You’ve probably noticed your school becoming more active on the web and in social media over the last few years. There’s a reason for that; they’re competing ruthlessly with other colleges for web superiority to win students’ hearts and minds (and money).
Over the past several decades, companies were founded within large fixed facilities that, inside the concrete, glass and steel walls, contained all necessary business functions and employees for standard operations. Communicating outside of these compounds wasn’t easy because the technology wasn’t available or it came at a high cost. Employees made their way into the office, complete a day’s work, and headed home at night after a productive eight hours. But now, this centralized model is barely recognizable to most of us as it has been rendered useless with new advances in communication technology. As methods, speed, and options for communication blossomed and grew, businesses and their workforces evolved and adapted to newfound opportunities. Thus, the “mobile workforce” has emerged – a workforce so empowered by personal technology like phones and laptops, wireless internet and real-time data sharing.
2008 is coming to an end and various publications will be getting out their crystal balls to make wild predictions about what the buzz-techs of 2009 will be.
Here’s my look into 2009, along with a look back at developments in 21st century technology (funny how 21st century technology used to conjure up images of spaceships and sci-fi). It’s quite amazing to see how far we’ve come in less than a decade