Technology

Essential Technologies Your Business Needs In 2015

Technology moves so quickly nowadays that it is difficult to keep up with the pace of change, with new hardware, software and apps continuously being created, updated or invented. Yet it’s essential that your business does keep up with what’s going on in the tech world, so that you can take advantage of evolving technology to ensure you are able to maintain your company’s position in its sector.

It’s certainly worth keeping abreast of digital media news to check that you know what’s happening, what new methods of communication are coming forward, if operating systems are being improved and what’s new in hardware development.

Radical changes in communications

It wasn’t so long ago that anyone who used a computer was effectively chained to the office, with bulky desktop monitors and large stacks housing the OS and software to make the computer work. The rise of the laptop or portable computer (often called “luggable” because early ones could be very heavy) meant that workers could begin to be more flexible in terms of how they worked. For example, a journalist covering an evening concert could go home and email the review instead of having to go into the office to do it.

Flexibility was the name of the game and you had to keep up with the changes to remain competitive and to attract high-quality employees. Familiar names such as Acer, Toshiba, HP, Dell and Asus brought out machine after machine with different capacities, these PCs using the Microsoft OS, whereas Apple forged ahead with their PowerBook and MacBook using its own OS.

Communication became faster and faster as internet broadband speeds increased, and with the development of the tablet and smartphone you can now communicate with whoever you want – be it your own business, a supplier or customers and clients – from wherever you are. Tablets such as the innovative Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy ranges are commonplace now – all you need is a Wi-Fi connection and the world is your oyster.

The majority of apps available, whether free to download or paid for, have been engineered to work effectively on different platforms to make them easy to use on any device.

Some recent developments

The two giants of computing, Apple and Microsoft, are constantly developing gadgets and software. Recently, Apple launched the Apple Watch, a wearable device for the wrist that opens up new ways of receiving information and interacting with the world using third-party apps. Apple also recently launched an all-new MacBook, the lightest and thinnest ever.

Meanwhile, Microsoft has been gearing up for the launch of Windows 10, its new OS, which will include a default browser, Microsoft Edge, and a translucent, resizable Start menu.

Constantly improving

All tech developers know that businesses depend on them getting their products right. You want smart, affordable technology that you can choose to be most appropriate for your business needs. Check media sites dealing with digital information as regularly as you can, so that you don’t find yourself left behind.

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