Men always love new gadgets and this year there is no shortage of new technology for Christmas. Whether you are searching for a pair of headphones, a new age watch or engineering toys, there are plenty of novel ideas around. If your budget does not stretch to a smartphone or tablet, then there are a host of new accessories to tempt. You can find innovative mini speakers, power banks, desktop chargers and everything in between. Polaroid has recently launched a revolutionary new mini photo printer which can print photos directly from a smartphone. They are portable, so you can take them anywhere and print out your happy memories. Perfect for the festive season. New technology for Christmas does not have to be expensive, there are also plenty of Affordable gadgets for Christmas too. The popularity of Minecraft is growing every day, so why not put a few block-shaped presents under the tree? Or treat the fitness fanatic to the latest activity tracker? If you can afford a little more, then following the launch of the Apple Watch, smartwatches are one of the hottest gadgets to own. For the control freak, drones, quadcopters and multi-rotor helicopters are all the rage and they do not have to cost a fortune. And for a stocking filler? A pair of special touchscreen gloves that will keep hands warm and work with all your mobile devices. Happy Christmas!
According to “The Jetsons” creators, people in the 60’s thought that in the future the skies would be filled with flying cars and robotic maids at home. Although it is hard to predict what exactly the future holds, it can be fun speculating where current trends are taking people. But one thing is for sure, the office of the future will be very different. First, going to the office will no longer be a requirement at work. Remote working is going to continue growing, and several companies across the globe have already established remote structures in a bid to keep overhead costs low. Other companies are using this type of structure to offer their employees freedom and the benefits of life balance that is acquired when working from home. Instant communication, smartphones, video conferencing and easy WiFi access are elements that seem to suggest that the remote office concept will be the norm in the future and employees can choose their place to work, experiencing no more problems with noise distraction when working remotely. Also, people should also expect to see renewed efforts on sustainability. More and more companies are already focusing on going green and strictly developing sustainability analysis of the workplaces. In the future, offices and workspaces, in general, will be expected to adhere to strict environmental footprint regulations. Therefore there will be an increase in paperless operations, reusable dishes, energy efficient office equipment and more. While predictions are just that; predictions, you can use the imagery of the office of the future to re-evaluate your current setup, and there are many predictions come true such as video conferencing. All in all, preparing for the future can be as simple as an update of office equipment.
The world of business has never been more competitive than it is today. Advertisements can’t help firms communicate their corporate messages to customers. People now prefer getting information from articles instead of advertisements. Businesses have discovered the importance of content writing and marketing in reaching out to their target audience. There are various reasons Why content is important for your website. Good content impresses readers. If you can provide content with the information that the readers are looking for, then visitors will surely subscribe to your site. The other benefit of content writing is customer development. When visitors are attracted to your content because they find it useful, they are more likely to buy your products. Content, therefore, helps to maintain a long-term relationship between the customer and the company. Providing high-quality content in the form of publications helps to build the company’s image. When readers get these publications regularly, they think of the company as a leader in the market and this assumption strengthens the corporate brand. SEO emphasises the importance of content writing. Good content features thoughtfully selected and placed keywords to ensure that your site gets a high rank in search engine results. A higher rank implies that more people will find you and this increases the conversion rate. Consequently, you can sell more products and grow your profit.
New technology and the transport industry are constantly being used to increase business productivity. In order to gain the maximum yield from your business, it is important that you are efficient. Technology trends are making efficiency a priority in the design of their apps and software. Technology reviews have suggested that the use of social media apps, messaging and video applications are the best way for businesses to get their message out to the general public. These applications and Media aids have been seen as a bridge between new technology and the transport industry. They are very evident in public transportation; buses, trains, and planes have built in screens that show various products from a large number of companies. Time is money and businesses realise this, every minute counts, and the more time clients and potential customers see your brand the higher your chances of turning a profit. A new technological advancement in the transport industry is the straddling bus nearly a reality; this innovation is a gold mine for the business and technology trends around the world.
Your website is probably the most important public profile you have out there. This is especially true if you own a business that depends on the website. I have found three easy ways that will make your web design convert more of your web visitors into loyal customers.
1) For starters, always make it easy for your visitor to find your contact information. One sure way to achieve this is by having your contact number prominently displayed on your homepage.
2) Always provide as much information in as few words as possible. This means provide a succinct, yet compelling, message that clearly addresses your customers’ needs and the possible solutions you offer.
3) Have a strong call-to-action message that will keep your visitor engaged and curious, and will entice them to use your products and services. You can do this by encouraging the reader to read more, play and engage with your page to capture his or her interest. These are my three most important ways to improve your website for better engagement. However, the central focus of your web design is to answer your visitors’ needs as efficiently and quickly as possible.
Every day seems to bring about more and more interaction with our devices: smart phones well they are just getting smarter and IT technology is constantly evolving. so what do the experts expect from 2016.
One of the latest emerging trends is the ‘digital mesh’. this is being announced as one of the most important strategic technologies of the future. Leading us forward into the digital mesh is the company Gartner and their vice president who has been quoted as saying, “In the post-mobile world the focus shifts to the mobile user who is surrounded by a mesh of devices extending well beyond traditional mobile devices,” explained David Cearley, Vice president.
