The Technology that Businesses will see More of in 2015
In this day and age, new gadgets and solutions enter the market every day, and the average consumer wants to be on the up-and-up. Everyone likes to have the latest tech, but for business, it’s more than a want – it’s a need. You’ll probably be updating your office’s technology in one way or another in 2015.
Last year, we saw our laptops get more lightweight, our second monitors get larger, our projectors go high-def. What will we see this year? Here are a few things you might consider getting.
Okay, sure, not everyone in your office needs a wearable – and maybe you don’t either, at least not yet. But one thing is for certain: you’ll be seeing a lot more wearables this year, even if they’re not on your own wrist. Smartwatches are particularly useful for busy business executives because they mean never missing a call, e-mail, or voicemail, but they also mean you’re not glued to your smartphone 24/7. It’s much more polite to glance at your watch in the presence of a client than it is to interrupt what they’re saying by taking a phone call. Plus, your clients will be glad you have one when they’re the ones trying to get in touch with you.
The Return of the Stylus
It might remind you of your old GameBoy, but the bigger phones get, the more styluses seem to be making a comeback. Now that your phone is indistinguishable from a tablet and your tablet is indistinguishable from a laptop, no one is quite sure how to hold their devices, which can get a bit awkward. The stylus makes it really easy to put on a presentation without embarrassing yourself because you can hold a tablet in one hand and type or point with the stylus in the other. That said, you can also take quick “handwritten notes” as though your tablet was a notepad which comes in handy at conferences, during meetings, et cetera. Some people simply prefer handwritten notes but don’t want to carry around a notebook, and the stylus is here to save the day.
More Cloud Integration
Many companies have already begun storing data in the cloud, but 2015 will definitely be the year that companies begin to take advantage of the extremely vast capabilities that it has to offer. This year, everything will become integrated – cloud sales applications will integrate with cloud-based calendars, which will also integrate with cloud-based phone systems, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Companies will become more efficient because anything business-related can be accessed from anywhere, but data will also become more secure.