It’s no question that technology has vastly surpassed all expectations in the past ten years, but with all the recent news about compromised customer data, it’s easy to believe that security measures have struggled to keep up. On the contrary, companies are investing significant time and money to solve this ever-growing issue. What does the future hold? There’s no need to build a time machine to find out; today’s featured articles give us a few hints.
What does it mean to be a digital native?
If I had to pick one word to describe the difference in perspective between those of us who grew up in an “analog” world and people who have grown up with the Internet and smartphones and all the rest of our connected digital world, it would be “integration.”
From the advent of online banking years ago, to Disney World using RFID wristbands to improve customer experiences in 2016, each advance in digital transformation requires businesses to break down barriers. Organizational silos - that used to seem essential - are revealed over and over again to be an obstacle to providing more integrated, seamless interactions for customers.
My favorite articles this week all address different aspects of the transitional state the technology world exists in today. Emerging technologies open up new possibilities, and new ways to address old problems – as well as opening the door to new risks!
The turn of the calendar always brings a flood of both retrospectives on the year past and predictions for the year ahead. Because I love both, this week’s post is a day early – it seemed appropriate to share some interesting reviews of 2015 on the last day of the year. On Monday, you can look forward to a roundup of interesting predictions in data centers, cloud, storage and big data, to start the first week of the year off with a bang!