BYOD and 3-D printing lead 2013’s tech trends

On February 20, 2013, in Uncategorized, by machijeas2323

Here’s a truth about technology, one that makes a lot of people shudder while others celebrate: Everything we understand about it today will undoubtedly change tomorrow. Recall the days when faxing represented cutting-edge tech? Those times are gone. But look at e-mail. Is e-mail ready to go the way of faxing? The ever-evolving nature of technology is a fact that CIO Magazine highlighted in a recent article checking out tech trends that could change the way you do business in 2013. Here is a look at a number of the big changes that CIO Magazine predicts will hit businesses this year.

Hospitals and BYOD

Last year, according to CIO Magazine, the BYOD movement took hold in small businesses across the country. This movement, standing for bring your own device, allowed more employees to bring their laptops and tablets to their offices, get connected to a secure network and handle their tasks using their own devices. The advantages? Employees work faster when they’re working on their personal devices, increasing their productivity. And businesses cut costs by not having to provide desktop computers for all of the workers. This year, CIO Magazine predicts, more companies will embrace BYOD. We’ll even see employees at hospitals and other highly secure businesses working on their personal iPads and laptops.

3-D Printing Continues to Soar

3-D printing took off last year, with a growing number of businesses turning to high-tech printers to fashion plastic parts and device components. This year, 3-D printing stands to turn into an even more common tool among tech-savvy businesses. 3-D printing is an amazing technology. And organizations who recognize this will stay a step ahead of their competitors.

The End of Passwords?

Is your password your street address? Is it your wife’s name? Soon, according to CIO, you won’t need to worry about how lame that is. Companies are prepared to embrace biometrics as a security measure, the magazine says. Biometrics lets companies make use of the iris of employees’ eyes, their voices or their fingerprints as security for these workers’ computers and online accounts. With biometrics, hackers will no longer be able to access your company’s information by simply guessing that your top salesperson uses the name of his dog as a password.


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