.
- Customer-Relationship Management (CRM) Software - CRMs are all about building and managing customer relationships. A good CRM is crucial for tracking prospects, logging previous touches and keeping track of your relationship with a prospect or customer.
Of course, you can always give FrameWork a call and we can help you make the most out of technology to enhance your business' productivity and efficiency.