3 Technology Trends Here to Stay
Last year’s pandemic-driven shift to digital forced many companies, organizations, and individuals to reevaluate the way they did just about everything. Many tools and resources became popularized overnight to keep businesses running as close to full speed as possible.
Despite the many challenges of moving to a digital experience, there are still plenty of opportunities to explore and expand its horizons. These three technology trends are the ones we believe are here to stay for good.
Working remotely quickly became favorable for both employers and employees in a variety of ways. Employers benefited from lower office expenses and a greater pool of remote recruitment options. Employees enjoyed more flexibility in their schedules as well as the extra funds no longer required for transportation or commuting.
While the future of the pandemic is uncertain, the benefits of working remotely are expected to withstand the test of time. With the fall of the physical workplace, comes the rise of the digital workspace, its virtual counterpart.
Imagine a fully virtual presence at work, complete with conference rooms, coworkers, and all the necessary means to complete tasks from absolutely anywhere. The digital workspace acts as a portal into the business world with applications to keep us engaged like meeting software, workforce management, and more. Digital workplace solutions aim to replicate the collaborative, flexible nature of in-person communication through dozens of resources catered to employees.
In addition to the development of making work-from-home more successful, classrooms were forced to do the same with remote learning when their doors closed last year. Software such as e-learning, video conferencing, and more surged in demand when schools needed to keep children as connected and involved as possible.
Teachers and various school staff worked tirelessly to help transition students to their new style of education; however, one issue brought to light was the education inequality caused by technological disparity. Children of privileged backgrounds had greater access to computers and WiFi, while disadvantaged students had to rely on their school’s resources, if there were any.
As we move forward with advancements in technology and remote learning, it is important to leverage faster internet speeds and more reliable connectivity to increase the equality in education.
It didn’t take long for the wave of people working and learning remotely to attract cyber criminals looking to take advantage of vulnerabilities. According to Microsoft’s Digital Defense Report there was a 35% increase of attack volume in the first half of 2020.
While consumers have become more aware of data breaches and their consequences, a cyber criminal’s constantly evolving techniques may be too hard to catch for the average user.
That is where a trusted IT Manager comes in to review threats, implement current security measures, and provide training on the latest in cybersecurity awareness. Businesses that do not have a complete cyber security management system are at increased risk of business interruption or loss of business.
With work, school, and a good portion of our social life moving online, cybersecurity is now more paramount than ever. Through decades of experience and an understanding of how your business operates, JNJ can suggest how to increase efficiency utilizing state of the art technology solutions. Contact us to learn about the right plan for your specific needs.