Technology trends that’ll help business move forward in 2012


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Technology trends that’ll help business move forward in 2012

  1. 1. Technology trends that’ll help business move forward in 2012Posted on December 8, 2011 by Maya PillaiTablets and Smart phones were the hottest technologies in the year 2010 and 2011. At the sametime, small/medium businesses recognized the potential of cloud-based technology andcollaboration services this year. In the year 2011, more and smaller business owners tookinitiative to use cloud-based services to boost the growth of their business. With the year almostcoming to a close, it is now time to look at the top technologies and trends in 2012.Cloud Computing is here to stay– Small/medium business have started to recognize the powerof cloud computing. For the next few years, cloud-based technology will rule the world. Thereason is that cloud computing has made it possible to share resources with ease and lesser cost.Cloud and collaborative technologies have made anytime, anywhere computing and accessibilitypossible. There are cloud-based services which are available for managing your projects, humanresources, invoicing and even for document storage and sharing. Industry analysts opine thatshortly businesses will ‘rent’ their servers instead of maintaining an in-house one. Therefore,year 2012 will be known as the ‘Year for cloud-based services’.Mobile Technology – With more and more small businesses conducting business transactionsusing mobile application, this is going to be another technology which will be much used in thenear future. Mobile apps for social networking, product search, games, video and commerce arewidely used by people around the globe. Mobile devices such as ipad, iphone and more arewidely used by not only small and medium businesses, but also by the student community.© 2011 Apptivo Inc. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. Smart phones – A study conducted by Forrester in 2010 showed that 49 percent of smallbusiness owners conduct business through smart phones; 35 percent of the small/mediumbusiness owners use Blackberrys; 25 percent own Androids, 33 percent have iPhones while 7percent own Windows Mobile devices. The small business owners use Smart phones to checkand respond to emails, schedule calls and tweet on the go. In brief, they use Smart phones to stayon top of their business. Android and Apple devices are used by many small business owners andhave shown an upward curve. Industry analysts believe sales of Smart phones will exceed thoseof PCs in 2012.Hybrid between a Laptop, Smart phone and Tablet – There is a market for hybrid between alaptop, Smart phone, Tablet and PC. Though the sale of PCs is down, there will be a huge marketfor cross over device that consists of all the technologies a small business owner would require torun his business efficiently.Talking about the top technologies to look forward in the year 2012, Internet Television is anupcoming trend. Though it may not be used for business purposes, it will be one of thetechnology trends to look for in 2012. The big players in the market include Logitech, Apple andSony.In short 2012, is clearly an exciting time to watch out for nascent, evolving and revolutionarytechnologies, which will clearly run the roost.If you think there are other hot technology trends to look for in 2012, write to us. We welcomeyour comments and feedback.© 2011 Apptivo Inc. All rights reserved.