If you follow our blog and social media, you’ll see that we talk a lot about the future of tech, particularly in regards to the office environment. Last month’s post provided a checklist for a productive 2019, and this month we wanted to share our thoughts on some of the major trends you need to be thinking about incorporating into your business strategy this year if you’re not already:

  1. Artificial Intelligence (AI)

You can’t pick up a business magazine, or attend any conference, without being bombarded with AI nowadays – and it’s for good reason. Artificial intelligence is revolutionising the way that we work, and whilst the future robotic workforce may be the focus dominating media and conference agendas, Artificial Intelligence has many more subtle applications in the workplace. If you’re not exploring AI options for office and production print workflows, determining document layouts, automating distribution lists and allowing hardware to self-monitor and make real-time adjustments, you should be! Talk to us for more information…

  1. Internet of Things (IoT)

Another key buzzword from the last few years and one of the technologies that merge well with AI, the Internet of Things is only going to become more prevalent. Don’t be intimidated by the terminology though, simply put, IoT refers to multiple interconnected devices that used to be standalone pieces, like printers, and which have now have become part of a vast, interconnected network. Forrester predicts B2B IoT will take off in 2019, with 85% of firms implementing or planning to implement an IoT solution – will you be one of them? Contact us if you want to find out more…

  1. Security

A subject we talk about a lot here and on our social media channels. After all the security breaches of the last twelve months, and the introduction of GDPR last year, security has become an increasingly hot topic for all of us. In addition to this, the development of IoT technology throws up its own security issues – having multiple devices connected means they are easier for cyberattackers to take advantage of if they penetrate the network initially. It’s, therefore, more important than ever to have a safeguard in place in this increasingly connected world – again this is something our teams can talk you through in more detail…

None of these trends are breaking news, they’re subjects that have been talked about for some time now, and they may be areas you’ve been toying with for a while, if that’s the case and you’d like to explore how your business might benefit, please get in touch with one of our experienced team members.