The digital mesh will look to how we communicate via everything available and how that all comes together providing us with the Information of Everything. Using this is when strategic planners will have to find a way to identify the relevant and pertinent information they need for the every growing information tsunami. So we will be looking to see new business design and algorithms to help businesses corporations and everyone else move forward. This lead us directly to a increasingly used term, the Internet of Things or IoT. the amount of data collected via this is tremendous and will generate a knock on effect in how we apply it. control it, manage and use it.
Ok I have succumbed to the lure of Christmas and thought I would add my list for those who might wish to know….
- Oh yea I am a Back to the Future veteran and who would not want a hoverboard or an electric hands free scooter (what!!) ? Well I do and I do not want a helmet with it.!!
- As many of the New Star Wars gadgets as I can have – to add to my old collection. I have an original Darth Vader head to keep my figures in.
- While I am at it this jumper would be just me! Do they have it in any other colour?
- The penultimate would be (for me) some top quality headphones like the Sony MDR-1RBT. Really nice piece of equipment.
The final and ultimate present for me would be a drone but I would want the full monty, the gimbal, onboard processing and camera. Oh yea only the best. i plan to review these at some point but I really would like my own to experience what I will be writing about – who am I kidding, I want to fly one! They are tremendous.
There are some people who detest technology and the way it has forever changed our lives. Yes, there are some aspects that are downright annoying, but there can’t be any doubt about that in many instances our lives have been improved. Have you noticed that where the level of technical know-how is at an all time low, the pace of development is slow. I’m referring to some of the African countries where they don’t have sophisticated techniques of production and productivity levels are slow, and in some instances non-existent. Think of small businesses in these countries where many operate in remote areas. In developing countries, Internet banking is unknown, and the movement and security of money which allows a small business to grow isn’t in place.
Nobody can deny that the information age has increased the rate of globalization and the Internet itself has made the entire world amazingly networked world. So just imagine, if you don’t have the Internet, you lose. The adoption of technology by developing countries has had a deep effect on their economies simply because it allows individuals and businesses to communication from far off.
Continuing with our last blog post about going green and eco-friendly, I decided to talk about certain specific things which we can start doing ourselves to help make a change and we start with switching/opting for organic furniture, organic bedroom furniture to be specific for this post.
Uniquely designed furniture can magnify the beauty of your homes many folds. Your furniture can make your home look impressive and make them punch above their heights. Especially when it comes to furnishing your bedrooms, some additional thoughts have to be spared as it is the place where your pleasant dreams dwell. It is your comfort zone where you feel like a king, hence customizing your bedroom furniture which does you and the environment no harm is what you should be looking for. And for that, nothing is more hygienic and safe than organic furniture.
Furniture made from some materials like synthetic, plastic, or metal can have some health hazards. Wherever you bring this type of furniture to your home, you also bring with them tons of harmful chemicals which are coated over them. Furniture industry simply cannot thrive without treating the furniture with preservatives and chemicals to give them an enhanced look, and add years to their lifespan as well. But organic furniture for your bedroom, like beddings, cabinets, mattresses, and linen are devoid of any poisonous chemicals and pose no health concerns.
Organic furniture is eco-friendly in character as they do not ooze with or excrete deadly chemicals which thrash the green fiber of your environment. Their raw materials are grown naturally and organically without any interference from pesticides and chemicals, which during the course of time breakdown and pollute our water, soil, or air. In fact organic material like bamboo helps in purifying the air from carbon dioxide and pushes our world to go green. Along with bamboo and wood there are certain natural fibers used for furniture which are grown without the heed of pesticides like cotton, and flax.
Whilst I have been focusing on a fair amount of technological advances it would be fair to say I am on the fence regarding some of them – although I try not to be judgemental in my approach. A personal issue for me is the world we are living in and how we treat it. Sustainable, eco-friendly, zero waste, resuable, recycle and fair trade; all words that can used to describe this trend. This is not a passing fab but a growing philosophy within manner of our industries. An awareness that the carbon footprint with are creating is far too big and is destroying our world both gradually and in some cases frightening rapidly.
What can we do about this? To answer that question in one post would send anyone reading it to sleep, it would be so long, what I am thinking is over a period of time I will write different posts on aspects of this phenomenon, interspese with my other stuff of course. To whett your appetite so to speak what sort of things will I be looking at, well they will include:
- Sustainable/ eco- fashion – how designers and companies are getting on board with this. How that craziest of trends, fashion, is getting firmly on board with sustainability.
- Recycling – this is something that has been around for a long time but new initiatives are always coming out, I will focus on that aspect.
- Fair Trade – part of sustainability is not just about the product or the raw materials it is about the people who make them, how they make them. Preserving traditional methods and ensuring all people receive fair treatment in work and in pay.
- Global sustainable development goals – these goals were advanced to help achieve the following sustainable development standards by 2015, maybe time to follow up on these.
- Going Green – how we protect our enviroment and ourselves from ourselves.
I would appreciate any feedback or suggestion re the above. No promises to how often I will concieve a post but I will certainly be considering these aspects when looking at deveolpments.