Technology has thousands of applications. From medicine, to fitness, social interactions, and business. The main reason why technology exists is because it enhances productivity and allows a task to be completed in less time or with less resources. Because we live in the age of instant gratification, technology has allowed businesses to grow by giving their customers access to almost instant gratification. That’s why in this article we will be discussing some of the technologies that are trending in the business world right now and that will continue to affect the industry as a whole, like Apica Systems.
The Top 5 Technologies for Business
As mentioned in the introduction, technology allows us to do things faster and with less resources, but there are also some almost “magical” things that technology gives access to. At first the technologies that were implemented in businesses were things like the smartphone and heavy desktop computers, but now we’ve got the following:
- The Cloud
- Virtual and Augmented Reality
- Artificial Intelligence
- Voice Recognition
You may have heard of some of these previously but may not know what they are so we shall explain. The cloud can be seen as a non-existent place where information, data files, and documents can be stored. It is at all places at nowhere at the same time, which makes it kind of like a sci-fi movie in real life. Through the cloud businesses can keep sensitive information secured, can collaborate on different projects, and can backup files that are kept on physical hard drives or other storage methods.
Virtual and augmented reality will be the trends we will see in 2019 and 2020 because they just began to be implemented into business this year and it will take a while for others to understand them. Simply imagine being able to put on a headset and be transferred into an imaginary store where you can buy things or speak to service providers on the other side of the country and around the world. This is the power of augmented and virtual reality. Artificial intelligence is the use of algorithms which allows a computer system to learn and adapt on its own. These algorithms will be and have been implemented in business to learn and adapt certain systems in real time. Now with voice recognition you can tell your Google Home or Alexa to purchase something and the program will do so instantaneously.
In conclusion in this article we discussed the way in which technology has affected the business world and listed a few of the technologies that have been implemented in the past year or two. These technologies have allowed business owners to automate marketing systems in order to save time and put it to use on more important tasks. They say that one should be working ON their business instead of IN their business and the technology we have now allows us to do just that.