Technology permeates just about every aspect of your personal and professional lives. It changes constantly, and not keeping up with its trends can negatively affect your job. No one can completely hide from technology, and if you want to keep your job, you may find that you are asked to leave your current position. It’s possible you won’t be able to find another one in your field if you don’t master the necessary technology skills as well. Here are some tech trends outlined by appendTo that you should be aware of.
- Big Data – Big data is analyzed in a variety of industries to reveal overall patterns, correlations, and trends, especially those that connect with how humans act. Fields as diverse as marketing, scientific and medical research, finance, and manufacturing all use big data to drive their operations.
- Internet of Things – It seems like more and more devices are being connected to the Internet all the time. Think of refrigerators that keep track of your weekly grocery inventory and connect to the grocery store to order more of something you’re low on or sanitation professionals who use sensors to quickly tell which containers need to be emptied. Technology in the workplace helps to more quickly accomplish daily work tasks, and the devices that help in that endeavor are connected to the Internet.
- Cyber Security – Organizations rely on cyber security to keep their data safe. You need to pay close attention to cyber security in your job and make it a top priority because it is likely an important focus of your company.
- E-Assistants – Even though Siri and Cortana are only helpful some of the time, e-assistant programs are quickly evolving, and they are on the rise. These assistants can help people perform their jobs, and you’ll need to know how to effectively utilize them to get more accomplished at work when they make an appearance in your office.
- Social – We’re not just talking about Facebook. Social networking is hitting companies’ front and back end systems. Customers and fans can interact through companies’ own social networks, and employees can talk to each other in real time through back-end applications. Mastering the latest in communication will affect how businesses relate with their customers and how colleagues collaborate even more in the future than it already has.