Tech will change your business in 2013. Here’s how

There was a point in time when e-mail was considered cutting-edge tech. Before that, businesses were considered tech-savvy if they had their own fax machines. Technology, though, is constantly evolving. What businesses needed three years ago is nowhere near what they need now to thrive. CIO Magazine, of course, recognizes this. That’s why the magazine so emphasized the evolving nature of technology when it listed its top tech trends for businesses. The trends that the magazine’s editors cited will definitely change the way businesses work in 2013. If you’re a wise business owner, you’ll pay particularly close attention to them.

Hospitals and BYOD

The BYOD movement — bring your own device — has recently changed the way many companies operate. By allowing their employees to bring their own computers and tablets to the workplace, companies have boosted their workers’ productivity and saved themselves big dollars. CIO Magazine, though, predicts that the BYOD movement will this year move to hospitals. The magazine’s editors say that a growing number of hospitals across the country will encourage their doctors, nurses and administrators to bring their iPads and laptops to their stations.

3-D Printing Continues to Soar

3-D printing shot to popularity last year, with a growing number of businesses embracing high-tech printers to fashion plastic parts and device components. This year, 3-D printing stands to be an even more common tool among tech-savvy businesses. 3-D printing is an amazing technology. And those organizations who recognize this can stay a step ahead of their competitors.

The End of Passwords?

Tired of memorizing dozens of passwords? Don’t worry. The editors at CIO Magazine predict that passwords will soon go the way of the milkman. That is because more companies, recognizing how easy it is for hackers to compromise most passwords, will rely on biometric security. As CIO explains, biometrics uses the iris of your eye, your voice or your fingerprints as security. No one can get into your computer or important accounts simply by guessing that your password is your son’s first name.