Emerging Tech Trends 2017
Welcome back to work. It’s time to grab your first coffee and start thinking about the major trends, opportunities and challenges for the year ahead.
It’s going to be another whirlwind year
The pace with which technology is advancing means that change is a constant. Continual improvements in processing power, cloud and data storage, and chip design will continue to bring new opportunities and challenges for businesses worldwide.
Our hot tips for this year’s trends
The future is filled with opportunity. Entrepreneurs and enterprises large and small ride the wave of change by anticipating and piggybacking off the newest innovations. The number of smaller companies making big profits will continue to rise as they pitch new products, platforms and services to a global audience.
The rise of the integrator. With so many new products arriving on the market, innovators whose creations work seamlessly with existing products and platforms will have a distinct advantage. Expect to see improvements in how products communicate and interact with one another, innovative ‘plug-ins’ to already popular software, and more standardization for the big innovators.
There’s no looking back. In every industry, businesses need to adapt to new technologies if they are to thrive. Whichever industry you’re in, the biggest risks of adopting new technologies are privacy and security. For the innovators, providing effective privacy and security solutions will continue to be critical.
We asked two of our team members what they’re most excited about this year. Here’s what they said.
Pete: “Big data analytics. Data analytics platforms can give businesses in any industry a competitive advantage. I’m excited to see how they’re going to start integrating more and more with our client’s operating systems.”
Maria: “The emergence of clever new security solutions. Risks and solutions go hand in hand— as a new threat arises, the industry finds ways to combat it. Something I’m interested in right now, for example, is crowdsourced threat protection.”
If you’re struggling to keep up with the pace of change, you can ask our team for a technology audit. We’ll examine your business’s tech strengths and weaknesses and advise you on your options for the future. After all, it’s what we do.
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