You've heard it before: the only thing constant is change. This adage is particularly true in the field of technology. Today, nearly everyone carries computing power with them in the form of smartphones, tablets, laptop computers, and now, even smart watches.
Technology trends are impacting business in ways that require close attention. Regulatory agencies, for example, are requiring businesses to move from paper documents to digital reports, and with new technology also comes the need to implement new security measures. Many of these new technology trends are placing additional burdens on businesses and with each new trend comes the need for creative solutions.
Cloud computing has generated a concept that addresses business system architectures. Businesses are offering services that allow their clients to access computing power and storage capacities without the need to install and monitor their environments. These Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers release their customers from the expense of purchasing, maintaining, and continually upgrading their in-house software and hardware.
With the proliferation of powerful devices such as smartphones and tablets, consumers want access to real-time information anywhere, anytime. Businesses need to keep up with the demands of their customers or risk losing them to competitors who provide mobile services, including anytime ordering, a mobile-friendly website, and online customer service.
Mobile computing is also an internal trend – a business and its employees can be more effective by utilizing mobile devices for various business activities.
Once just a concept, then only affordable to those with deep pockets, 3D printers are becoming accessible to consumers, which will significantly alter business strategies for many companies, including those that manufacture replacement components. If customers have the ability to print a new vacuum cleaner part, for example, the vacuum cleaner manufacturer will need a new business strategy.
DevOps is a term that blends the words "development" and "operations." While not a technology in and of itself, DevOps creates a new methodology that combines the functionality of software development with a collaboration of operations organizations and quality assurance teams. Through this redefinition of software development and implementation processes, businesses are becoming more agile in their approach to software development.
Businesses that are quick to adopt technologies will reap the benefits through:
- Expansion to additional market channels
- Improved operational efficiency
- Optimization of resources
- Improved customer service
- Potential for reduced cost
At Southeast Computer Solutions, we can guide you through the continuously evolving technology that supports your business, offering you better business agility and a competitive advantage. Contact us today to learn more.
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Southeast Computer Solutions is based in Miami, Florida, and has additional operations in Mexico. For over 30 years, we have positively impacted the success of small and mid-sized businesses with effective business management implementations that improve our clients’ operations. We listen, we are accessible, and we care. Learn more by visiting our website or calling 305-556-4697.