Business Predictions for 2017
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Business Predictions for 2017
Written by Steven Scheck and adapted by Dominic Butler
With 2016 moving towards the end, the technology revolution and augmentation in businesses continue to barrel forward with disruptive and emerging trends emerging every day.
As the startup climate takes over, today’s businesses have begun sporting an environment that is rich with technology adoption.
Here is a list of the predictions that will define technology implementation in businesses for the next year.
Wireless Technology Will Become the New Norm
Hybrid wireless technologies will connect two or more devices to provide seamless experiences for users.
Apple has already adopted the wireless mentality by launching the iPhone 7 with the wireless headphones along with plans to launch the iPhone 8 which is expected to have wireless charging capability.
Other companies have joined in as well. Cable and Internet provider Comcast is planning to offer wireless services by mid-2017.
Big Data Will Become More Influential
The implementation of big data for all kinds of businesses will become a basic step in 2017.
This will lead to major upgrades in speed and efficiency. Technology will evolve for improved big data storage for companies.
Such increased adoption will be fuelled by the various benefits that businesses can avail from big data.
Not only does it help in developing better products and services and serving customers better, it also provides a competitive advantage to the businesses.
Memorable Interactions with Virtual Reality
With the disruptive trends of augmented and virtual reality taking the centre stage, these are expected to turn the business landscape upside down in the next year.
With headsets and other tools being made accessible, these technologies have come way beyond the gaming realm and into the world of businesses and customer interactions.
For example, tech powerhouses like Google, Microsoft etc. are creating software and hardware for VR that will rival the appeal of the existing technologies and change how we shop, communicate and advertise.
Mobility Will Dominate
Mobile workplace is going to be the new norm for 2017. Businesses have already accepted the trend of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device).
2017 will witness the companies devising strategies to make the most of this trend.
This will enable the workforce to become more productive. Additionally, this will lead to flexible working hours.
Cloud-based services will help businesses overcome all obstacles to integrate mobile technology into their systems.
We are already familiar with cloud-computing and have been using the services for quite some time now.
Fuelled by the mobile technology trend, cloud-computing will become immensely popular in the upcoming years.
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