Dec 22, 2016 2:28:28 PM by: Scott Morgan

Fotolia_110182507_Subscription_Monthly_M.jpgBeing 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



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