Ever since people started doing business, the successful use of modern technology was one of the most important driving factors behind the success of companies that were reasonable enough to take notice of these breakthrough concepts. These days, at the very beginning of 2020, things are very similar. The only major thing that did change is the depth and frequency of this mutually beneficial interaction.
With new disruptive technologies breaking through on a seemingly daily basis, various industrial sectors have found themselves in a state of constant forward motion. Let us take a look at a couple of examples of this development.
If we would look for a dictionary definition of AI we would probably found something in the vein of “computer system capable of performing tasks normally requiring human presence.” As simple as this may sound, even the slightest hint of machine autonomy can go a long way changing how we perform menial business tasks. Today, various chatbots, virtual assistants, and other forms of AI have found themselves in charge of countless different duties. Customer relationships, analytics, etc. across countless industries are now allowing humans to focus on creative work.
Modern Technology Has Augmented Reality
Virtual reality and augmented reality have been popular buzzwords ever since the 80s. Back then, though, they were nothing more than wishful thinking. Now, when these technologies have actually become functional, it turned out their potential was much bigger than originally anticipated. Education manufacturing, on-site engineering, travel and tourism, and retail industry are some of the most notable examples. As the price of this tech concept continues to drop straight into consumer range we can expect to see its implementation even more in years to come.
Ecommerce can hardly be considered a particularly new or breakthrough idea. However, a couple of exciting developments are threatening to finally push this industry to its full potential. The first one is the expansion of B2B online commerce. For instance, if you are operating within the oil industry you can buy something as specific as a quality drill collar with nothing more than a couple of clicks. No need for tiresome paperwork!
Second, online trading has become dangerously effective. With the use of AI-powered shipping software, most of the local deliveries could be performed within hours. With so many goods being delivered so fast, the entire business landscape can only go forward.
Internet of Things
Internet of Things technology has unlimited potential. Of course, most of the consumers got to know this term through various household appliances. And truly, even if we looked at the issue exclusively from this perspective we could agree that myriads of individual devices using sensors to gather external information and communicating with each other thus creating automated households are a revolutionary idea. However, the true value of this concept can be observed only when we bring the technology to driveways, construction sites, manufacturing halls and other areas that require a high level of coordination.
People seem to have very opposing opinions regarding the idea of blockchain. And while they are focusing on the pros and cons of one cryptocurrency or another they seem to miss the fact that we have finally got a viable alternative to the traditional banking system. Probably the first one in ages! Even better, this financial infrastructure features great transparency and efficiency, effectively eliminates unnecessary third parties, and overall makes trading faster and more affordable. All these benefits are highly desirable in the contemporary business environment so we yet expect to see blockchain unleashing its true power.
If we’re going, to be honest, the question of whether we should use cloud computing is as obsolete. The real issue here is to what extent we can push this idea in the future. Because up until now the concept has proved to be near fail-proof. Workplaces have become free of countless unnecessary physical assets and the collaboration between coworkers has become effortless and instant. The very idea of an office becomes more of a limiting factor than something that helps us to handle business tasks. The effects of this development can’t be felt in every industry that deals with the administration even to the smallest extent.
These six examples are far from the complete picture, but they are all a great example of just how far modern technology has gone and to what extent our business world depends on it. Of course, these things are to be expected. The implementation of disruptive technologies has always pushed the industries forward. Sure, the pace in which the things are unraveling at the moment can prove to be relentless. But, as long as you stick to the fields we covered and use their fruits in day to day operations, you should have no problem keeping your business on track.