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How To Stay Ahead of the Technology Curve

From artificial intelligence (AI) agents and augmented / virtual reality to self-driving cars, big data and block-chain, dramatic technological change is happening at lightning speed all around the world.

New or emerging technology has the potential to transform / disrupt the business landscape, dislodge established companies and/or re-invent entire industries but ...

New / emerging technology can also be a vehicle for positive, individual, business and societal change. For example,

Mobile devices have dramatically transformed the lives of individuals ...

Cloud-first strategies are now key to staying relevant in a fast-paced world.

Business process automation has increased the consistency and reliability of business processes and helped organizations achieve more with less.

This article is relevant to anyone who works with or utilizes technology including ...
  1. Organizations that have to adapt, innovate and change their business models and organizational structures to keep up with the rapid pace of technological change

  2. Executives including CEOs, CIOs and business / IT executives who need to constantly evaluate emerging technologies so that they can determine their potential impact on their organizations.

  3. IT Professionals who have to quickly and competently learn or master new / merging technology so that they can align their skill-sets with the rapidly changing technology landscape

Some of the new / emerging technologies that are transforming our society, business and personal lives include ...
  1. Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) is transforming the customer experience by creating a whole new digital world

  2. Internet & computing capabilities, storage and access is becoming available to everyone

  3. Big data is helping us make sense of massive amounts of data in real time

  4. Digitization of healthcare is improving access and quality of care as healthcare becomes personalized and precise

  5. AI agents are interacting with users and learning their needs. Today's solutions include Amazon's Alexa, Microsoft's Cortana and Apple's Siri

  6. The internet of things is transforming how we do business and it's helping us manage our resources more efficiently as more and more sensors are connected to the internet

  7. Blockchain technology is acting as a trusted authority on more transactions of financial value (money, goods and property

  8. Wearable technology is blurring the lines between our physical and digital world as more of our personal clothing becomes connected to the internet!

How Are Keeping Up With the Fast Pace of Technological Change?

A challenge that many Information Technology (IT) professionals struggle with, is staying up to date with the fast pace of change.

Solving this challenge is important because you can shipwrecked your career by failing at learning new skills or more modern technologies, tools, practices or solutions!

To succeed in today's workplace, you will need to keep up with constantly changing trends, best practices, patterns, technology and software platforms / solutions.

In this article series, you will learn how to solve this problem, so that, you will never have to be behind the technology curve or become obsolete in your skills.

For example, you'll learn some of the core principles and strategies that are utilized in the tech industry to keep skill-sets fresh and up to date. 

You'll also get important information on maintaining your skill-set, getting a constant stream of relevant updates, and networking. 

In-addition, you'll dive into a few examples and step-by-step instructions on setting up your own system, so that you will can maintain it indefinitely.

By the end of this article series, you'll have a working system that will allow you to optimize your professional growth.

You'll also have everything you need to upgrade your skill set efficiently, be aware of changes in your industry!

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