Knowing what is current in your industry is a must, but it does not imply that you should adopt every trend. From social media accounts to the latest technology, trends regularly infiltrate our decision-making process. Someone on your board recently went to an event that utilized QR codes; why aren’t you using QR codes?! You receive a phone call from an upset client; you send out paper newsletters? It’s 2012; go green like the rest of the world!
Take a breath and relax. Each time you are tempted to hop on the bandwagon of the latest trend, take a moment to determine whether it will have a positive impact on your organization. Continue reading
“Imagine”…a seven-letter word that has begun many sentences that are used to introduce the latest and greatest in technology. Disney World has a whole section of Epcot called Future World dedicated to the innovations of the past, present, and future. I remember watching Tom Cruise use an array of far-fetched computer technology in Minority Report only to realize that some of the features shown are almost commonplace today – we’ve all played with an iPad by now. So the question is, Where is technology going? and What potential piece of technology, that we had thought was a thing of the imagination, is going to become a part of our everyday lives?
What will be next?
Let’s begin with the fact that I recently had dinner at a friend’s house, only to realize that their kids were watching a movie in 3-D…My parents grew up in an age where there were less than six channels, all in black and white. Now when I go home, not only can I watch television in high-definition, I can pause my T.V. in my living room, only to re-start the show in my basement. Forgot to DVR that special tonight? Never fear, you can set your DVR from your cell phone. Speaking of cell phones, does anyone remember dial phones? The list of technologies that have integrated our lives is pretty incredible. Continue reading