Did you know that your business depends on your ability to follow the latest trends in technology? At times, it may seem like the latest tech innovations have nothing to do with your line of work, but you need to become a bit tech savvy in order to be able to tell for yourself. At a blink of an eye, something that sounded like a boring talk about some new material may suddenly mean that mobile devices just got five times faster and that you need to get new ones. If you do not stay up to date, your competition definitely will, so it is not really a matter of choice. Here are some things that wait for you in 2016.
Implementing Intelligent Automation
If there is one thing that the digital age introduced into the business processes, then it is the pace in which the business is being conducted. Many little actions and operations needed for a business process to be completed are rendered unnecessary or completely obsolete. Intelligent automation that would be able to make the processes even faster and more efficient and to take over more and more complex tasks, is something that we can hope for.
Images sent by author
Using Drones for Business and Transport
Drones have their place in the modern business world. One of the most exciting and interesting uses is making them your means of transportation. Using drones as your personal air-mail will definitely cost you at first, but gain some money saving kudos, as well as coolness points on the long run.
The Growth of The Internet of Things
This is yet another story about the automation and distant control of the entire system that you have in your office. Everything from the distant printing to the door locks on your office can be done once the IoT is introduced to your workplace. Lights, heaters and other devices will be controlled from one point. Security would become much easier with the IoT. Alarm monitoring and its results would be easily observed, used and stored. However, depending on the production process that you have, you may find some other opportunities to use IoT.
Exploring the Possibilities of Blockchain
This is a piece of software that deals with the cryptocurrency that people use online. More precisely, this is how Bitcoin work. Another use of Blockchain in 2016 may easily be to track and analyze the monetary transactions. Also, it is predicted that the Blockchain technology will be able to reduce the possibilities of frauds in monetary transactions in the future.
The Endless Uses of 3D Printing
It is hard to pick a place to start and talk about the possibilities of the 3D printing and its implementations in to business processes. Everything from building models to final products is possible with this ‘magical’ invention that is becoming more and more present in everyday lives.
Connecting all the things that can be connected and render all the unnecessary processes obsolete is the trend that will bloom in 2016. The only thing that is not new in the world of business technology is the fact that it is still attempting to make things faster and more efficient. Keep a close eye on those trends and make them work for you and your business.
Dan Radak is a web hosting security professional with ten years of experience. He is currently working with a number of companies in the field of online security, closely collaborating with a couple of e-commerce companies. He is also a coauthor on several technology websites and regular contributor to Technivorz.