Since we announced Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscriptions a few weeks ago, I’ve been uplifted by the unique and creative ways people have been using Office and other Microsoft tools to work, learn, and connect from home. From giving piano lessons over Skype to virtual family workouts at home to teachers using Microsoft Teams to read stories to their students, it’s moving to see us all adapting and maintaining connections with those who matter most in this time.
We are amidst the 4th Industrial Revolution, and technology is evolving faster than ever. Companies and individuals that don’t keep up with some of the major tech trends run the risk of being left behind. Understanding the key trends will allow people and businesses to prepare and grasp the opportunities. As a business and technology futurist, it is my job to look ahead and identify the most important trends. In this article, I share with you the seven most imminent trends everyone should get ready for in 2020.
- Cisco WebEx Meetings maintains its leadership position despite both its composite and net emotional footprint scores dropping slightly from 2019.
- Zoom jumped from the 10th most popular in 2019 to 2nd place this year on the Data Quadrant, improving both its composite and emotional footprint scores.
- Join.Me and Uberconference join the top ten most popular web conferencing software applications for the first time.
We may not be living on Mars or traveling to work using jet packs, but there’s no doubt the coming decade will bring many exciting technological advancesIn this article, I want to outline the 25 key technology trends that I believe will shape the 2020s.
In the global transition from corporate hallways to home offices, we’ve left something behind: meaningful access to managers.Gone are the instant answers to unblock progress, information streams that managers are privy to before the rest of the organization, informal feedback and coaching while walking together after a meeting, and predictable process and structures for communicating about work and ensuring mutual accountability.
The sudden and significant transition to remote work is an opportunity to remind the workforce of important security best practices No matter where employees work, IT security is critical. Yet maintaining and protecting a remote workforce — especially on a large scale — presents new challenges.