A friend recently asked, “What are key ways you know you need Managed IT Services?” Instantly, a rendition of the Jeff Foxworthy redneck one liners started running through my head. They were not insults, but rather statements that reflected how far we’ve come.
I’m not a stand-up comedian of any kind (just ask my kids), but I thought I’d share some of the lines that ran through my head (all true, some funny).
In my job, I am routinely asked to look out into the future to predict what technology trends will impact businesses so they can be better prepared. The effect of technology on business operations is becoming much more pervasive. It’s beginning to touch everything. Are you ready?
Are you one of the millions who received a voice assistant last year? I’m not even talking about the voice assistants built into your smartphone. We are moving toward a voice-activated world. Why type it, when you can simply say it, right?
We can have an app for everything these days in business. But that’s not necessarily beneficial. It actually can create waste and increase wait – neither of which are good for business.
Think about the last time you called IT support. How did it go? How did it make you feel? In many cases, one of two emotions come to mind – frustration or gratitude.
If you’ve opened a toy guide for the 2017 season, you’ve likely seen the technology takeover of toys. I remember getting plastic or balsa wood models as a kid and how cool the first, really simple, interactive Wii gaming console was for my kids.
How many clouds do you operate in? Just a few short years ago, leaders could list them on a couple fingers or at least one hand. Now most organizations, even small businesses, are finding themselves forced into a labyrinth of public and private clouds.
We’re connected – all the time – and I’m not just talking about email and phone calls. I thought about this as I walked into my family’s business and the song I was listening to in my truck came on in the building. It was not coincidence. It’s because of the phone in my pocket.
Security threats are rising with an increasing emphasis on smaller businesses. Hackers see them as easy targets and gateways to larger businesses. The famous attack on Target in 2013 was actually through one of their small vendors.
Tech jobs are multiplying nationwide, up 7.3 million from last year. The strong majority of those jobs (6.9 million) are at technology companies – like Marco – but a growing number also are within other companies in other industries such as healthcare and banking, according to a recent analysis by technology association CompTIA. Jobs in software, cybersecurity and cloud computing are leading the pack. The expanding digital economy has propelled the growth with no expectations of slowing down.