Are you overwhelmed by the amount of technology in your life? Does big data got you and your employees feeling stunned? Here’s some good news: The Christian Science Monitor recently predicted that technology will become a lot simpler for both personal and business users. How quickly will this happen? How about next year?
As the Christian Science Monitor story suggests, you ought not feel alone if you’re overloaded with data. That’s due to the fact the digital universe is doubling roughly every two years. Based on the story, consumers today can browse more than 600 million websites. And Apple’s App Store today holds over 1 million apps.
Where’s the simplicity?
Of course, this doesn’t suggest that tech will only become more complicated. In fact, the Monitor story claims that one of the bigger technology trends for 2014 is going to be technology that is actually easy to use and understand. That’s excellent news for consumers and employees. Tech is certainly powerful. But if you can’t understand it, what good is it?
Tech leaders already simplifying
The Christian Science Monitor points to Apple and Google as being the two companies that will spearhead the simplicity movement. These two tech giants already value technology that is simple to use and easy to understand highly. Simultaneously, the fastest-growing technology startups appear to think the same way, according to the Monitor story. Consider how easy it is to share files with Dropbox. Think of how easy it is to book car rides through a service such as Uber. Expect more tech just like this in 2014.