The technology available to consumers today is outstanding. Not just the amount, but the capabilities they have continue to increase. In this age of technology, it is important that your business not only keep up with trends, but try to stay ahead of them to remain competitive. Below, we’ve come up with a list of 5 trends to watch this year so you can stay ahead of the curve.
Increased Online Security
Two virtual reality devices are scheduled to hit consumer shelves in 2016 (the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive). With this, the way we interact with content is going to change dramatically. However, it’s not just gamers that should be excited about this new technology. Companies that start taking advantage of these systems sooner rather than later (example: using virtual reality for training purposes, virtual tours of merchandise for customers, etc.) will have a huge advantage. Keep in mind, virtual reality technology is still extremely infantile and it’s going to be awhile before you can utilize these systems to their full potential, but starting earlier will put you ahead of the competition.
Better Mobile Payment Technology
Mobile pay makes it easy for consumers to purchase products without having to get out a physical credit card. Since the introduction of Apple Pay, mobile payment technologies have significantly advanced and become more widespread. For many small to midsize businesses, it would be wise to get an IT professional to update current software to allow for mobile payments to keep your customers happy.