Technology is changing business as we know it all of the
time. There was once a time where physical meetings were required but there are
now more virtual meetings than ever before. The pandemic has impacted the usage
of virtual meetings whether it is a doctor providing telehealth services
or a trainer doing a spin class via Zoom. Technology is going to continue to
improve testing and the impacts that medication has on a patient. Below are
ways that technology is impacting these 4 major industries.
Digital marketing is now the lifeblood of a majority of
businesses throughout the world. The common person goes online when they are
wondering if a service or product exists online or in their local area. Social
media is incredibly useful in the marketing world in a way that no other
platform has been. The free nature of this has allowed people and companies to
become thought leaders on specific topics. Unknown people gain fame quite quickly
which can impact hiring in marketing as people that understand how to garner a
following can be worth their weight in gold.
The use of home fitness equipment has increased due to the closure
of gyms during COVID-19. Technology like that of the Peloton allows a person to
get a great workout while being motivated by a trainer. Being able to set goals
and achieve them through hard work using technology can provide great results. Tracking
true progress can be motivation enough whether you are hitting personal bests
in lifting weights or running long distances. Being able to get workouts from a
trainer across the world or have them watch your workout is possible. The world’s
best can continue to workout with a trainer that might have relocated that took
them to new heights athletically or from a fitness perspective.
The home security industry has developed in immense ways
with detection systems and real-time alerts. There are so many ways to protect
the home including the Ring Doorbell which allows you to see who is approaching
your home. You can even talk to the person whether they are delivering
something or are there for more nefarious reasons. Being able to make sure your
home is safe there are so many types of hidden cameras that look like everyday items
like that of a phone charger.
There are so many small businesses that might have hired an
accounting firm or in-house accountant that are simply using accounting software.
It is easier today than ever before to expense things and file these digitally.
The days of keeping business receipts in a giant shoebox are gone. There are
apps that will file these for you and will take a picture of a receipt just in
case the physical copy is lost. There is still a huge need for accountants depending
on the business but small companies can utilize software along with a few hours
help from a CPA.
Technology is going to continue to change industries and
make jobs easier. The only drawback is that it can make jobs obsolete over
time. Take a look at your career to consider whether technology could leave you
jobless in the future.