Technology is an ever-changing playing field, and those wanting to remain at the helm of innovation have to adapt. The consumer is charting a new course and companies must embrace emerging technologies. Data Quest brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “Adoption of emerging technologies in public sectors.”

As IT industry trends such as cloud computing and software as a service (SaaS) become more pervasive, the world will look to brands who can deliver with accuracy and real-time efficiency. Deciding which emerging technology to use in your company isn’t easy and options will vary by company.

When you hear the words emerging technology, you may immediately think of artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning, and while they are indeed emerging technologies, they aren’t the only ones. Emerging technologies is about learning, experiencing, maturing and adopting a new era of IT.

One example is blockchain. Past discussions of blockchain have hinged on cryptocurrency, but the real power lies in the immutability and transparency of a blockchain. The blockchain is an information system that holds promise for supply chain management, enabling transparency into the origin and journey of materials from origin to product.

Melody K. Smith

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