For about a hundred years after the Industrial Revolution, the world of business stayed pretty much the same. But, it’s safe to say that things have moved on quite a bit in recent times.
Today, technology is moving on, evolving and advancing at such an exponential rate that it’s difficult for businesses not to be affected by this tidal wave of progress, whether or not they are ready for it. And, you may not think that we have actually come so far, but if you go back just a few years you’d be surprised to see just how much technology has advanced business.…
From enabling employees to work on the go using devices they’re familiar with, to automating tedious, time-consuming repetitive tasks – empowering staff to take charge of their own productivity by giving them access to the right technology for the job at hand makes good business sense.
Ultimately, more empowered, more productive employees translate into happier customers and a more profitable business. Here are some key areas to focus on.
Tech that automates repetitive tasks
With increasingly effective artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies available to the business world, letting humans get on with what they do best (like coming up with creative ideas and thinking laterally to solve problems), and leaving the more mundane tasks up to the machines is an excellent way to empower your employees.…
The future is here now. We can expect revolutionary changes to affect business around the world. Companies who position themselves to meet the future will prosper. Those who stubbornly cling to traditional ways of doing business will go out of business. It’s that simple.
Expect business change to be as dramatic as the transition from analog TV to digital TV. If you remember, once the all-digital broadcasting system was switched on, the fuzzy TV reception problem disappeared forever.
Here are five mega trends that will transform the future:
Throughout all of history, from the information revolution, the digital revolution, the industrial revolution, the agricultural revolution and back even further, the edge in business was always gained by technological advances – from sharper sticks and rounder wheels to modern multicore processors and wireless broadband.
With the pace of technological growth ever increasing, a whole new set of devices look set to shift the way we do business.
Here, we take a look at four of the most revolutionary:
1. Wireless power
One of the oldest ‘new’ technologies, wireless electricity was first proposed and prototyped by legendarily eccentric genius Nikola Tesla all the way back at the turn of the century – it’s just that it’s taken the rest of us the better part of a hundred years for the rest of the world to catch up.…