Being in the business, you know and experience the rapid change in all forms of technology that only continues to pick up in pace. VoIP seems like legacy technology nowadays. SIP has been around for years. Mobile is old news. Big Data and IoT are so last year.
Whether you like it or not, the profession you have chosen lives in the world of “What has been done for me lately.” And with so much of technology intertwined (voice, data, video, office setting, remote setting, business use, personal use), you need to stay on top of the latest developments. Below are various trends sources suggest we will experience in 2017.
The Tech Trends You Need to Pay Attention to in 2017!
#1 Virtual Reality Coming to a Workplace Near You
Forbes predicts VR to cross the gaming world into personal and professional interactions.
#2 Here’s A Service, There’s A Service, Everywhere’s A Service
Virtually all types of technology solutions now have an "As-A-Service" version. Per Business Solutions, the benefits to both customers and solution providers will ensure the adoption of this solution model continues.
#3 Network Security… in all the Nooks and Crannies
With hackers continually searching for vulnerabilities, Business Solutions emphasizes the increasing importance of providing customers with security solutions such as malware protection and network assessments.
#4 Smart Phones, Smart Devices Are Not Enough
Business Insider and Gartner sees the combination of smart devices, IoT, and AI creating an era of "collaborative intelligent things".
#5 You May Be Chauffeured by a Driverless Car
Business Insider reports that Tesla and Uber are working hard to bring autonomous cars to market.
Interesting Technology Statistics
In addition to the trends, here are a few notable technology statistics:
41% of American homes are now wireless-only- Time
80 million homes and businesses still use copper network; however, soon there won’t be enough people on the network to make it economically maintainable - Digital Trends
84% of U.S. households own a computer- Pew Research
73% of U.S. households have a computer with broadband connection to the internet- Pew Research
Only 1% of 18- to 29-year-olds don’t use the internet, while 41% of adults 65 and older don’t use the internet- Pew Research
There are 294 million registered domain names worldwide according to Domain Name Industry Brief- Verisign
205 billion emails were sent daily in 2015- DMR
There are over 25 million businesses in the U.S. All of them rely on technology in some fashion (telecommunications, internet, wifi, IT, hardware, software, applications, etc…) – Just Our Gut Feel
Check Out 2017 Business Trends
As stated in previous posts, staying ahead of the curve means diversifying your knowledge and having a grasp on trends happening in every sector. Check out the trends and stats we found most interesting to look out for in 2017